Social Work and Southeast Asians: Reflections of a Social Worker, Educator, and Practitioner

  • Phu Tai Phan College of St. Catherine/University of St.Thomas


This narrative describes the author's experiences as a Southeast Asian social worker and educator. It examines social work as a career option and explores the reasons why social work can he limiting for Southeast Asians. The author recounts the ways he uses his personal and professional backgrounds to challenge students to get past their ongoing fears about September 11 and to take on professional roles. Finally, the author reflects on student evaluations and how they influence his thinking about Southeast Asians and social work.

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