Adolescence is a significant time for young people helping to inform their development and sense of identity. For many migrant and refugee young people, parents and families this occurs while also negotiating a new cultural, social and legal context. This creates additional complexities for migrant and refugee young people and their families.
This paper explores, from a young person’s perspective, how these issues impact on family relationships. It highlights the need to involve family and communities in developing a service response that acknowledges where young people and families are coming from.