ERIC Number: ED210332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Indochinese Mutual Assistance Association: Time for a New Role.
Shotts, Kermit F.
The role of Indochinese self-help groups in the Refugee Resettlement Program is examined in this paper. Drawing on the literature dealing with Indochinese self-help groups, the paper reviews the factors which contribute to the formation of these groups, more commonly called Mutual Assistance Associations or MAAs. In addition, the value of MAAs as perceived by both the Indochinese and American communities is discussed. The effect of Federal Refugee program policies on MAAs is also analyzed. The paper closes with a recommendation that more emphasis should be placed on financial support for MAAs and particularly that each State should be encouraged to contract with MAAs for the delivery of social services. (Author/APM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Mutual Assistance Associations
Note: For a related document, see UD 021 710.