Children and young people are not spared from the human rights abuses that force people to become refugees. They may experience these ordeals as part of a family or on their own, when they are separated from their parents.
Some of the common experiences of refugee children and young people are:
How Refugee Experiences Affect Children and Young People
Although refugee children generally seem amazingly resilient, their experiences can also make them vulnerable and may result in difficulties adjusting to Australian society and leading a ‘normal’ life. Despite this, with a bit of support they can learn to adapt to their new environment and enjoy life again.
Some problems they may face include:
What Services does STARTTS’ Provide for Children and Young People?
STARTTS provides a broad range of services for children and young people. We employ specialist youth workers and child and adolescent counsellors to work with this age group. They also work closely with others that are important to children such as parents, schools and youth services.
Often, we use fun activities to connect with children and young people such as soccer (football) programs, camps and art groups. Sometimes this will lead to individual counselling.
Many children will access more than one of our programs.
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