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Preventive school-based interventions to promote the mental well-being of refugee and migrant adolescents


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Report on the effectiveness of the interventions in relation to adolescents’ well-being (quantitative data, qualitative data and integration), and on the evaluation of the implementation process with particular attention for the impact of specific contextual factors

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Website and newsletters reporting on the project findings and activities

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‘It’s difficult to help them when I am not sitting next to them’: How COVID-19 school closures interrupted teachers’ care for newly arrived migrant and refugee learners in Denmark

Author(s): Nina Langer Primdahl; Ilse Derluyn; Signe Smith Jervelund; Anne Sofie Borsch; An Verelst; Morten Skovdal
Published in: Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies, 16 (1), 2021, Page(s) 75-85, ISSN 1745-0136
Publisher: Routledge
DOI: 10.1177/146879410100100307

Evaluation of a school-based intervention to promote mental health of refugee youth in Sweden (The RefugeesWellSchool Trial) : study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial.

Author(s): Natalie Durbeej; Serena McDiarmid; Anna Sarkadi; Inna Feldman; Raija-Leena Punamäki; Reeta Kankaanpää; Arnfinn Andersen; Per Kristian Hilden; An Verelst; Ilse Derluyn; Fatumo Osman; Fatumo Osman
Published in: TRIALS, 22, 2021, Page(s) 98, ISSN 1745-6215
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-020-04995-8

Effectiveness of Promotive and Preventive Psychosocial Interventions on Improving the Mental Health of Finnish-Born and Immigrant Adolescents. International

Author(s): Peltonen, K., Aalto, S., Vänskä M., Lepistö, R., Punamäki, R.-L., Soye, E., Watters, C., de Wal Pastoor, L., Derluyn, I., & Kankaanpää, R.
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(6), 2022, Page(s) 3686, ISSN 1660-4601
Publisher: MDPI
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19063686

Schools’ and teachers’ roles and challenges in supporting the mental wellbeing of refugee youths: a qualitative study with Swedish teachers

Author(s): McDiarmid, S., Durbeej, N., Sarkadi, A., & Osman, F.
Published in: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being,, 17(1), 2022, Page(s) 1-15, ISSN 1748-2631
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2021.2007568

Mental Health of Refugee and Non-refugee Migrant Young People in European Secondary Education: The Role of Family Separation, Daily Material Stress and Perceived Discrimination in Resettlement

Author(s): Spaas, C., Verelst, A., Devlieger, I., Aalto, S., Andersen, A. J., Durbeej, N., Hilden, P. K., Kankaanpää, R., Primdahl, N. L., Opaas, M., Osman, F., Peltonen, K., Sarkadi, A., Skovdal, M., Jervelund, S. S., Soye, E., Watters, C., Derluyn, I., Colpin, H., & De Haene, L.
Published in: Journal of youth and adolescence, 51(5), 2022, Page(s) 848-870, ISSN 0047-2891
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
DOI: 10.1007/s10964-021-01515-y

Giving schools a nudge: can behavioural insights improve recruitment of schools to randomised controlled trials?

Author(s): Georgina Warner, Fatumo Osman, Serena McDiarmid, Anna Sarkadi
Published in: BMC Research Notes, 14/1, 2021, ISSN 1756-0500
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s13104-021-05509-8

Promoting an Understanding of Forced Migration Among Host Country Children and Exploring Their Views on Refugee Children’s Needs

Author(s): Anna Sarkadi; Elin Lampa; Georgina Warner
Published in: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15571912, 2022, ISSN 1557-1912
Publisher: Springer Verlag
DOI: 10.1007/s10903-022-01395-9

Social determinants of the mental health of young migrants.

Author(s): Verelst, A., Spaas, C., Pfeiffer, E., Devlieger, I., Kankaanpää, R., Peltonen, K., Vänskä, M., Soye, E., Watters, C., Osman, F., Durbeej, N., Sarkadi, A., Andersen, A., Primdahl, N. L., & Derluyn, I.
Published in: European Journal of Health Psychology, 29(1), 2022, Page(s) 61-73, ISSN 2512-8442
Publisher: Hogrefe
DOI: 10.1027/2512-8442/a000097

Effectiveness of psychosocial school interventions in Finnish schools for refugee and immigrant children, “Refugees Well School” in Finland (RWS-FI): a protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial.

Author(s): Kankaanpää, R., Aalto, S., Vänskä, M., Lepistö, R., Punamäki, R-L., Soye, E., Watters, C., Andersen, A., Hilden, P. K., Derluyn, I., Verelst, A., & Peltonen, K.
Published in: Trials, 23, 2022, Page(s) 79, ISSN 1745-6215
Publisher: BioMed Central
DOI: 10.1186/s13063-021-05715-6

School caringscapes: Understanding how time and space shape refugee and immigrant adolescents' caring practices and wellbeing in Danish schools

Author(s): Anne Sofie Borsch; Kathrine Vitus; Morten Skovdal
Published in: Wellbeing, Space & Society, 2, 2021, ISSN 2666-5581
Publisher: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/j.wss.2020.100001

Caring alone: The boundaries of teachers' ethics of care for newly arrived immigrant and refugee learners in Denmark

Author(s): Felix Häggström, Anne Sofie Borsch, Morten Skovdal
Published in: Children and Youth Services Review, 117, 2020, Page(s) 105248, ISSN 0190-7409
Publisher: Pergamon Press Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2020.105248

Migrant students’ sense of school belonging and the Covid-19 pandemic: Implications for educational inclusion.

Author(s): Szelei, N., Devlieger, I., Verelst, A., Spaas, C., Jervelund, S. S., Primdahl, N. L., Skovdal, M., Opaas, M., Durbeej, N., Osman, F., Soye, E., Colpin, H., De Haene, L., Aalto, S., Kankaanpää , R., Peltonen, K., Andersen, A. J., Hilden, P. K., Watters, C. & Derluyn, I.
Published in: Social Inclusion, 10(2), 2022, ISSN 2183-2803
Publisher: Cogitatio
DOI: 10.17645/si.v10i2.5106

Socio-ethical considerations in peer research with newly arrived migrant and refugee young people in Denmark: reflections from a peer researcher

Author(s): Primdahl, Nina Langer; Alaa Nached; Skovdal, Morten
Published in: Peer Research in Health and Social Development  International Perspectives on Participatory Research, 2021, ISBN 9780367321390
Publisher: Routledge

Additional file 1 of Evaluation of a school-based intervention to promote mental health of refugee youth in Sweden (The RefugeesWellSchool Trial): study protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial

Author(s): Durbeej, Natalie; McDiarmid, Serena; Sarkadi, Anna; Feldman, Inna; Punamäki, Raija-Leena; Kankaanpää, Reeta; Andersen, Arnfinn; Hilden, Per Kristian; Verelst, An; Derluyn, Ilse; Osman, Fatumo
Published in: Trials, 2, 2021, ISSN 1745-6215
Publisher: BMC
DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.13662672