Clearinghouse Resource


Creating Strong Families Motivational Training


Vue, Thai


La Crosse, WI: La Crosse Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Inc.

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2006, 101 pages

Description of Resource

This curriculum was created as a part of a program for refugees called "Creating Strong Families." It may be particularly useful with Hmong refugees as it was created by a Hmong organization. The purpose of the curriculum is to help refugees make educated choices, improve their self-esteem, take control of their lives, and recognize the benefits of becoming emotionally and economically self-sufficient. Some of the topics covered by this curriculum are: changes in roles, family relationships, grief and loss, differences between Eastern and Western beliefs, behavioral conventions in the workplace, domestic violence, and more. This curriculum also contains topics unique to refugee-produced materials such as "Reaching Out to Western Friends and Understanding their Culture."