This project was designed to explore this writer's journey as a child, an adolescent, and adult after having lived in Cambodia's Killing Fields and how she has overcome post-traumatic stress from these experiences. The narrative related her experiences in witnessing murder, being separated from parents, and being abused, as well as other traumatic experiences that led her first to anger and insecurity, and later to empathy, compassion, and understanding for her social work clients, particularly Khmer refugees and foster children in the United States. Relevant literature was reviewed regarding the history of Cambodia, the difficult journey of escaping the war-torn country, life in refugee camps, and eventually arrival and early life in America. The writer reviewed narratives by others in order to understand the role of narrative writing and its relevance to social work.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social work, Developmental psychology|
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