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International Perspectives on Migration

Refuge and Resilience

Promoting Resilience and Mental Health among Resettled Refugees and Forced Migrants

Editors: Simich, Laura, Andermann, Lisa (Eds.)

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  • An innovative focus on resilience
  • Focuses on solutions in mental health care
  • Presents evidence using a range of research methods
  • Timely and relevant to international and national immigration and health policy
  • Useful in teaching students and practitioners but not only for academic audiences
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  • Due: October 21, 2016
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About this book

Taking an interdisciplinary approach and focusing on the social and psychological resources that promote resilience among forced migrants, this book presents theory and evidence about what keeps refugees healthy during resettlement. The book draws on contributions from cultural psychiatry, anthropology, ethics, nursing, psychiatric epidemiology, sociology and social work.

Concern about immigrant mental health and social integration in resettlement countries has given rise to public debates that challenge scientists and policy makers to assemble facts and solutions to perceived problems. Since the 1980s, refugee mental health research has been productive but arguably overly-focused on mental disorders and problems rather than solutions. Social science perspectives are not well integrated with medical science and treatment, which is at odds with social reality and underlies inadequacy and fragmentation in policy and service delivery. Research and practice that contribute to positive refugee mental health from Canada and the U.S. show that refugee mental health promotion must take into account social and policy contexts of immigration and health care in addition to medical issues. Despite traumatic experiences, most refugees are not mentally ill in a clinical sense and those who do need medical attention often do not receive appropriate care. As recent studies show, social and cultural determinants of health may play a larger role in refugee health and adaptation outcomes than do biological factors or pre-migration experiences. This book’s goal therefore is to broaden the refugee mental health field with social and cultural perspectives on resilience and mental health.

Reviews

“Refuge and Resilience succeeds in bringing together theoretically oriented sections, study results and examples of comprehensive models of care. The writing is very accessible with many clinical vignettes, case examples, and excerpts from research interviews that bring the text to life. … this volume will be of great interest to students, researchers, mental health professionals, policy makers, and citizens concerned with building a society that supports refugee resilience.” (Gabrielle Bélanger-Dumontier and Mélanie Vachon, Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol. 52 (2), April, 2015)

“This volume provides strong coverage of many dimensions of resilient trajectories and outcomes in diverse refugee populations and settings. … Refuge and Resilience provides an excellent and fairly comprehensive examination of its topic. … Refuge and Resilience succeeds on many levels and is a must read for all who work with refugees or seek to make or implement policies that promote rather than impede the resilience and well-being of refugees, forced migrants, and the broader societies where they live.” (S. Megan Berthold, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 59 (49), December, 2014)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Editor’s Introduction

    Pages 1-6

    Simich, Laura, PhD

  • What Is Resilience and How Does It Relate to the Refugee Experience? Historical and Theoretical Perspectives

    Pages 7-26

    Pickren, Wade E., PhD

  • Social Determinants of Refugee Mental Health

    Pages 27-50

    Mawani, Farah N.

  • The Debate About Trauma and Psychosocial Treatment for Refugees

    Pages 51-60

    Pain, Clare (et al.)

  • Reflections on Using a Cultural Psychiatry Approach to Assessing and Fortifying Refugee Resilience in Canada

    Pages 61-71

    Andermann, Lisa

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7923-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7922-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: October 21, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-017-7812-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Refuge and Resilience
Book Subtitle
Promoting Resilience and Mental Health among Resettled Refugees and Forced Migrants
Editors
  • Laura Simich
  • Lisa Andermann
Series Title
International Perspectives on Migration
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7923-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7923-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7922-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7812-1
Series ISSN
2214-9805
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 226
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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