UVIC Centre for Youth & Society– Refugee Youth – Good practices in Urban Resettlement Contexts – May 2016
(Excerpt from Report)
Overview of Report:
This paper begins with a discussion of good practices in language learning –instrumental as it is to many resettlement tasks. The next section argues for special attention to the specific situation of resettling refugee girls and young women. Although there is a dearth of literature on youth specific practices related to refugee housing support, the third section pinpoints some housing-related good practices. The paper then turns to the pivotal role of employment in the path to resettlement and good practices that contribute to work outcomes. Good practices in mental health and wellbeing are discussed next – drawing attention to both the mental health challenges and resources within refugee youth populations. The opportunities to support youth innovation and participation in sport and art based initiatives are then explored. Finally, the report closes with a summary of key findings, implications for supporting refugee youth in resettlement contexts, and suggestions for future research.