Institution versus Family home: A comparison of community establishment and utilization of mental health services among unaccompanied refugee adolescents placed in samll residential care and family homes
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
In this study I investigated the community establishment and utilization of mental health services among refugee adolescents who received resident permit in Sweden in 2010. I compared a group of 20 adolescents –boys and girls- mainly from Afghanistan and Somalia, living in small residential care by the Social service management in Stockholm – Socialförvaltningen (SF) - with a group of 10 adolescents from the same countries, living in family homes. The study showed clear differences in adolescents´ adaptation processes. Those who were living in small residential care by SF had a better chance to adapt quickly into their new society compared with the other group. The study showed that refugee adolescents from both groups underutilized mental health services.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 38 p.
Refugees, children, adolescents, mental health, adaptation
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-23268OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-23268DiVA: diva2:531134
Subject / course
2011-11-09, Örebro universitet, Örebro, 10:00 (English)
Stattin, Håkan, professor
Eriksson, Charli, professor