Description : "In the past few years, major transformations have occurred in relationships between Western societies and refugees seeking a home within their borders. A marked increase in the influx of refugees and asylum-seekers into these host societies has coincided with polarization in receiving societies' collective representations of refugees, associated with socio-economic and political dynamics shattering European and North American majorities' privileges in a globalizing world (1). Policy responses to growing demands of refugee reception have fueled polarized debates of both solidarity and exclusion within political discourses and local communities"--
Description : In this text, international scholars explore the enduring legacy of such social shocks as war, genocide, slavery, tyranny, crime, and disease. Cases considered include genocide in many countries; the plight of the families of Holocaust survivors, atomic bomb survivors in Japan, and even the children of Nazis; the long-term effects associated with the Vietnam War and the war in Yugoslavia; and the psychology arising from the legacy of slavery in America.
Description : The Nordic welfare societies have been described as ‘beacons of light’ in work with refugees, with their emphasis on egalitarian and extensive benefit levels, wealth redistribution, promotion of gender equality and maximisation of labour force participation. Members of the population benefit from free education, universal healthcare and public services that provide an elaborate social safety net. The conditions seem favourable for refugees exposed to severely traumatic events in countries of origin and in flight who have come to rest in the safe havens of the Nordic countries. But has society really done what it could and should in the field of refugee mental health? Does it really care? This book provides an investigative perspective on challenges encountered by professionals in the Nordic countries in refugee mental health and care, addressing key contemporary challenges faced by forcibly displaced populations. Leading academics and practitioners working with refugees in clinics, universities and research centres in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, physical therapies, social work, child care, education, anthropology, and sociology present their work on care, treatment perspectives, human rights, families in flight and exile, asylum-seekers and undocumented migrants. In general, the growing focus on trauma, refugee streams and unresolved issues around the world makes this book a useful source work for the increasing number of professions being drawn into this work. In regard to universities and colleges, it offers transcultural perspectives in medicine, nursing, social work and social science.
Description : This report presents the results of a study of effective employment initiatives for refugees and reunited refugee family members who are psychologically vulnerable, have symptoms of trauma or are traumatised. The study consists of a literature study and an exploratory investigation of existing practices for the target group in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The study shows that the knowledge base about effective employment initiatives for the target group is currently limited. Nevertheless, several best practices are identified that have a good probability of showing positive employment outcomes for the target group. The report presents the existing knowledge base in the litterature, detailed description of best practices and it identifies key prerequisites in creating effective employment initiatives for the target group.
Description : Weitere Angaben Inhalt: Anthony GRENVILLE: Preface Elke SEEFRIED: 'A noteworthy contribution in the fight against Nazism': Hubertus Prinz zu Löwenstein im Exil Patricia CLAVIN: 'A Wandering Scholar' in Britain and the USA, 1933-45: The Life and Work of Moritz Bonn Wilfried WEINKE: 'England find ich gut!' Facetten aus Leben und Werk des Autors Robert Muller Steven W. LAWRIE: 'Es soll diese Spur doch bleiben...' Hans Jacobus: Exile, National Socialism and the Holocaust Gillian LATHEY: Eulenspiegel to Owlyglass: The Impact of the Work of the Exiled Illustrators Walter Trier and Fritz Wegner on British Children's Literature Ulrike WALTON-JORDAN: 'Although he is Jewish, he is M&S': Jewish Refugees from Nazism and Marks & Spencer from the 1930s to the 1960s Jennifer TAYLOR: Into Exile: Ernst Sommer in London Ursula HUDSON-WIEDENMANN: Exil in Großbritannien: Die Keramikerin Grete Loebenstein-Marks Andrea HAMMEL: Selma Kahn - A Provincial Exile Jon HUGHES: AJR Information in the Context of German-language Exile Journal Publication, 1933-1945 Anthony GRENVILLE: Listening to Refugee Voices: The Association of Jewish Refugees Information and Research on the Refugees from Hitler in Britain Index
Description : International migration, particularly to Europe, has increased in the last few decades, making research on aspects of this phenomenon, including numbers, challenges, and successes, particularly vital. This Special Issue highlights this necessary and relevant area of research. It presents 37 articles including studies on diverse topics relating to the health of refugees and migrants. Most articles (28) present studies focusing on European host countries. The focus on Europe is justified if we take into consideration the increased number of refugees and migrants who have come to Europe in recent years. However, there are also articles which present studies from countries in other continents. The topics discussed in the Issue include healthcare utilization, infectious diseases, mother and child health, mental health, and chronic diseases. Finding from the included articles indicate that further development of guidelines and policies at both local and international levels is needed. Priorities must be set by encouraging and funding in-depth research that aims to evaluate the impact of existing policies and interventions. Such research will help us formulate recommendations for the development of strategies and approaches that improve and strengthen the integration of migrants and refugees into the host countries.
Description : Vol. 1 examines how much is known about migrant and ethnic minority health and where the barriers to scientific progress lie. Vol. 2 is concerned with the changes that are needed to improve the matching of health services to the needs of these groups.