Publication Date: June 1996
Publisher: Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Anna Halberstadt
Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions
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.
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