This paper is based upon a narrative of a survivor of the Cambodian Killing Fields who experienced war related trauma and the struggles of acculturating to the United States. The narrative illustrates how the war caused her to experience fears, lack of trust, and hopelessness; how the experience metamorphosed into a feeling of understanding, empathy, and compassionate for her clients; and how the experience influenced her decision to join the social work community. Literature is reviewed on the topic of the Cambodian Killing Fields experiences and the transition to a new environment and culture in collaborative with the narrative as an important form of communication.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Developmental psychology|
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