Problems of Southeast Asian children in a refugee camp.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The authors describe the efforts made to meet the mental health needs of Vietnamese children and their families in a large refugee camp. Many of the children received strong emotional support from the multigenerational Vietnamese families, and they adapted well to the new environment. However, children separated from their families demonstrated increased emotional vulnerability, and foster placement of children without families presented a serious problem. The authors suggest that our national commitment to these refugees may have ended when they left the confines of the refugee camp.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Harding, RK; Looney, JG

Published Date

  • April 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 134 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 407 - 411

PubMed ID

  • 842728

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-953X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.134.4.407


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States