Swedish UnaccomPanied yOuth Refugee Trial (SUPpORT)
In recent years, a considerable number of refugees have sought asylum in Sweden, many of whom are children and youth. Refugee youth, especially unaccompanied refugee minors, have often experienced trauma and are at significant risk of developing mental health problems such as symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression that can continue years after resettlement.
The SUPpORT study aimed to evaluate a community-based intervention for unaccompanied refugee youth (aged 14-20 years) experiencing post-traumatic stress symptoms called ‘Teaching Recovery Techniques’.
Find out more about our ASsIST study which is about the support for refugee children in a family.
The study was a collaboration between Uppsala University (Sweden), Mid Sweden University (Sweden), Primary Children’s Center for Safe and Healthy Families in Salt Lake City (USA), University of Manchester (UK) and Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Norway). This project has received funding from The Kavli Trust.
The researchgroup CHAP in Uppsala University comprises Professor Anna Sarkadi, Dr Karin Fängström, Dr Raziye Salari, Dr Natalie Durbeej, Dr Fatumo Osman, Dr Georgina Warner, Antonia Tökés, Elin Lampa, Sandra Gupta Löfving and Anna Perez Aronsson.
For more information contact Elin Lampa, PhD student.