218 pages | 1 B/W Illus.
The last twenty years have seen unprecedented numbers of refugee children entering Western countries. Many of these children will have experienced the atrocities of war and issues concerning their care and treatment are high on the agenda of research bodies, policy makers and service providers.
Refugee Children is the first book to offer a wide ranging analysis of the context of care and the measures taken by nation states and intergovernmental bodies to address perceived problems. Drawing on a detailed examination of practices, the book outlines a model of good practice in the care of refugee children. Topics covered include:
With a series of case studies examining practices from a number of countries, Refugee Children makes a vital contribution both to the social care literature in this field and to theory and research in refugee and migration studies. As such it is essential reading for academic researchers in a range of disciplines including social policy, education, migration and refugee studies as well as service providers in health care, social care, housing and education.
Charles Watters is Director of the European Centre for the Study of Migration and Social Care in the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research at the University of Kent.
‘Refugee Children: Towards the Next Horizon epitomizes the positive contributions of the recent scholarship on refugees. While centered on the experience of refugee children, Watters’ book provides significant insights into a wide array of issues relevant to contemporary refugees, more generally … [This book] is a thought-provoking and sophisticated resource for scholars and practitioners interested in the experience of forced migrants in general and refugee youth in particular.’ - Contemporary Sociology
Introduction The Health and Social Care Needs of Refugee Children Educational Needs of Refugee Children Key Issues in Acculturation and Adaptation Schools Programmes - Netherlands and Canada Health Care Programmes - Australia and the UK Psycho-social Interventions - USA, Sweden, Spain A Presentation of the Key Issues and Implications for Policy and Practice