Family change among Vietnamese refugees in Chicago
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Family change among Vietnamese refugees in Chicago by Patricia Germaine Fox

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Published .
Written in English


  • Vietnamese American families.,
  • Refugees -- United States -- Family relationships.,
  • Married people -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Patricia Germaine Fox.
LC ClassificationsE184.V53 F696 1988a
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 201 leaves ;
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16584957M

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1. J Community Health Nurs. ;8(1) Stress related to family change among Vietnamese refugees. Fox PG. Because life changes have been known to have consequences for emotional and physical well-being, this study demonstrates the need for community health nurses (CHNs) to assess structural and functional changes in Vietnamese refugee spousal relations as possible sources of . Fox, P.G. Family Change Among Vietnamese Vietnamese Refugees in Chicago. PhD Dissertation, University of Illinois at Chicago. Haines, D.W. “Kinship in Vietnamese Refugee Resettlement: A Review of the U.S. Experience.” Journal of Comparative Studies Hickey, G.C. Kingdom in the Morning Mist: Mayrena in the Highlands of Vietnam. In the previous paper, we described our longitudinal studies on Vietnamese refugees, and examined their health and mental health statuses based on the administration of the Cornell Medical Index.* The results indicate that the refugees are at great risk of illness as they attempt to cope with a . Uses preliminary case data from Virginia to indicate the pervasive importance of the maintenance of family and community ties among Vietnamese refugees in the United States. Shows that the family is capable of furnishing significant amounts of emotional and practical support. (Author/MK).

The Vietnamese refugees were not immigrants who chose to come to the United States primarily for the economic opportunities and political stability that it offers. Their migration was for the most part unplanned and out of desperation. This is what distinguishes them as refugees . In , her parents decided to make good on the U.S. government’s offer of refugee status for Vietnamese who had been part of the American military during the war. They went first to a temporary camp for refugees in the Philippines run by the U.S. government. Life was hard when the Communist came. The stories cover from World War 2 through the many conflicts and events in Vietnam, Cambodia, Bosnia, Africa, the Middle East and most recently Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. 14 REFUGEE TRANSITIONS • ISSUE 30 15 it was one of the main refugee camps set up in the aftermath of the war and that my family were part of one of the world’s great exoduses in.   In , President Gerald Ford set up an interagency task force that resettled , refugees from South Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. Julia Taft was the head of President Ford's Inter.

When asked about ways in which refugees help each other within the family context, one Vietnamese refugee woman responded, “Not just the family, but the whole Vietnamese community.” As a Vietnamese social worker explained, “The community is the major, or the most desired, source of practical and emotional support for the refugees” (Rose. The Nguyen family was among the over , refugees to relocate to the United States following the Vietnam War. Initially from South Vietnam, they were evacuated from Saigon to Guam and then to a resettlement camp in Indiantown Gap, PA. Household Structure and Family Ideologies: The Dynamics of Immigrant Economic Adaptation Among Vietnamese Refugees * By Nazli Kibria Using materials from an ethnographic study of newly arrived Vietnamese refugees in Philadelphia, this article argues that household structure and family ideology play a critical role in the dynamics of immigrant. The Children of Vietnamese Refugees Hai Nguyen, 17, and his family arrived in Versailles Village from a refu-gee camp in Malaysia when he was His family settled in New Orleans because his mother, who was born and raised in the Vietnamese village of Vung Tau, had a brother there. Hai is a high school junior now, and he is.