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Using mentorships to promote agency and a sense of belonging among asylum seekers

Amitay, G. (2022). From Helpless Rage to Loving Resistance: Resistance to Othering and Practices of Agency in Mentoring Children of Asylum Seekers in Israel. Child & Youth Care Forum, 51(4), 705–727. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10566-021-09649-7 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  More than 30,000 African refugees and asylum seekers (AS) live in Israel. AS in Israel endure restrictive state […]

Mentoring program promotes social and emotional well-being of young immigrants in Spain

Sánchez-Aragón, A., Belzunegui-Eraso, A., & Prieto-Flores, Ò. (2021). Results of Mentoring in the Psychosocial Well-Being of Young Immigrants and Refugees in Spain. Healthcare, 9(1), 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9010013 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence has shown that non-parental figures play an important role in the social inclusion of vulnerable communities and that mentoring can help promote positive […]

Strengthening empowerment and resilience for refugees in southern spain  

Paloma, V., Morena, I. de la, Sladkova, J., & López‐Torres, C. (2020). A peer support and peer mentoring approach to enhancing resilience and empowerment among refugees settled in southern Spain. Journal of Community Psychology, n/a(n/a), 1-14.  https://doi.org/10.1002/jcop.22338 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  As of 2018, Spain received more applications for asylum than ever before, making […]

Poverty, not war trauma, harms cognition in child refugees

By Mike Cummings, Futurity  Poverty, not war-related trauma, drives cognitive deficits in child refugees displaced by conflict, according to a new study of adolescents affected by the crisis in Syria. While somewhat unexpected, given the high levels of war exposure in Syrian refugees, the findings align with recent studies of US children living in adversity, […]