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dc.contributor.authorSapthiang, s
dc.contributor.authorVan Gordon, W
dc.contributor.authorShonin, E
dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, M
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-11T08:58:05Z
dc.date.available2019-02-11T08:58:05Z
dc.date.issued2019-02-01
dc.identifier.citationSapthiang, S., Van Gordon, W., Shonin, E. and Griffiths, M.D., (2019). 'The mental health needs of child and adolescent refugee and asylum seekers entering Europe'. Social Health and Behavior (2), pp. 13-16. DOI: 10.4103/SHB.SHB_38_18en_US
dc.identifier.issn2589-9767
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623489
dc.description.abstractChildren and adolescents constitute more than half of the global refugee population, and almost one‑third of first‑time asylum seekers in the European Union (EU) during 2015 were under 18 years of age. Syria, in particular, accounts for a substantial proportion of young refugees and asylum seekers because the ongoing civil war has led to almost 5 million Syrians fleeing their country and becoming refugees during the past 7 years. Being a child or adolescent refugee or asylum seeker carries an increased risk of developing mental illness, and such displaced young people are known to experience problems in accessing health‑care support. The present article draws on examples from Syria in order to (i) Highlight mental health issues that typically arise in children and adolescent refugees and asylum seekers entering Europe and (ii) discuss how changes to health systems and policies in European countries receiving refugees and asylum seekers can be better aligned with global efforts to improve the mental health of young displaced immigrants. In general, research findings indicate that there is a need for better awareness, intra‑agency collaboration, and cultural sensitivity toward the mental health needs of this immigrant population. Furthermore, there is also a need for EU countries to better respond to posttraumatic stress disorder and other typical refugee and asylum seeker mental health problems by more closely aligning national policies with global initiatives to improve the mental health of young displaced immigrants.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNAen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.shbonweb.com/en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.shbonweb.com/text.asp?2019/2/1/13/250993.en_US
dc.subjectAdolescentsen_US
dc.subjectchilden_US
dc.subjectimmigrantsen_US
dc.subjectmental healthen_US
dc.subjectRefugeesen_US
dc.titleThe mental health needs of child and adolescent refugees and asylum seekers entering Europe.en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Essex.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentAwake to Wisdom Centre for Meditation and Mindfulness Research, Ragusa, Italyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent University.en_US
dc.identifier.journalSocial Health and Behaviour.en_US
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-01-29
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-11T08:58:06Z


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