Working With Refugees And Displaced Persons

902 WordsNov 12, 20164 Pages
The bulk of my experience working with refugees and displaced persons comes from my time working in the Kachin Statement of Myanmar. As described above, I did various education and community development work in a serious of refugee and internationally displaced camps (IDP) on the border of China and Myanmar. I have also done work with displaced persons in Morocco when I studied abroad in my internship at a local nonprofit that provided courses and basic life necessities for displaced persons. Finally, I have experience working with asylum seekers during my field placement at Bronx Legal Services and in my work as an advisory board member of my undergraduate university’s alternative break program, most notably spending a week in Immokalee, Florida aiding in connecting asylum seekers to community resources. As a social worker and public health student and professional, I am dedicated to a future working with refugee and displaced populations. I have focused much of my coursework in my dual degree program at Mailman School of Public Health on refugee and displaced populations. However, with the exception doing some case management at Bronx Legal Services, much of my work with refugee populations was not in a social work capacity and was not always fully informed by social work practice and techniques that address power, privilege and oppression. I hope to build upon the coursework I have taken relating to refugees and displaced persons in the fields of public affairs, public
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