Scientific collaboration and knowledge sharing is important for the RWS project. This is why RWS researchers make continuous efforts to speak about the RWS study at international and local scientific conferences, seminars and workshops.
Caroline Spaas ( KU Leuven) and colleagues presented findings about the mental health profiles of young refugees and migrants at the IMISCOE conference, focusing on the role of family separation, daily stressors and discrimination. In a presentation at the CDME conference, Caroline and colleagues also focused on the role of schools in newcomer students’ coping and settlement. Following the interest in the relationship between education and mental health, Caroline Spaas (KU Leuven) and Lucia De Haene (KU Leuven) presented their research with refugee adolescents in Belgium at a local conference focusing on education for refugees and applicants of international protection.
The UGent team, represented by Nikolett Szelei, spoke about the RWS project framework, how COVID-19 impacted the intervention implementations and what actions were taken in order to mitigate those effects at the Annual BERA conference. Based on the RWS study, Nikolett Szelei (UGent) also presented some preliminary insights into home-school collaborations in relation to migrant students’ educational trajectories at the IHSA conference.
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Presentations mentioned in this article:
Spaas, C., & De Haene, L. (2021, November). Het welbevinden van jonge vluchtelingen in het onderwijs. Bevindingen vanuit het Rode Neuzen en RefugeesWellSchool onderzoeksproject. Presented at the Online Studievoormiddag: Onderwijs voor minderjarige vluchtelingen en verzoekers om internationale bescherming: Pistes om met uitdagingen om te gaan, 18 November 2021.
Szelei, N., & Derluyn, I. (2021, November). Home-school collaborations and migrant students’ educational trajectories: Findings from the RefugeesWellSchool project. Paper presented at the World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, online, International Humanitarian Studies Association, 4th November 2021.
Szelei, N., Verelst, A., & Derluyn, I. (2021, September). Effectiveness study on psychosocial interventions for refugees and migrants in schools: how to mitigate the effects of a global pandemic. Paper presented at the Virtual Annual Conference of the British Educational Research Association, 16th September 2021.
Spaas, C., De Haene, L., & Osman, F., (2021, August). Newcomers’ perspectives on the role of school in coping with migration histories and negotiating belonging in settlement. Paper presented at the 3rd Cultural Diversity, Migration and Education conference, 27th August 2021.
Spaas, C., Verelst, A., & Durbeej, N. (July, 2021). Mental health of newcomer youth in European secondary education: Refugee and non-refugee migrant mental health profiles and the role of family separation, daily stressors and discrimination in resettlement. Presented at the 18th IMISCOE Annual Conference, 8th July 2021.