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Challenges of developing and conducting an international study of resilience in migrant adolescents

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JournalInternational social work
DateAccepted/In press - 2 Aug 2018
DateE-pub ahead of print - 30 Aug 2018
DatePublished (current) - 30 Aug 2018
Number of pages4
Early online date30/08/18
Original languageEnglish


The sequelae of migration and the effects of local migration policies on children’s physical and mental health are critical to examine, particularly given the historically high numbers of migrants and displaced people. The vulnerability of the study sample and the need to work across cultures and contexts makes research on this group challenging. We outline lessons learned through conducting a pilot study of resilience resources and mental health among migrant youth in six countries. We describe the benefits and challenges, and then provide recommendations and practical advice for social work researchers attempting cross-cultural team research on migrants.

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  • Adolescence, international research, migrant, research methods, resilience, team science

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