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Through Their Lenses: Where Do You Stand in Unaccompanied Minors’ Negotiating Of Identity?

  • Grand Valley State University Bicycle Factory 201 Front Avenue Southwest Grand Rapids, MI, 49504 United States (map)

Course Description:

Global refugee crisis ripples through almost every corner of social work practice nationally and locally. Unaccompanied refugee minors (URMs) represent one of the most vulnerable and resilient refugee groups. They are an elevated risk of psychopathology and lower service engagement compared to adult refugees as well as refugee children accompanied by their family. Focusing on strengths and resilience of URMs, you will undergo a journey to unravel major themes in their negotiating identity formation and development in an alien land. Through this training, you will also practice different intervention models to address URMs’ developmental needs. Particular attention will be given to URMs-centered digital-enhanced interventions which URMs can be supported in her or his actively navigating in identity


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CE Value (credits): 3
CE Type: Standard

Grand Valley State University

Contact Information:
Leslie Bateman