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International Journal of Social Work
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  • Exploring the Usage of Social Media to Increase Awareness of End-of-Life
           Care for Korean American Communities: A Case Report

    • Authors: Kathy Lee; Jessica Cassidy, Jaci Mitchell, Hye-Won Shin
      Abstract: Summary: Korean American older adults often lack understanding of end-of-life care, particularly advance care planning and hospice. Somang Society is a nonprofit organization in the U.S. serving Korean American older adults and their family caregivers to promote healthy aging, dignity in later life, and a meaningful death. We aimed to analyze education and outreach efforts of Somang Society to increase awareness among Korean Americans on the importance of end-of-life care. This case report assesses the metrics and performance analytics of Somang Society’s YouTube channel and videos uploaded from January 1st, 2019 to September 31th, 2021, as well as GIS data regarding their membership.Findings: Findings of this report indicate that YouTube may be a feasible method to broaden outreach efforts to increase education and awareness on end-of-life care planning in the Korean American community. Particularly, a multi-messaging mobile application helped distribute useful information between Korean Americans. Applications: Community-based organizations may leverage social media platforms to increase education and awareness efforts targeting underserved populations, including culturally and linguistically diverse groups.
      PubDate: Wed, 01 Mar 2023 00:00:00 -080
  • Developing a Trauma-Informed Culturally-Based Intervention (TICBI)
           Approach for Refugee Resettlement Practices

    • Authors: Nimo Bokore; Susan Lee McGrath, Patricia McGuire, Abdirizak Karod, Mitra Rahimpour, Ajani Asokumar
      Abstract: Trauma-informed interventions have recently received more attention in the field of refugee resettlement and mental health. Although these interventions can be helpful to all trauma survivors, our model offers enhanced and cultural-based practice benefiting war-related trauma survivors, especially those from Post-Colonial nations. This model is based on needs identified by participants and collaboratively developed with the research team and the community. Our community-based participatory research (CBPR) began with three objectives. The first was to explore the current use of culturally-based, trauma-informed interventions and to assess service users’ (SUs) and service providers (SPs) experiences. This was accopmlished by collaborating with a local community agency. The second objective was to identify service needs and gaps. The third objective involved working with the project’s steering community members to develop a more effective model of interventions that can be used by resettlement and mental health agencies supporting refugees. During analysis, we examined the unique challenges identified by SUs and SPs to create a trauma-informed culturally-based intervention model (TICBI).We used a mixed-method study involving focus groups, individual interviews, and surveys with 23 service users (SUs) and 20 service providers (SPs). The barriers identified by the SUs included lack of access to needs-based assistance, cultural and linguistic misunderstandings, and marginalization. The barriers identified by the SPs included lack of structural/organizational support, lack of funding, large caseloads, and burnout risk.
      PubDate: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 19:18:14 -080
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