Treating Forcibly Displaced Young People: Global Challenges in Mental Healthcare



In this chapter we focus on the treatment needs of forcibly displaced children and young people. Forcibly displaced children are heterogeneous in regard to their premigration histories, their journeys to resettlement countries, and the experiences they face after arrival in a host country. Such children come from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds, and these factors in concert with current resettlement stressors create a number of challenges in identifying and implementing effective interventions and care pathways. Many forcibly displaced children do not cross international borders and face different circumstances. This chapter will highlight key features and challenges of various service delivery models in both low- and high-income settings for internally displaced children and those seeking asylum in a host country and consider how resource differences influence provision and sustainability. Case examples illustrating some of these models of interventions will be presented.


Intervention Multimodal Services Migrant Refugee Asylum seeker 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Oxford Health NHS Foundation TrustWarneford HospitalOxfordUK
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Oxford, Warneford HospitalOxfordUK

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