Southeast Asian Families
- The spirit catches you and you fall down: A Hmong child, her American doctors, and the collision of two cultures
Author: Fadiman, A.
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
ABSTRACT: The tragedy of an immigrant Hmong family from Laos/Cambodia and their struggle with an epileptic child and the American medical community.
- Hmong ABC Bookstore
Type of Site: commercial
Contact: Hmong Arts, Book& Crafts, 298 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN 55103, Phone: (651) 293-0019 Fax: (651) 293-3994; email@example.com
ABSTRACT: The First Hmong Bookstore (conveniently known as Hmong ABC). At Hmong ABC, we are dedicated to preserving and promoting the Hmong people through our large collections of arts, books and crafts. In fact, we carry the largest collections of Hmong related items.
- Resources About the Hmong for Teachers
Type of Site: educational
ABSTRACT: This bibliography lists materials that may be useful to teachers who are interested in learning how to incorporate their Hmong students into their curriculum or program planning, or who are interested in finding out about informational materials that are available about Hmong history, culture, traditions and experiences. In addition, a brief listing of Hmong-language resource providers is included for those interested in ordering materials in the Hmong language.
- Intercultural and developmental stresses confronting Southeast Asian refugee adolescents
Author: Tobin, J. J. & Friedman, J.
Journal: Journal of Operational Psychiatry Volume: 15
ABSTRACT: Explores how critical issues of adolescence (separation, identity, and sexuality) interact with critical issues of being a refugee (loss and grief, survivor guilt, trauma reactions, and cultural discontinuity) among adolescent refugees from Southeast Asia, based on the experience of the authors as Director of Training and Mental Health Specialist in a large refugee resettlement program in the US. Refugees come from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia; between one-third and one-half are ethnically Chinese. In the Southeast Asian view of the life cycle, age serves as an important social and individual organizing principle. Ss are conscious of being outside the normal ages in marrying, finishing education, getting a job, and having children. Case illustrations of how oedipal issues have been complicated by trauma reactions, survivor stress, and cultural discontinuity are given. It is suggested that cohorts of refugee children will be at risk until they reach stability in adulthood.
- Cultural factors in working with Southeast Asian refugee adolescents
Author: Lee, E.
Journal: Journal of Adolescence Volume: 11
ABSTRACT: An examination of the socio-political-cultural factors that impact the psychological development of Southeast Asian refugee adolescents reveals that these adolescents are confronted with the developmental crisis as adolescents, adjustment problems as refugees, and intercultural conflicts caused by the immense value differences between Eastern and Western cultures. In working with this population, clinicians are urged to consider the special stressors resulting from the refugee and cultural experiences. Three areas of assessment are recommended: (1) major stresses (migration, acculturation, life cycle, and family stress); (2) strengths; and (3) culturally specific responses to mental health problems. Individual, family, and group therapy modalities are suggested when working with this population.