International Migration Studies in Child, Youth and Family Welfare

Time: 10-21 August 2020

Campus: Joensuu

Duration and credits: one or two weeks, 2 or 5 ECTS
Teaching Language: English
Level: Master, Doctoral, Professional Development
Max. number of attendees: to be announced
Course coordinators: Janet Anand, and Enkhjargal Batbaatar,
Responsible departments: Department of Social Sciences
Learning outcomes: Students will engage with current interdisciplinary theories and international case stud-ies for an in-depth understanding as to the impact of migration on the rights, welfare and wellbeing, migrat-ed youth, children and families.


Topics covered include:

  • International and internal migration tends and demographics
  • The rights of the migrated child and young adult
  • International and national social policy on refugees, asylum seekers
  • Forced migration, border crossings and the impact for families on the move
  • Psychosocial impact of migration on child and youth development
  • So called left behind children
  • Gendered, transcultural and transnational experiences and identities
  • Social inclusion, integration and resettlement programs for children, youth and families
  • Cultural intelligence and communication for working with migrated families and children

The course targets the learning requirements of academics, students and professionals currently studying or working in the fields of social work, social policy, international aid, social development, community and youth work, social pedagogy and migration, social inclusion and cultural studies. This course is accredited for select-ed UEF PhD and MA programs and provides students with an excellent opportunity to study over the sum-mer break.
Modes of study: lectures, assignments, written and oral presentations
Study materials: will be provided
Evaluation criteria: Pass/Fail (grading 0-5, based on assignments)
Teachers: to be announced