The Population Of The Community Essay

1370 Words Nov 30th, 2016 6 Pages
The population of the community: In the United States, 17.3 million of the population identified themselves as Asian and/or Pacific Islander heritage (as cited by U.S Census, 2010). Of those 17.3 million many of the Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao, and Hmong Americans reside in California (as cited by U.S. Census, 2010). Social workers must be culturally competent to service the needs of all clients in the Hmong community. Through the use of multicultural counseling, social workers will be able to build rapport with clients and their families. After the rapport is established, social workers will then be able to implement and promote services for the Hmong community. This paper will be discussing different factors as to why Hmong do not seek medical professionals.
The community history: The Hmong community is an ethnic and cultural community. In Fresno, Hmong American is one of the largest ethnic groups. The Hmong are refugees. The United States recruited the Hmong to fight in the secret war against the Pathet Lao. After the United States withdrew from the war, thousands of Hmong were killed by the Pathet Lao or were forced to abandon their homes, lands, and livestock in Laos and fled to the refugee camps in Thailand. This resulted in the immigration of the Hmong settling in the United in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Hmong families have been able to adapt themselves to new changes and new environments. Through perseverance, they were able to survive when they were forced to…

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