World-first study looks at removing the barriers to success for young refugees—10 October 2016

Supported by the ARC, researchers from the University of South Australia (UniSA) hope to fill an important gap in our understanding of how young refugees make the transition to further education and employment and develop the resilience to build successful lives post settlement.

The ground-breaking new study led by senior lecturer at UniSA’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, Dr Tahereh Ziaian, is being launched this month.  It will explore the success of different factors in helping and supporting young refugees, many who have experienced some trauma, into work, education and a state of wellbeing.

Dr Ziaian says while there is a growing body of literature to support the case that adult refugees make a positive impact on the nation’s skill level, the focus on children and adolescents is relatively overlooked, particularly in Australia.

 

Image: Young refugee children in a learning environment.
Image courtesy: Wikipedia

Original Published Date: 
Monday, October 10, 2016