A Model Assessment of an Émigré Family from the Former Soviet Union
Publication Date: June 1996
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Anna Halberstadt
Keywords: Cultural Sensitivity; Mental Health; Immigration
Coverage: United States
The assessment of an emigre family from the former Soviet Union must be multifaceted, including political, socioeconomic, and cultural factors. A purely psychological approach, which describes emigre behaviors as pathological in contrast to American norms, yields a biased assessment. This article presents the many factors, operating on both the macro and micro levels, that must be included in a comprehensive assessment.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.72 no.4, Summer 1996.