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Book Chapter: Uplifting Social Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

TitleUplifting Social Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Authors
KeywordsSocial Support
Refugee
Asylum Seeker
Issue Date2013
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Citation
Uplifting Social Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. In Chen, S (Ed.), Social Support and Health: Theory, Research, and Practice with Diverse Populations, p. 79-92. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013 How to Cite?
AbstractRefugees and asylum seekers (R&AS) are some of the worlds most resilient and strong-willed people. Simultaneously, they can also be some of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized. Through a process of traumatization and transformation, R&AS navigate the many intricate roads of their life journeys. Beyond navigation, with appropriate social support, R&AS can also heal, start anew, and thrive during the process. Social support can be a vital tool that can benefit their post-migration experiences and circumstances. Social support can act as restorative stepping-stones that positively impact and mitigate further mental and behavioral health issues, acculturation stressors and intergenerational traumas. Deep-rooted, historical, institutional and political barriers can impede social support for R&AS. R&AS are often faced with limited or fragmented service provision, enforced dependency and joblessness, and cultural and linguistic barriers preventing access to social and healthcare services. Societal attitudes and values can also be strong deterrents or proponents of R&AS social support. Using Hong Kong as a case example, the following chapter seeks to address some of these factors as well as propose how advocacy at the micro, mezzo and macro levels of the transition or host community can enable effective, culturally competent and holistic social support for R&AS. A holistic model of protective social support elements is proposed to foster strengths and resilience of R&AS.
Descriptionavailable online by: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=47708
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/191911
ISSN
Series/Report no.Social issues, justice and status; Health care in transition

 

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dc.contributor.authorDas, MMen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLWen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-15T07:36:48Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-15T07:36:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationUplifting Social Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. In Chen, S (Ed.), Social Support and Health: Theory, Research, and Practice with Diverse Populations, p. 79-92. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2013en_US
dc.identifier.issn9781626186484en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/191911-
dc.descriptionavailable online by: https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=47708-
dc.description.abstractRefugees and asylum seekers (R&AS) are some of the worlds most resilient and strong-willed people. Simultaneously, they can also be some of the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized. Through a process of traumatization and transformation, R&AS navigate the many intricate roads of their life journeys. Beyond navigation, with appropriate social support, R&AS can also heal, start anew, and thrive during the process. Social support can be a vital tool that can benefit their post-migration experiences and circumstances. Social support can act as restorative stepping-stones that positively impact and mitigate further mental and behavioral health issues, acculturation stressors and intergenerational traumas. Deep-rooted, historical, institutional and political barriers can impede social support for R&AS. R&AS are often faced with limited or fragmented service provision, enforced dependency and joblessness, and cultural and linguistic barriers preventing access to social and healthcare services. Societal attitudes and values can also be strong deterrents or proponents of R&AS social support. Using Hong Kong as a case example, the following chapter seeks to address some of these factors as well as propose how advocacy at the micro, mezzo and macro levels of the transition or host community can enable effective, culturally competent and holistic social support for R&AS. A holistic model of protective social support elements is proposed to foster strengths and resilience of R&AS.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofSocial Support and Health: Theory, Research, and Practice with Diverse Populationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSocial issues, justice and status; Health care in transition-
dc.subjectSocial Support-
dc.subjectRefugee-
dc.subjectAsylum Seeker-
dc.titleUplifting Social Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekersen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailChan, CLW: cecichan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityChan, CLW=rp00579en_US
dc.identifier.hkuros226643en_US
dc.identifier.spage79en_US
dc.identifier.epage92en_US
dc.publisher.placeHauppauge, New Yorken_US

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