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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Conference to Focus on
Hmong Mental Health Issues
phone (715) 836-4741
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MAILED: Jan. 6, 1998

EAU CLAIRE -- Those concerned with the mental health of Hmong people can attend the Hmong Mental Health conference March 18-20 in the W.R. Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The 1998 conference theme is "Hmong Mental Health Issues: Cultural Influences on Treatment Perspectives."
The conference will offer an opportunity for health care and other service providers to learn about strategies that may be helpful in providing mental health services to Hmong clients. The conference also provides the opportunity to develop a network with other professionals who serve the Hmong.
Participants can learn about Hmong cultural patterns that could influence current mental health treatment; traditional health belief perspectives in treating illness; cross-cultural clinical interactions; gambling, domestic violence and other impacts on Hmong community members; and counseling, treatment techniques, strategies and programs that meet the needs of the Hmong.
The Hmong Mental Health Conference is sponsored by the UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education, the Nursing/Human Sciences and Services Outreach, the UW Extension and Sacred Heart Hospital.
The registration fee for the conference is $200, and includes instructional materials, refreshments, two lunches and a banquet. The deadline to register for the conference is March 1.
To obtain a conference agenda, list of scheduled presenters and registration form, contact the UW-Eau Claire College of Arts and Sciences Continuing Education and UW-Extension at (715)836-2031 or e-mail vuepc@uwec.edu.

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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: Jan. 9, 1998