ERIC Number: ED243987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Immigrants and Refugees in a Changing Nation: Research and Training. Proceedings of a Conference Held at the Catholic University of America (Washington, District of Columbia, May 13-14, 1982).
Cohen, Lucy M., Ed.; Grossnickle, Mary Ann, Ed.
The conference upon which these proceedings are based was held to draw together scholars, public officials, and representatives of private agencies in order to explore priority issues in research and training for professionals who work with new immigrants and refugees. Following a preface, which outlines the themes addressed by conference participants, and two introductory papers on the "new immigration" and issues in refugee resettlement by Roy S. Bryce-Laporte and C. Richard Parkins, respectively, papers are grouped and presented under several topics. Section II, "Innovative Research and Action," includes "W.A.P.A.'s (Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists) Refugee Resettlement Project: Organizational and Research Models," by Beatrice Hackett and David Edwards;"A Rural District's Insight into Refugee Life," and Naomi West; and "Involving Students in Refugee Services," by John M. VanDeusen and Linda H. Gray. Section III is entitled "Self-Help in Changing Communities." Papers presented here are "Changing Aspects of the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Associations Project," by Sem Yang; "The Cambodian Cluster Project," by Cynthia Coleman; "Leadership Networks in the Caribbean Immigrant Community as a Model of Mutual Assistance Efforts," by Marcos Mason; and "Support Systems for Mental Health Problems among Soviet Jewish Refugees," by Betty Brodsky. Section IV, "Immigrant and Refugee Women as Entrepreneurs and Artists," includes "Mainstreaming Refugee Women's Economic Development," by Deborah McGlauflin; "The Emergence of Immigrant Women Artists," by Eugenia Franklin Springer; and "Issues in Afro-Hispanic Development," by Dorotea Lowe Bryce. Finally, Section V, "Implications for Training and Research," is comprised of "Contextual Framework for Training," by Leila Calhoun Deasy; "Implications of Training Models for Program Development," by David Howell; "Research Issues regarding Refugees in the United States," by David Haines; and "Problems in Immigration and Refugee Research: Anthropological Implications," by Michael Kenny. (GC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health, Rockville, MD. Paraprofessional Manpower Development Branch.
Authoring Institution: Catholic Univ. of America, Washington, DC. Dept. of Anthropology.