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

http://www.midaynta.com/documents/Somali%20Youth%20Coalition.pdf