Participatory Educational Intervention with Unaccompanied Minors

Description: A pilot investigation of a participatory educational intervention with unaccompanied minors (UAMs).  The study facilitators worked with a team of minors in order to co-construct the content of an educational intervention (strictly speaking an informative session rather) on healthcare access. Then the minors of the team was trained to conduct the educational intervention and afterwards they trained other unaccompanied minors, homeless or not. The informative session was conducted by minors (“informer” participants) for minors (“receiver” participants).

Author (year of edition): 2020, The intervention was developed at Babel Day Centre and was piloted in collaboration with Faros shelter for unaccompanied minors.

Languages: English, Greek

Addressed to: Users/immigrants

Cost: For this intervention, the main cost was the cost for the salaries of the staff that participated in the design and the implementation of the intervention. A rewarding activity was also conducted for the unaccompanied minors that participated in the design of the training material and finally became trainers. The rewarding activity was a visit in an amusement park. So this cost was also included in the pilot intervention.

More information:  There is a pdf of the training material, which however is focused on healthcare access in Athens (Greece). Anyone interested for this material could send a request at babel@syn-eirmos.gr and will receive the material in Greek, Arabic, English and Farsi language.

Training Material UAM_English

Training Material UAM_ARABIC

Training material UAM_Farsi

Training material UAM GR

Keywords: unaccompanied minors, participatory intervention, workshop, healthcare access