Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal

, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 263–275 | Cite as

Adolescent Immigrants in Search of Identity: Clingers, Eradicators, Vacillators and Integrators

  • Roni Berger


This conceptual article explores mechanisms used by adolescent immigrants from the former Soviet Union to cope with issues of identity. Based on her experience in the Russian Adolescents Project of the Jewish Board of Services for Families and Children in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn New York, the writer identifies four patterns of coping with identity issues among immigrant adolescents and discusses individual and social factors that impact on the choice of a coping pattern.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roni Berger
    • 1
  1. 1.Adelphi University School of Social WorkGarden City

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