Goal: Unaccompanied minor refugees belong to the refugees most in need of protection. Research has shown that unaccompanied minor refugees have often been subjected to discrimination and have often experienced difficult developmental or even traumatizing experiences before, during and after the flight. In this light, much more detailed research on the adjustment process of unaccompanied minor refugees is needed. There are great efforts to improve interdisciplinary collaboration and to establish effective prevention approaches to enhance different protective factors, as well as adapting intervention strategies to the needs of traumatized children, with special respect to unaccompanied minor refugees.
As a contribution to improve international collaboration on researchers and practitioners, the symposium on „Interdisciplinary perspectives on Unaccompanied Minor Refugees “ which took place at the conference centre "Schloss Herrenhausen", Hannover, Germany from 28 to 29 September 2017 was organized and funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. The aims of the symposium were to present the status quo of state-of-the-art research in this field, discuss current and future research foci and engage in a dialogue about practical implications of these findings.
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Unaccompanied Minor Refugees