The mental health of refugee children in Australia
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How are children from refugee backgrounds faring in terms of their social and emotional wellbeing? Tune into this conversation with Dr. Sonia Terhaag to find out what the Building a New Life in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants can tell us about this. Sonia has worked in research for more than ten years in Canada and Australia and currently works on various national longitudinal research studies at the Australian Institute of Family Studies.
In this episode you will learn:
- What the BNLA study can tell us about social and emotional wellbeing in refugee children (6:07)
- Experience of trauma in refugee families (07:56)
- Impact of parent experiences on children’s mental health (10:11)
- Implications of study findings for practitioners (17:00)
Further information and resources:
- Building a New Life in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants
- Adjustment of refugee children and adolescents in Australia: outcomes from wave three of the Building a New Life in Australia study
- Cohort Profile: Building a New Life in Australia (BNLA): the longitudinal study of humanitarian migrants