Human Services Today
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Welcome all to this very special Human Services Today issue.
I was asked, as Guest Editor, to spearhead this special edition as
a result of my interest and research concerning the needs of immigrant
women in the state of Texas. While on leave and researching the plight
of immigrant women at the University of North Texas, Dallas as a Visiting
Professor, I believed that the challenges that many immigrant groups
faced in receiving assistance from various Human Services entities
was a widespread dilemma.
The mental health status of refugee populations was addressed in
the manuscript from Dr. Ben Rader, Psy.D., Dr. Sebastian Ssempijja,
and Leng Lee, MSW at the Sebastian Family Psychology Practice
in Milwaukee, WI. In their article: Culturally Competent Mental
Health Services for Refugees: The Case for a Community-Based Treatment
Approach, the authors discussed the challenges and best practices
that they applied in their mental health treatment approach of Hmong,
Hispanic, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, Iraq, Afghanistan, Eritrea,
Uganda, Rwanda, Liberia, Sudan, Congo, Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, and
the former Soviet Union refugees.
Guest Editor, Dr. Amanda Coleman-Mason, Visiting
Human Services Professor at the University of North Texas, Dallas,
provides insight on the conundrum concerning Latina immigrants caught
in the cycle of Intimate Partner Violence, immigrant culture, and the
competencies of Human Services in effectively assisting the needs of
this population in the state of Texas. Her article: Providing
Human Services to Latina Immigrants: Victims of IPV discusses
the numerous challenges and needs of this highly at-risk population
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