Clearinghouse Resource

Title

Needs Assessment: Somali Adolescents in the Process of Adjustment: Toronto 2001

Authors/Editors

Reitsma, Katrina

Publisher(s)

Toronto, Ontario: Children's Aid Society of Toronto

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

August 2001, 36 pages

Description of Resource

This 36-page report discusses the results of a needs assessment of Somali adolescents in Toronto, summarizing concerns regarding: pre-migration stressors; racism/discrimination; education; negotiating identities between two cultures; intergenerational conflict; post-migration stressors; gender-related issues; local vs. city-wide issues; religion; and strengths brought to the acculturation process. The report includes a summary of themes from Somali youth focus groups and concludes with recommendations for future action.

Languages

English

Availability

This resource may be free from your local library or purchased from the publisher.