publication . Article . 2011

A new way home: Refugee young people and homelessness in Australia

Jen Couch;
Open Access
  • Published: 23 Jun 2011 Journal: Journal of Social Inclusion, volume 2, page 39 (eissn: 1836-8808, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: School of Human Services and Social Work, Griffith University
Abstract This article gives voice to refugee young people experiencing homelessness. It is based on a project that conducted interviews with refugee young people and consultations with service providers. The research reveals that the profoundly under-recognised phenomenon of homelessness experienced by young people of refugee background is often hidden and does not match commonly held beliefs about homeless young people. The article examines the nexus between migration and homelessness in young people and how culture and ethnicity impact on young people accessing services. The stereotype of the homeless young person has been in place for many years and has domin...
free text keywords: Stereotype, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Gender studies, Nexus (standard), Psychological resilience, Refugee, Sense of agency, Ethnic group, Sociology, Negotiation, Service provider, Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform, HN1-995
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