Karen Refugees from Burma
Resources for working with Karen refugees from Burma include:
- Karen annotated resource list
- Karen websites
- Documentaries/films on Burma and the Karen
- The Affordable Care Act & Refugees: informational video in Sgaw Karen - in English
- A 2014 article on how to assess Karen peoples' mental health
- The webinar on this page
These resources were developed with the help of Tonya Cook and Eh Taw Dwe, of the Karen Organization of Minnesota, in 2011.
To see a list of all webinars in all topics, click here.
This webinar, from 8/17/2011, features Eh Taw Dwe and Tonya Cook of the Karen Organization of Minnesota.
This webinar is part of the National Capacity Building (NCB) webinar series. NCB is a project of the Center for Victims of Torture.
This webinar is meant to provide clinicians and health care workers with a base of knowledge in working with the Karen people from Burma. The presenters describe the history of the Karen and the Burma, as well as the torture and abuse they are likely to have faced in their homes, and/or refugee camps. Ms. Cook notes the importance placed on religion in the Karen community, affecting all aspects of life. When using an interpreter, it is important to understand the stigmas and associations placed on certain illnesses, especially mental illnesses.
Websites and articles referenced in the presentation