ERIC Number: ED215003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Information Services Assessment Report: Indochinese Refugee Resettlement Program.
Frankel, Robert; Langlois, Joseph E.
This report is an assessment of information producing and disseminating activities of thirty-three major public and private agencies serving the Indochinese refugee program in the United States. A list of the agencies and description of the services they provide are appended. The results of the study are based primarily on telephone interviews with State and local service providers. The results of the study indicate that information dissemination is often hindered by "network isolation," or the tendency for many useful documents to reach only a limited audience. The need for a periodic, up-to-date, annotated resource listing is also suggested. The following recommendations for improving access to resettlement information are discussed: (1) dissemination of a bimonthly information resource report; (2) creation of a refugee resettlement information library; (3) production of a practitioners' information resource handbook; (4) development of practitioner information exchange networks; and (5) development of an information services task force. (JCD)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Asian Americans, Hotlines (Public), Indochinese, Information Dissemination, Information Networks, Information Services, Information Sources, Land Settlement, Needs Assessment, Orientation Materials, Private Agencies, Public Agencies, Referral, Refugees, State Agencies, Voluntary Agencies
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of State, Washington, DC. Office of the U.S. Coordinator for Refugee Affairs.
Authoring Institution: Indochina Refugee Action Center, Washington, DC.