CHP MPhil completion seminar: 3rd April 2019 – An exploration of factors influencing settlement of male Hazara youth who migrated to Melbourne as unaccompanied minors

12-1pm, Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Seminar Room 405a, Level 4, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

Presenter: John Cole

Supervisors: Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne and Associate Professor Lucio Naccarella

Globally, there has been an extraordinary growth in refugees and asylum seekers in the past two decades. Australia also experienced dramatic increase in boat-arrivals, of which many were Afghan Hazara including unaccompanied minors.

Australia’s settlement policy involves government-funded extensive support services provided to vulnerable unaccompanied asylum seeker minors (UAMs) pre-18 years in community detention and greatly reduced support offered to former unaccompanied asylum seeker minors (fUAMs) post-18 years in the mainstream community. This seminar presents data from select key settlement workers on the expectations and experiences of male Hazara UAMs compared to fUAMs during their early adjustment period (2008–2013) in Australia and how this support influences their settlement process and wellbeing outcomes.

The focus of the presentation will be on the exploration of an important policy issue for Australia that concerns the type of support services provided to unaccompanied asylum seeker youth with a potential to promote their effective settlement and wellbeing in Melbourne as perceived by settlement workers providing these services.

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