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Community and Family Resilience, Strength and Well-Being: Sociocultural Influences on Cambodian and Laotian Refugee Communities' Responses to Environmental Challenges

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University of Georgia


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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

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NASEM Gulf Research Program Grants


Project Category

Human and Social

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Community and Human Health

Project Description

Refugee and immigrant communities’ histories and cultural differences present unique vulnerabilities and challenges for achieving community resilience in response to environmental stressors and disasters. This project will engage with Cambodian and Laotian families in coastal Alabama to determine how individual, family, and community-level strengths and vulnerabilities contribute to community health and well-being and how individuals utilize social networks and formal services to respond to stressors. Culturally responsive interventions and strategies for increasing community capacity and resilience will be developed.


Denise Lewis
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