Juggling Multiple Roles: Working Within The Vietnamese Community

  • Duy D. Nguyen Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Chaffee Tran University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy
  • Ha Tran Asian Human Services, Inc., Chicago

Abstract

In this narrative, the authors describe their experiences delivering mental health services to the Vietnamese community. They discuss the importance of gaining credibility, and how their status within the Vietnamese American community affected this process. Case examples are used to illustrate the age and gender dynamics, as well as cultural factors that affected the delivery of mental health services.

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