Trauma, Detachment, and Non-Belonging: The Plight of Migrant and Refugee Children (Chapter 3 in Unaccompanied Migrant Children: Social, Legal, and Ethical Perspectives).
Arel, Stephanie N.
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This chapter explores the psychological development and the impact of traumatic experiences on unaccompanied migrant children and youth. It provides an overview of attachment theory, discusses severed attachment and trauma, and the experience of non-belonging and the desire for the group. The importance of understanding the cumulative trauma experienced by migrant minors travelling alone and the need to provide secure attachment for these children is emphasized. 49 references.
unaccompanied children; undocumented immigrants; childrens rights; ethics; child welfare services; refugees; attachment theory; attachment disorder; childhood trauma