Refugees and Asylum Seekers: Interdisciplinary and Comparative Perspectives, 1st Edition

  • S. Megan Berthold
  • Kathryn R. Libals
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  • ISBN-10: 1440854963
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854965
  • DDC: 362.87
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Given the recent re-politicization of forced migration and refugees in Europe and the U.S., this collection presents an analysis of the history of policies and laws related to the status of refugees and asylum seekers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe and their 21st century challenges and prospects of assistance and integration. The book provides insights on institutional perspectives critical to understanding the politics and practices of refugee resettlement and the asylum process, including international human rights, humanitarian law, and domestic laws and policies related to forced migrants. Addresses social welfare supports for resettled refugees; culturally responsive health and mental health approaches to refugees and asylum seekers; failures in the asylum processing systems; and rights-based approaches to working with forced migrant children. Also examines policy developments and strategies to advance the well-being and social inclusion of refugees in the U.S. and Europe.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Foreword: Violence toward Immigrants as the “Other”.
1: Supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers in an Era of Backlash: An Introduction.
Legal and Social Policy Perspectives on Refugee and Asylum Seeker Systems.
2: Evolution of Refugee and Asylum Law in the United States.
3: Locked Up and Kicked Out: Detention and Deportation in the United States and the United Kingdom.
4: Refugee Resettlement in the United States: The Central Role of Voluntarism in a Time of Backlash.
5: Migration Policies in Europe and the United States: Securitization, Safety, and the Paradox of Human Rights.
Health and Well-Being of Refugees.
6: An Integrated Model of Interdisciplinary Care for Refugees.
7: Refugee Resilience and Spirituality: Harnessing Social and Cultural Coping Strategies.
8: Re-creating Family and Community Networks: Group Interventions with Forced Migrants.
9: Child Migrants in the United States: Challenges to the Promotion of Their Rights and Best Interests.
10: Promoting the Health and Well-Being of Child Migrants in the United States through Holistic Practice.
Cultural Considerations and Refugee-Informed Perspectives.
11: Transcultural Mental Health Services for Refugees: Two Service Models from Montreal, Canada.
12: “We're Not Asking for Handouts!” Voices of Women Refugees from Africa on Rapid Economic Self-Sufficiency in the United States.
13: Creative Arts Therapies with Refugees.
14: Future Directions to Promote the Rights of Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
About the Editors and Contributors.