RWS researchers kept on being presenting interesting findings to the public and scientific community in conferences, seminars and other scientific meetings. Throughout many fantastic appearances, they provided an overview of the projects, talked about important research results, and shared their reflections on research design and methodology.
Ilse Derluyn (UGent, Belgium) introduced the project framework and main findings on effectiveness in a webinar at the 3rd International Young Carers Conference. This panel brought together several H2020 research projects, all under the topic of ‘Promoting mental health and well-being in the young’ in a shared discussion. After the presentation of RWS, Ilse Derluyn dialogued with the participants about how youth was involved in the research design and how COVID-19 affected the RWS project.
Our researchers also presented many interesting findings in relation to mental health among migrant and refugee youth. Kirsi Peltonen (University of Tampere, Finland) talked about refugee youth’s emotional processing ability and the developmental and cultural aspects of the RWS interventions at two research seminars in Finland. Caroline Spaas (KULeuven, Belgium) talked about the mental health needs of newcomer adolescents, and compared the mental health profiles of refugee and non-refugee youth at a research seminar in Belgium. An Verelst (UGent, Belgium) represented RWS at the virtual conference of the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies with some preliminary results regarding COVID-19, school belonging and mental health.
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The list of presentation mentioned in this article:
Derluyn, I. & Verelst, A. (May, 2021). “RefugeesWellSchool: Preventive schoolbased interventions to promote the mental well-being of refugee and migrant adolescents” Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Young Carers, 06.05.2021.
Peltonen. K. (May, 2021). Multi-factor risk- and protection profile of emotional processing ability among refugee children with traumatized parents. Presented at Inequalities, Interventions and a New Welfare State (INVEST) Research seminar, 05.05.2021.
Peltonen. K. (May, 2021). “Developmental and cultural aspects in interventions. Improving mental health services for refugees” Presented at PALOMA research seminar, 07.05.2021.
Spaas, C. (January, 2021). “Assessing the mental health needs of newcomer adolescents in European secondary education: A comparison of refugee and non-refugee migrant mental health profiles and the role of family separation, daily stressors and discrimination in resettlement”, Presented at Researchers’ meeting of the Research unit for Parenting and Special Education, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven.
Verelst, A., Szelei, N., & Derluyn. I. (June, 2021). “Migrant adolescents’ mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: What role of school belonging?” Presented at the Virtual Conference of the European Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, 18.06.2021.