What Do You Know about Serving Southeast Asian Immigrants & Refugees?
Immigrants and refugees from Southeast Asia, including Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam, often do not easily talk about mental health conditions. Sometimes symptoms of stress are not seen as psychological, but are attributed to other causes or described as physical ailments. Many Southeast Asian refugees have experienced trauma, sometimes severe, in their home countries prior to leaving or during their travels to the United States. Increasing your sensitivity to the traditions and culture of Southeast Asia can help you to better serve your clients.
For more information, download SPARC's Tips for Mental Health Providers Working with Southeast Asian Immigrants/Refugees in English and Vietnamese.
Be Ready: Tips for Working with Deaf Individuals for Clinics, Hospitals, and Emergency Providers
Check out this video that gives tips and tricks on what to do if a Deaf individual comes to your clinic, hospital or ER. You'll learn how to find an interpreter and work with them. Watch
the video here.