Trauma, Discrimination, and Psychological Distress Across Vietnamese Refugees and Immigrants: A Life Course Perspective

  title={Trauma, Discrimination, and Psychological Distress Across Vietnamese Refugees and Immigrants: A Life Course Perspective},
  author={Isok Kim and Mary Keovisai and Wooksoo Kim and Sarah Richards-Desai and Asli Cennet Yalim},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
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