The purpose of this project was to write a grant to develop a program that aims to reduce the mental health disparities for Vietnamese Americans. Many Vietnamese American immigrants experienced major mental health risks prior to resettlement in the United States, including the trauma of civil war, communist reeducation camps, the boat-person experience, and lengthy detention in refugee camps. A review of the literature indicated that limited mental health literacy among this immigrant population and few culturally sensitive service providers contribute to the low mental health service utilization among Vietnamese Americans.
The current project's goals are to increase the organizational capacity of the Vietnamese Community of Orange County, Inc., by providing outreach and mental health literacy presentations to Vietnamese Americans and cultural sensitivity trainings to community providers who may potentially serve Vietnamese Americans in Orange County, California. The actual submission of this grant was not a requirement for the project.
|Commitee:||Potts, Marilyn, Ranney, Molly|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Social Work, School of|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Asian American Studies, Mental health, Social work|
|Keywords:||Mental health, Outreach, Vietnamese americans|
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