Resilience in Unaccompanied Minors from the North of Somalia
Said, Taher M.
New York: Guilford Press
Psychoanalytic Review v.85 n.4, August 1998, 615-638 pages
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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