Updated May 2018
Refugee Career Development Literature
Topics covered in the literature search include:
- What career counsellors need to know about refugees
- Narrative career counselling for people with refugee backgrounds
- Helping newcomer students achieve success in secondary school
- Syrian refugees in Canada and their struggle to find work
- Social justice counselling and advocacy with immigrants
Abkhezr, P., Glasheen, K.J. (2017). Finding voice through narrative storytelling: A career development exploration of young African females with refugee backgrounds. Journal of Vocational Behavior, Volume 105, Pages 17-30.
Abkhezr, P., McMahon, M. (2017). Narrative Career Counselling for People with Refugee Backgrounds. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. Volume 39, Issue 2, pp. 99-111.
Abkhezr, P., McMahon, M. (2016). People with refugee backgrounds: A case for narrative career counselling. IAEVG.
Abkhezr, P., McMahon, M., Rossouw, P. (2015). Youth with refugee backgrounds in Australia : Contextual and practical considerations for career counsellors. Sage Journal.
Alfred, C. (2018). Deeply Talks: What to Watch on Refugees and Migration in 2018. Refugee Deeply.
Anderson, W.M. (2010). Career Development for Refugees University of Kansas.
Atiyeh, S. (2017). What Career Counselors Need to Know About Refugees. NCDA.
Bemak, F., & Chung, R.C. (2002). Counseling and psychotherapy with refugees. In P.B. Pedersen, J.G. Draguns, W.J. Lonner, & J.E. Trimble (Eds.), Counseling across cultures (2nd ed., pp. 209-232). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, Google Scholar.
Bevelander, P., & Lundh, C. (2007). Employment Integration of Refugees: The Influence of Local Factors on Refugee Job Opportunities in Sweden. Bonn: IZA.
Blanco-Vega, C.O., Castro-Olivio, S.M., & Merrel, K.W. (2008). Sociocultural model for development and implementation of culturally specific interventions. Journal of Latinos and Education, 7(1), 43-61.
Boyston, B. & Short, D. (2012). Helping newcomer students achieve success in secondary schools and beyond. Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Linguistics.
Brandt, J., and Earle, L. (2018). The Global Compact for Refugees. Brookings.
Burnside, B. (2012). Refugee Resettlement: Diversifying and Revitalizing the Workforce. NCDA.
Campion, E.D. (2017). The career adaptive refugee: Exploring the structural and personal barriers to refugee resettlement. Journal of Vocational Behavior. Volume 105, Pages 6-16.
Canadian Press, (2018). Syrian Refugees in Canada Struggle to Find Work, But Are Happy They Came, Advocates Say. Huffpost.
Cancian, S. (2018). The Power of Life Stories: Situating the Narratives of Migrants and Refugees within the Context of the Law. McGilll University.
Chi-Ying Chung, R., Bemak, F., Kudo Grabosky, T. (2011). Multicultural-Social Justice Leadership Strategies: Counseling and Advocacy with Immigrants. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology. Volume 3, Number 1.
Codell, J.D., Hill, R.D., Woltz, D.J., Gore Jr., P.A. (2011). Predicting Meaningful Employment for Refugees: The Influence of Personal Characteristics and Developmental Factors on Employment Status and Hourly Wages. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling.. 33:216.
Dunwoodie, K., Newman, A., Webb, S. (2017). Refugees need support to continue their careers – here’s how it can be done. The Conversation.
Eltaiba, N. (2014). Counseling with Muslim refugees: building rapport. Journal of Social Work Practice 2(4): 397-403.
Etemadi, S. (2012). Multicultural counseling with the immigrant and refugee communities. Counseling Today.
Fazel, M., & Stein, A. (2003). Mental health of refugee children. British Medial Journal, 327(7404), 134.
Fontes, L.A. (2017). Helping Refugee Children Cope. New York, NY: Psychology Today.
Fontes, L.A. (2017). Keeping Refugee Children and Teens Safe. New York, NY: Psychology Today.
Fox, G. (2018). Career Support for Immigrant Workers. Monster.
Frej. W., Abdelaziz, R. (2017). I’ll Take Any Job: These Syrian Refugees Are Struggling To Find Work In America. The WorldPost.
Gallegos, D., Tilbury, F. (2006). Career Development Program for Refugee and Migrant Youth. Murdoch University.
Grierson, L. (2018). Program launched to help young refugees achieve career goals. Hills Gazette.
Hao, C.I., Wahidi, S., Vasi, S., and Samuel, S. (2015). Importance of community engagement in primary health care: The case of Afghan refugees. Australian Journal of Primary Health 21(3): 262-267.
Hao, I. C., Vasi, S., Wahidi, S., and Russell, G. (2015). Rites of passage: Improving refugee access to general practice services. Australian Family Physician. 44(7): 503-507.
Haynes, J. (2017). Misconceptions about Immigrants and Refugees in the United States. TESOL.
Henley, J., and Robinson, J. (2011). Mental health issues among refugee children and adolescents. Clinical Psychologist 15(2): 51-62.
Henley, J.C. (2011). Psychosocial outcomes in recently resettled refugee youth. PhD. Thesis, School of Psychology, Flinders University, Adelaide.
Hertzberg, F. (2017). Review of literature, media and resources on the development of career guidance counselling for refugees. Country Report Sweden. Stockholm University.
Hewagodage, V. (2015). Hanging in the balance: when refugee learners’ naturalization depends on their acquisition of cultural knowledge and English language proficiency. PhD thesis, Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts – School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education, University of Southern Queensland.
Hughes, C., and Scott, R. (2013). A career intervention for humanitarian entrant students: An example. Australian Journal of Career Development 22(3): 130-138.
Ignacio, C-V., Barnett, A.G., and Gifford, S. (2015). Working for a better life: longitudinal evidence on the predictors of employment among recently arrived refugee migrant men living in Australia. International Migration, 53(2): 321-337.
Ilaj, M. (2014). What are the obstacles to the integration of Iraqi Muslim Shiite refugees in Sydney, Australia? PhD. Thesis, School of Education, University of Western Sydney.
Isaksen, R. (2017). Career guidance for refugees. CEDEFOP.
Islam Sathi, T.I.T. (2018). Refugee girls deserve dreams and an education. World Vision.
Janell, L., McKinzie, C., and Alyssa The Melting Pot. (2013). Immigrants and Career Counseling. Prezi.
Johansson, T., & Olofsson, R. (2011). The art of becoming Swedish: Immigrant youth, school careers and life plans. Ethnicities, 11(2): 184-201.
Legrain, P.(2016). Refugees Work: A humanitarian investment that yields economic dividends OPEN.
Legrain, P. (2017). How to Help Refugees Get Into Work Fast. Refugees Deeply.
Li, K., Ricento, T., Stewart, J. (2017). Bridging Two Worlds: Culturally Responsive Career Development Programs and Services to Meet the Needs of Newcomer and Refugee Children in Canada. CERIC.
Li, X., Que, H. (2016). Integration and Career Challenges of Newcomer Youth in Newfoundland in Canada. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, v2, n3, p44-62.
Lundborg, P. (2013). Refugees’ Employment Integration in Sweden: Cultural Distance and Labor Market Performance. Review of International Economics, 21(2): 219-232.
Kamya, H. (2012). The cultural universality of narrative techniques in the creation of meaning. In B. MacKin, Newman, E., Fogler, J., & Keane, T. (Eds.). Trauma therapy in context: The science and craft of evidence based practice. (pp. 231-246). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
Katawazi, M. (2018). Refugees facing delays in working and supporting families due to ‘pointless’ mistakes on work permits. The Star.
Kelly, M. (2015). Working with refugees: International Social Work Without Leaving Home. The New Social Worker.
Manhertz, T-K. (2016 ). Career Counseling Journey for Refugees in Canada. Prezi.
McBrien, J.L. (2005). Educational needs and barriers for refugee students in the United States: A review of the literature. Review of Educational Research, 75(3), 329-364.
McKenna, C., and Hoban, B. (2017). Problems and solutions to the international migrant crisis. Brookings.
Milicevic, A. (2010). From family damage to family challenge: stories of rebuilding lives after war and refugee trauma: Australia after the Balkans conflicts. PhD. Thesis, Victoria University.
Mo, B. (2012). Career Pathways for Refugee Youth. ContactPoint.
Morse, A. (2005). A Look at Immigrant Youth: Prospects and Promising Practices. NCSL.
Nelson, K., Conrad, C. (2010). Career Counseling with a Refugee Family. ScholarWorks.
Newman, A., Bimrose, J., Nielsen, I., Zacher, H. (Eds.). (2018). Vocational Behavior of Refugees: How Do Refugees Seek Employment, Overcome Work-related Challenges, and Navigate Their Careers? Journal of Vocational Behavior. Volume 105, Pages 1-184.
Nsabiyumva, A. (2017). Working with Refugees: From Fear to Employment. LinkedIn.
Obschonka, M., Hahn, E., ul Habib Bajwa, N. (2018). Personal agency in newly arrived refugees: The role of personality, entrepreneurial cognitions and intentions, and career adaptability. Journal of Vocational Behavior Volume 105, Pages 173-184.
Okocha, A., A., G., (2007). Career Counseling of Immigrants and Refugees. VISTA Online.
Pierce, L..M., Gibbons, M.M. (2012). An Ever-Changing Meaning : A Career Constructivist Application to Working with African refugees. Questia.
Potocky-Tripodi, M. (2002). Best practices for social work with refugees & immigrants. New York: Columbia University Press.
Refugee Career Jumpstart Project (RCJP). (2016). Bridging Refugee Talent and Opportunity. Cities of Migration.
Schorchit, N. (2017). Despite Inclusive Policies, Refugee Children Face Major Obstacles to Education. NeaToday.
Schweigert, M.B. (2013). Mentorship program brings career guidance to refugees. Lancaster Online.
Segal, U.A., and Mayadas, N.S. (2005). Assessment of Issues Facing Immigrant and Refugee Families. Child Welfare League of America.
Segal, U.A. (2004). Practicing with immigrants and refugees. In D. Lum (Ed.), Cultural competence, practice stages, and client systems (pp. 230-286). Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company.
Semaan, J. (2016). Counseling Refugees of Middle Eastern Descent in the United States. JMU Scholarly Commons.
Shah, V. (2018). Our World’s Refugees. Thought Economics.
Stanton Russell, S. (2002). Refugees: Risks and Challenges Worldwide MPI..
Stewart, J., & Martin, L. (2017). Bridging Two Worlds, a new resource to support Newcomer youth. CERIC.
Storlie, C. (2011). The Challenges of Career Counseling with Undocumented Immigrant Youth. NCDA.
Warr, S. (2009). Counselling refugee young people: an exploration of therapeutic approaches. Pastoral Care in education. An international Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development. Volume 28, Issue 4.
Watson, M., McMahon, M. (2012). Globalisation and career development: A challenging future. Nova Science Publishers.
Yakushko, O., Backhaus, A., Watson, M., Gonzalez, J. (2008). Career Development Concerns of Recent Immigrants and Refugees. Journal of Career Development.
Zetter, R., Ruaudel, H. (2016). Refugees Right to Work and Access to Labor Markets – An Assessment. KNOMAD.
Zetter, R. (2012). Are refugees an economic burden or benefit? Forced Migration Review.