Psychological, behavioural health of refugee teens
From 2015 to 2016, half of all the refugees arriving in Europe were under the age of 18. Their forced displacement negatively impacted their health as children. Even though a major effort was taken to address this issue, there is still a lot more that can be done. The EU-funded SC-SD4ASA project will explore self-care/self-development intervention procedures targeting the psychological and behavioural health of asylum-seeking adolescents. The project, which also has a gender dimension, will take into consideration their background, their situation, the host community’s culture and their opportunities to access resources. The results will help experts in the planning for and management of health issues among refugee teens.