Young people seeking asylum and homelessness

Ryan Buesnel, Jessica Fielding

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Being a young refugee involves growing up in contexts of trauma, violence and uncertainty. There are a number of factors that are essential to overcoming this uncertainty, and transitioning into a new home and place. These include but are not limited to, income support, housing, employment, education, health care and family reunion. There are other, less tangible factors, however, which also play a vital role in the settlement process of young people. These factors respond to the trauma and uncertainty and include: being able to feel safe and secure; restoring a sense of selfworth; restoring a sense of dignity; regaining a sense of control over one's life; resolving guilt; and processing grief about the loss of self and country.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-14
Number of pages2
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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