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Title: Unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugee minors
Author: Arnold, C.
Awarding Body: University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2005
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Unaccompanied minor asylum seekers and refugees are a unique population, who have experienced multiple traumas and loss. A summary of trauma and risk factors faced by these youngsters during pre-migration, flight and resettlement periods is presented. The potential impact of such experiences is evaluated in relation to psychological well-being. Social support is widely accepted as playing a protective role in psychological well-being following stress and trauma (Joseph, 1997). The potential benefits of social support for unaccompanied youngsters seeking asylum in the UK are considered in relation to the stress buffering model and main effect model. Challenges to accessing and utilising social support, such as insecure attachment relationships are discussed in relation to this population. Implications for service providers and future research are also explored.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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