This publication collects contributions to understanding and addressing migration flows from Africa to Europe and supporting social coexistence in the destination countries. Written by experts in psychology and social work, the articles approach the topic of immigration based on empirical research in their academic and professional specialties. The book focuses on issues of intervention, letting the research be the starting point for further plans. This focus makes the book valuable for professionals as well as policy makers.
The book unfolds through the following themes: the representation of security and governance in Germany and Italy, the emotional representation of migrants and refugees in a hosting town in Germany, the current state of art of European laws and agreement about immigrants and refugees rights, emergencies in human trafficking: how to recognise the victims, how to protect the trafficked women and how to recover them through social inclusion, the social and educational inclusion considering the mother tongue competence in children at school age, mediating different cultures and languages,a multicultural approach to psychopathology, working with the trauma providing migrants with a trusty relationship as a secure base, the importance of family bonds in migrants wellbeing.
These contents have been shared and discussed with international students in the Summer School Flight and Migration from Africa to Europe through Italy held in Sapienza University of Rome in June 2019, a common project of Hochschule Darmstadt and Sapienza University that has been supported as a part of the programme Dialogue with Southern Europe by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs through DAAD.
Angelika Groterath is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences of Darmstadt, Germany.
Viviana Langher is a professor at Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
Giorgia Marinelli is a research assistant at the University of Applied Sciences of Darmstadt, Germany.
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Researchers, lecturers and students in psychology, social work and political science