Search Resources (English): Immigrant women, Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence (PWHCE)

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Post traumatic stress disorder: the lived experience of immigrant, refugee and visible minority women  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/postTraumaticStress.pdf
Describes awareness among physicians, psychiatrists and other service providers, and their experiences with immigrant, refugee and Aboriginal women. (See Details)
Published: 2001
The true name of her condition  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/en/publications/RB/v4n1/page5.shtml
Examines post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurance and effects on immigrant and refugee women in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Women and post traumatic stress disorder: moving research to policy  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/pwhce/ptsdResearchPolicy.pdf
Explores policies that can contribute to alleviating the obstacles immigrant, refugee women and women of colour experience when accessing health services for post-traumatic stress disorder. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Immigrant women, family violence, and pathways out of homelessness  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/Report_ImmigrantWomenViolenceHomelessness_2006.pdf

This report states that there has been little investigation into the connections between family violence, immigration, and homelessness of women. Abused immigrant women and Canadian-born women face similar barriers to independent living; however, the migration process can present additional challenges for immigrant women. For abused immigrant women, homelessness is often cyclical and compounded by a range of factors; ability to speak English , knowledge of Canadian systems, cultural background, and family structure all profoundly affect the immigrant woman’s experience of the pathways into and out of homelessness. In order to prevent homelessness and to plan programs and policies for populations, theoretical models that address key solutions and acknowledge critical temporal factors are required.

The report was prepared for the National Secretariat on Homelessness and eceived funding from the National Research Program of the National Homelessness Initiative and the Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration (PCERII).

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Published: May 2006
Post traumatic stress disorder: the lived experience of immigrant, refugee and visible minority women  
http://www.pwhce.ca/pdf/postTraumaticStress.pdf

The report provides excerpts from the stories recounted by immigrant and refugee women and information about how they addressed their experiences with community based services, what was useful to them in their healing, and what the barriers were. It also describes the knowledge and awareness of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder among physicians, psychiatrists and other service providers and their experiences with immigrant and refugee women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Finally, the study also begins to draw parallels with the experiences of Aboriginal women.

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