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- 126. Racism, racial discrimination and child and youth health: a rapid evidence synthesis - July 2021
This report focuses on Australian data collected in the last five years (2016–2020) and underscores the high prevalence of racial discrimination experienced by children and young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds, and from some ethnic minoritised groups. It also focuses on what works in interventions to reduce the impacts of racism on health.
- 127. Immigrant Mothers’ Perspectives of Barriers and Facilitators in Accessing Mental Health Care for Their Children - October 2020
Data on immigrant and refugees’ access to services in Canada typically focus on adult populations generally but not children specifically. To fill this gap, this study explored immigrant and refugee mothers’ perceptions of barriers and facilitators for mental health care for their children in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
- 128. Impact of COVID-19 on Migrant and Refugee Women and Children Experiencing DFV - August 2020
This report from Women’s Safety NSW offers the experiences and professional observations of multicultural domestic and family violence specialists supporting hundreds of these very women at this critical time. What they’ve reported is that migrant and refugee women who are experiencing domestic and family violence are at higher risk than they have ever been before and that urgent action is needed if we are going to save lives.
- 129. Multicultural and Settlement services Supporting women experiencing violence: The MuSeS Project - June 2020
Migrant and refugee women experience domestic and family violence at least as much as women in the wider population, and they face particular barriers to accessing the services that can help. This project sought to identify how multicultural and settlement services can be better supported to assist women and children experiencing violence.
- 130. Practicing cultural curiosity when engaging with children and families - April 2020
This paper provides an overview of some important considerations in relation to ‘culturally competent’, ‘culturally curious’ and child-focused practices when engaging with children and parents1 from refugee and migrant communities.
- 131. Parental trajectories of PTSD and child adjustment: Findings from the Building a New Life in Australia study. - April 2020
Evidence suggests that the psychosocial adjustment of children of refugees may be compromised when a parent has symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study sought to determine whether trajectories of parental PTSD symptoms might relate to child adjustment and whether there is an additive effect when both parents, as opposed to just one, has prominent PTSD symptoms.
- 132. Association of neighbourhood migrant density and risk of non-affective psychosis: a national, longitudinal cohort study - March 2020
Elevated risk of psychotic disorders in migrant groups is a public mental health priority. We investigated whether living in areas of high own-region migrant density was associated with reduced risk of psychotic disorders among migrants and their children, and whether generation status, probable visible minority status, or region-of-origin affected this relationship.
- 133. Intergenerational family conflict and depressive symptoms: The buffering role of cognitive appraisal - March 2020
This study examined the moderating role of cognitive appraisal (threat/harm and challenge) of the acculturative experience on the relationship between intergenerational family conflict (IFC), conflict between family members and children due to different cultural values, and depressive symptoms among Asian American college students.
- 134. The mental health of refugee children in Australia - Podcast - March 2020
This podcast discusses what 'Building a New Life in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Humanitarian Migrants' can tell us about the mental health of refugee children in Australia.
- 135. Educators resource pack: Supporting children after bushfires - January 2020
Returning to school may feel like a bigger milestone than usual this year in the midst of a difficult bushfire season. It’s important to remember that children are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of disasters or traumatic events. This curated selection of resources aims to assist parents and teachers to support students in their return to school. It contains evidence-based videos, fact sheets and tips about what you can expect and how you can help students impacted by trauma.
- 136. Transnational parent–child separation and reunion during early childhood in Chinese migrant families: An Australian Snapshot - November 2019
Limited international research exists on reasons for transnational child care, or developmental consequences of separations and reunions on young Chinese children. This descriptive study
portrays a sample of children from Chinese migrant families residing in western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, whose parents temporarily relinquished their care to grandparents in
- 137. Resilience and protective factors among refugee children post-migration to high-income countries: a systematic review - October 2019
Increasing numbers of children have been forced to flee and seek asylum in high-income countries. Current research indicates that focussing on resilience and protective factors is an important long-term goal for positive mental health and psychological functioning of refugee children. This systemaitic review examines the quantitative literature regarding psychological and contextual factors that contribute to resilience in refugee children residing in high-income countries.
- 138. Childrearing Practices Among Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Australia: a Systematic Review - September 2019
Australian Child Protection practitioners who work with children from sub-Saharan African migrant backgrounds often face challenges when applying child protection laws and policies to address childrearing and parenting issues. The aim of this study is to examine the influence of cultural beliefs, values, attitudes and practices on childrearing practices within sub-Saharan African communities.
- 139. Transcultural differences of psychologically traumatised children and adolescents - August 2019
The symptoms following a traumatic event as well as the coping strategies can be culture specific. The objective of the present study was to analyse the transcultural differences of psychologically traumatized children and adolescents with and without migration background.
- 140. Migration and psychosis: a meta-analysis of incidence studies - July 2019
The aim of this meta-analysis were to estimate the pooled relative risk of developing non-affective psychotic disorder a and affective psychotic disorder among migrants and their children.
- 141. The psychometric properties of the strengths and difficulties questionnaire for children from refugee backgrounds in Australia - April 2019
This study explored the psychometric properties of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) amongst newly arrived children and adolescents from refugee backgrounds in Australia.
- 142. Profile of transcultural patients in a regional Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service in Gippsland, Australia: The need for a multidimensional understanding of the complexities - March 2019
This study provides a snapshot of challenges faced by children from different cultural backgrounds while adjusting in a rural area in Australia. A broad-based formulation and cultural awareness by clinicians can enable a better understanding of the complexities, guide management plans and inform public health policies for primary prevention and early intervention.
- 143. Community Trauma Toolkit - March 2019
This toolkit contains resources to help and support adults and children before, during, and after a disaster or traumatic event. It will help people to understand some of the impacts of disaster and how to help lessen these impacts.
- 144. Supporting children in families with complex needs: Nine tips for practitioners who feel out of their depth - March 2019
Many families who access health and welfare services present with multiple interrelated problems. It is common for practitioners to feel overwhelmed by the complexity of the needs of such families, especially when children’s welfare is at stake. If you are feeling overwhelmed or out of your depth, this practice paper outlines ways in which you can begin to develop confidence in supporting children in families with complex needs.
- 145. Violation and hope: Refugee survival in childhood and beyond - March 2019
The psychological complexity of refugee status for children is poorly understood. Alone or with family members, child refugees are exposed to multiple and potentially traumatic events, including conflict and human rights deprivation in their country of origin, perilous and life-threatening escape journeys, years of statelessness, and isolation and discrimination in their new host country. This phenomenological study explored the positive and negative interpretations of four adults as they sought to make sense of their experiences of refugee status as children.
- 146. Settling In 2018 Indicators of Immigrant Integration - February 2019
This joint OECD-European Commission publication presents a comprehensive international comparison across all EU and OECD countries - as well as selected G20 countries - of the integration outcomes of immigrants and their children, using 74 indicators based on three strands: labour market and skills; living conditions; and civic engagement and social integration.
- 147. Is silence about trauma harmful for children? Transgenerational communication in Palestinian families - February 2019
Style of family communication is considered important in the transgenerational transmission of trauma. This study had three aims: first, to identify the contents of family communication about past national trauma; second, to examine how parents’ current war trauma is associated with transgenerational communication; and third, to analyze the associations between transgenerational communication and children’s mental health, measured as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and psychological distress.
- 148. Undocumented and unaccompanied: children of migration in the European Union and the United States - February 2019
This article aims to shed light on what resources and experiences unaccompanied child migrants arrive with, stressing these young migrants’ challenges at each stage prior to arrival and the challenges they face navigating the receiving context.
- 149. Understanding the role of acculturative stress on refugee youth mental health: A systematic review and ecological approach to assessment and intervention - January 2019
This systematic review of the literature on the risk and protective factors that impact the healthy resettlement of refugee children around the world identifies acculturative stress, which has been found to strongly impact on socio-emotional development, as a main risk factor to consider for assessment and intervention for refugee children.
- 150. Refugees and the post-migration environment - December 2018
This article is a commentary on Adjustment of refugee children and adolescents in Australia: outcomes from wave three of the Building a New Life in Australia study https://bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12916-018-1124-5.