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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Social Work with Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children

ISBN 9780230625754
Publication Date December 2006
Formats Ebook Paperback Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave

Kohli offers a comprehensive overview of what is known about the resettlement of young asylum-seekers, answering social work practitioners' need for a fuller understanding. After reviewing existing approaches, research evidence and current practice, students and practitioners are presented with a new conceptual framework for social work.

RAVI K.S KOHLI is Head of Department, Applied Social Studies at the University of Bedfordshire. His research interests include the well-being of refugee children and the ways in which practitioners understand and respond to these children's experiences. He is the Associate Editor of Child and Family Social Work.

Introduction.- Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children.- The Meaning of Resettlement for Unaccompanied Refugee Children and Young People.- Social Work with Unaccompanied Refugee Children and Young People.- The Social Workers, their Backgrounds and their Work Contexts.- The Unaccompanied Minors and their Circumstances.- Social Work Practice with Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers.- Conclusions.- Bibliography.


'Kohli has carried out research in the difficult area of social work with unaccompanied asylum seeking children...His findings will be of interest to a wide range of readers but of particular use to practitioners working with unaccompanied asylum seeker children.' - Dee Ohanlon, Journal of Social Work Practice'Specialist literature for social workers is scarce, making Kohli's work an asset and this book essential reading.' - Karen Goodman, Children& Young People Now
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