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Myanmar refugees in Dallas experience multiple challenges to their successful resettlement and consequent social integration. American resettlement requirements specify that refugees become economically self-sufficient less than six months after their arrival, an ambitious goal that is hard to achieve for any refugee, especially women. There was a serious need for an investigation of a successful resettlement through the eyes of Myanmar refugee women. The researcher will present the process and findings of 5 stages of the community participatory research project and how public libraries worked with Myanmar refugee women resettling in Dallas.
Dr. Noyori-Corbett is the Associate Director of Research at the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at the University of Oklahoma. She is the founder of OU’s Humanitarian Innovation Research Group (HIRG) an organization to bring awareness of refugee integration issues in the United States. The HIRG is an affiliate of OU’s Institute for Community and Society Transformation. With the members of the HIRG, Dr. Noyori-Corbett received a prestigious federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to investigate refugee services in public libraries.
Dr. Noyori-Corbett started working with refugee populations 18 years ago in Dallas, Texas, where she was once a program coordinator for refugee youth programs. With her strong network in the refugee community and her community-based participatory research with Myanmar women refugees in TX, she has received several grants at OU, including two Junior Faculty Fellowships, and Humanities Forum Fellowships. Most of her works are related to people who were displaced globally, including immigrants, refugees, and human trafficking victims. Her work has contributed to significant implications for better practices and policies to assist globally-displaced populations.
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Sponsored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.00 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.00.
Up to 1 CPH Recertification Credits may be earned at this event.
1. Identify the unique challenges facing Myanmar refugee women as they resettle in the United States.
2. Review the five stages of community participation research.
3. Describe methods for facilitating community participation and project outcomes.