Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Interdisciplinary Perspectives On Needs And Responses: Introduction To Special Issue Of Children & Youth Services Review (Special Issue: Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Interdisciplinary Perspectives On Needs And Responses).
Crea, Thomas M. Roth, Benjamin J. Jani, Jayshree. Grace, Breanne.
Published: September 2018
Children and Youth Services Review
Vol. 92 , p. 1-3
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This introductory article discusses background information on the migration of unaccompanied immigrant children in increasing numbers to the United States, Europe, and Australia, the exposure of unaccompanied children to trauma events prior to, during, and after migration and the impact on mental health, the unique needs of unaccompanied immigrant children, and best practices for meeting these unique needs. 38 references.
unaccompanied children; undocumented immigrants; childhood trauma; parental absence; trauma informed practice; Europe; mental health services; community based services; child welfare services