Well-being

This cluster investigates young people’s experiences of trauma and the social conditions, policies and initiatives that facilitate resilience pre-and post-resettlement. To open a project’s page, click on the research title in the table below.
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Research Projects

Project TitleLead Researcher(s)Research Partner(s)PublicationProject Status
Promoting Emotional Well-Being in Refugee Newcomer Families in Waterloo Region
Michael Stephenson
Sanctuary Refugee Health CentreAvailableComplete
School and Community Resources and the Social-Emotional and Academic Adjustment of Refugee ChildrenMartin GuhnN/AAvailableComplete
Safe Spaces: Youth with Refugee Experience and Their Parents Harnessing ResilienceSusan BrighamThe Syrian Canadian Foundation N/AOngoing
Social-Emotional Development in Yazidi Refugee YouthTina MaltiSouth London Neighbourhood Resource CentreN/AOngoing
Well-Being and Learning: Processes of Resilience in Refugee ChildrenJennifer JenkinsNorQuest College and H.appiN/AOngoing
Loss and Protracted Family Separations among Refugee Children and Youth: Examining post-migration impacts and service needsSerena NudelAccess Alliance, OCASI, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT), Across Boundaries, FCJ Refugee CentreAvailableOngoing
Promoting Resilience among Newcomer YouthMichael UngarMuslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) N/AOngoing

Publications & Reports

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Khanlou, N., Shakya, Y., Islam, F., & Oudeh, E. (2014). Newcomer youth self-esteem: A community-based mixed methods study of Afghan, Columbian, Sudanese and Tamil youth in Toronto, Canada. In L. Simich & L. Andermann (Eds.), Refuge and resilience: Promoting resilience and mental health among resettled refugees and forced migrants (pp. 109 -129). New York: Springer.
Basabose, J.D., Smith, J. A., Browne, D., Stephenson, M., & Brockett, M. 2020. Promoting Family Well-Being and Resilience of Refugee Newcomers in the Waterloo Region: The Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre. Canadian Diversity, 17(2), 94-99
Shakya, Y., Guruge, S., Hynie, M., Htoo, S., Akbari, A., Jandu, B., Spasevksi, M., Berhane, N., & Forster, J. (2014). Newcomer refugee youth as ‘resettlement champions’ for their families: vulnerability, resilience and empowerment. In L. Simich & L. Andermann (Eds.), Refuge and resilience: Promoting resilience and mental health among resettled refugees and forced migrants (pp. 131 -154). New York: Springer.
Shakya, Y., Guruge, S., Hynie, M., Akbari, A., Malik, M., Htoo, S., Khogali, A., Mona, S. A., Murtaza, R., & Alley, S. (2011). Educational aspirations among newcomer refugee youth in Toronto: Expectations, challenges and strategies. Refuge 27(2), 65-78.
Abojedi, A., Alamgir, A., Nudel, S., Siggiqi, R., Janczur, A., McKenzie, K., Roche, B., & Hyne, M. 2020. Impact of Family Loss and Separation on Refugee Youth: Implications for Policy and Programs – Scoping Review. Canadian Diversity, 17(2), 37-46
Guhn, M., et al. (2019). School and community resources in the social-emotional and academic adjustment of refugee children, report.