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New in our Nation

New in our Nation
Activities to Promote Self-Esteem and Resilience in Young Asylum Seekers

March 2004 | 118 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Refugee children have often experienced great disruption, violence and fear. They have frequently lost members of their family and may even have witnessed their deaths. They have left everything that is familiar and found themselves deposited in a completely different, strange and sometimes frightening environment.

This exceptional resource offers the adults who support these young people a sensitive, honest and practical programme. There is a good balance between affective and skills based activities and, whilst recognising the uncertainty they face, the eight sessions all provide a positive focus for the young people and their families.

The programme includes:

} Exploring our Feelings about Who We Are

} Role-Models

} Poetry and Painting

} History, Legislation and my Bill of Rights

} My Shield of Strength

} Hopes, Fears and Dreams

The resource includes copiable material for participants personal files, and posters for display.

Joan Macfarlane
Session 1
Opening the Group

Session 2
Exploring our Feelings about Who We Are

Session 3

Session 4
Poetry and Painting

Session 5
History, Legislation and My Bill of Rights

Session 6
Agony Aunt

Session 7
My Shield of Strength

Session 8
Hopes, Fears and Dreams