Wellbeing in Swedish Indigenous SÁmi children and young people

Looking back and looking forward

Authored by: Susanne Garvis , Lotta Omma

Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Wellbeing

Print publication date:  May  2019
Online publication date:  April  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138909175
eBook ISBN: 9781351051262
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This chapter provides information about the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Sami children and young people living in Sweden with a focus on health-related quality of life indicators, education and government policies regarding provision and support. The intention is also to highlight the current need for further research to support Indigenous Sami children and young people. We argue that provision of services to support the social and emotional wellbeing of Sami children and young people needs to be improved with better education and policy provision. It is hoped that through a stronger focus on advocacy, Swedish policies can be improved and stronger support networks provided.

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