Update #2: After the first three days of research with refugees

What is the rate of PTSD among refugees in San Diego?

What is the rate of PTSD among refugees in San Diego?

Hi everyone,

Well, our PTSD research sample size continues to be just a little bit short of what we need.

In November, we launched our project to determine the rate of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in East African refugees currently living in San Diego.

After Day #2 we needed another fifty completed questionnaires in order to have an adequate sample size.

Day #3 took place at St Luke’s Episcopal Church and at the Southern Sudanese Community Center of San Diego.  We got about half of what we needed.

So, fourth time is the charm, right?

This coming Saturday, December 22 we will be back in San Diego, splitting our time between two locations, Horn of Africa, followed by United Women of East Africa Support Team.  We are assuredly oh-so-confident this time that we will in fact reach the sample size goal : )

Meanwhile, I am very excited to say that we have already started planning meetings about the actual program, Trauma Recovery for Refugees.  So stay tuned for more developments on that, and also about how the research turns out.

Fingers are once again crossed…

…and once again I want to thank you so much for supporting this project.  You have played an essential role in getting us to this point.

With gratitude,

Barbara English
Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
http://livingubuntu.org
(949) 891-2005

[Ubuntu] n.  Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human being.

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