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Youth Matters? Social Work Responses to the Trauma Experienced by Young People Displaced in Contemporary Community Context

Gauci, Joy and Sealey, Clive (2017) Youth Matters? Social Work Responses to the Trauma Experienced by Young People Displaced in Contemporary Community Context. In: оциальная безопасность и защита человека в условиях новой общественной реальности. Perm State University, Perm, Russia, pp. 13-23. ISBN 978-5-7944-3018-9

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This paper outlines the importance of the recognition of the new contexts of youth displacement due to socio political change in the international social work community. It recognises youth displacement as a generic concept with a significant potential cause of trauma on any community experiencing socio political change that impacts on young people. This paper argues that social work requires a framework that is reflexive to the variety of causes of youth displacement and trauma in con-temporary community contexts, which include family and community conflict, fos-ter or adoption breakdown, refugeeism and migrancy and economic crisis. In partic-ular, it promotes the skills of social work in creating safe places as practice holding places a holding space (Gauci, IFSW 2017) which potentially creates the framework for therapeutic encounter to support young people in distress. In doing so, it upholds the profession‘s understanding about ―the knowledge of vulnerable groups that soci-ety, and systems, exclude‖ (IFSW Opening Address, Iceland 2017).

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: austerity, youth displacement, social work, youth trauma, young people
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Allied Health and Community
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Depositing User: Clive Sealey
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 11:03
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:21

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