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Resilience in Unaccompanied Minors from the North of Somalia


Rousseau, Cecile
Said, Taher M.
Gagne, Marie-Josee


New York: Guilford Press

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

Psychoanalytic Review v.85 n.4, August 1998, 615-638 pages

Description of Resource

Reviews the literature on unaccompanied children, in general, and discusses the overlapping notions of resilience protection, in particular. Research related to the mental health of unaccompanied children has demonstrated that the interplay between traumatic events and multiple separations increases the risk of mental health problems among these children, but protective factors can mitigate these effects. Interviews conducted with young Somali refugees living in 3 cities in Canada (Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto) highlighted the sources of resilience and protection.




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