Abteilung für Medizinische Psychologie und Medizinische Soziologie
 Universitätsmedizin Leipzig

Symposium „Interdisciplinary perspectives on Unaccompanied Minor Refugees. The impact of ethnic identity, perceived discrimination and trauma-related childhood experiences“

Researchers:
Dr. rer. med. Susan Sierau
PD Dr. P.H. Heide Glaesmer
Dr. rer. med. Yuriy Nesterko

Summary:
Because of war related conflicts around the globe the number of unaccompanied or separated minor refugees arriving in western high-income countries has increased significantly over the last years. This group of refugee children and adolescents is at high risk of becoming mentally ill, and therefore has special needs for social care and psychological support, including assistance with integration in the host country. Research has shown that unaccompanied minor refugees have often been subjected to discrimination and have often experienced difficult developmental or even traumatizing experiences before, during and after the flight. In this light, much more detailed research on the adjustment process of unaccompanied minor refugees is needed. There are great efforts to improve interdisciplinary collaboration and to establish effective prevention approaches to enhance different protective factors, as well as adapting intervention strategies to the needs of traumatized children, with special respect to unaccompanied minor refugees. The aims of this symposium „Interdisciplinary perspectives on Unaccompanied Minor Refugees. The impact of ethnic identity, perceived discrimination and trauma-related childhood experiences“ are to present the status quo of state-of-the-art research in this field, discuss current and future research foci and engage in a dialogue about practical implications of these findings.
Conference Programme (PDF 8,3 MB)

Date:
28th and 29th of September 2017

Place:
Conference Centre of Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany

Funding:
VolkswagenStiftung

Project number:
933000-140

Duration:
04/2017 – 12/2017

 
Letzte Änderung: 30.08.2017, 16:12 Uhr
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