Department of Public Health. Massachusetts Maternal and Infant Mental Health. Division for Perinatal, Early Childhood and Special Health Needs. 2009.
This website produced by the state of Massachusetts describes the two state funded projects related to maternal depression. Projects include the Perinatal Connections Project: Perinatal Depression and the Massachusetts Maternal and Infant Mental Health Project. There are a number of publications in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish Khmer, and Vietnamese.
These brochures are designed as awareness campaign materials on maternal depression for an audience with low- literacy skills. Materials are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Khmer, Vietnamese, and French (Haitian).
Regents of the University of Michigan. Beyond Sadness: Bridging the Gap Between Emotional and Physical Symptoms of Depression. Depression Center. December 2007.
Created by the University of Michigan Depression Center, these materials introduce the “mind and body connection.” The brochure describes both physical and emotional aspects of depression in 12 languages.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Depression During and After Pregnancy: A Resource for Women, Their Families and Friends. Health Resources and Services Administration.
National Institute of Mental Health. Depression. NIMH. 2007. http://www.nimh.nih.gov
A detailed booklet that describes Depression symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping
If you are interested in learning more about Vietnamese American foods, and culture in general, you may want to explore these resources:
This website provides information support to parents dealing with various issues such as nutrition, health and safety. It promotes child health and development. There are pages for parents, kids and teens.
Promoting Good Health Through Diet & Lifestyle http://nature.berkeley.edu/departments/nut/extension/vietnamese.health/ This website provides information on Vietnamese food and diet changes that promote healthy living.
Viet World Kitchen: Serving information on Vietnamese food and cooking
This website provides recipes on popular Vietnamese dishes from Vietnamese culinary artist, Andrea Nguyen. Read her blogs, tips on buying Vietnamese food ingredients, or browse her bookshelf of Vietnamese cook books.
2000 CDC growth charts: United States
Additional Links: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/about/major/nhanes/growthcharts/clinical_charts.htm Reference material to the Centers for Disease Control variety of growth charts.
MyPyramid offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan and assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
Bright Futures for WIC Nutrition Services
This online document provides a comprehensive resource tool for providers working with families and young children on nutrition.
Food and Nutrition Information Center:
This website is a created by the United States Department of Agriculture. The information listed in the Food and Nutrition Information Center provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
USDA Nutrient Database:
This website serves as a database of information on ingredients and nutritional values.
Viet Family Health website
This is our project website, offering interactive learning tools for health care and service providers to the Vietnamese populations in the United States.
Vietnamese Cultural Profile http://ethnomed.org/ethnomed/cultures/vietnamese/vietnamese_cp.html This provides a cultural profile of the Vietnamese directed toward health care providers. Everything one would want to know about Vietnamese history, culture, family and health.
Boston Healing Landscapes http://www.bu.edu/bhlp/ The Boston Healing Landscape Project, located in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has since 2001 been examining how the therapeutic landscape of the U.S. has changed in corresponding ways. This richly textured world of healing represents the new face of culturally and religiously grounded complementary and alternative medicine in America.
Refugee and Immigrant Health-Vietnamese
Rasbridge, Lance. “Vietnamese.” 2006. Refugee & Immigrant Health . 27 April 2009. http://bearspace.baylor.edu/Charles_Kemp/www/vietnamese_health.htm
A Multicultural Thanksgiving: Tet Trung Thu
Wong, Bet K. “A Multicultural Thanksgiving: Tet Trung Thu.” 1997-2002. The Family Culture. 25 June 2009. http://www.familyculture.com/holidays/tettrungthu.htm.
Hai Ba Trung
Pryor, Mike. “ Hai Ba Trung.” 2000. Kings College History Department. 25 June 2009. http://departments.kings.edu/womens_history/htrung.html.
Lam, Andrew. Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Disphoria. Berkeley: Heyday Publishers. 2005.
Pham, Andrew X. Catfish and Mandala: A Two Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam. New York: Picador. 2005.
Pham, Andrew X. The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars. New York: Harmony Books. 2008
Duong, Uyen Nicole. Daughters of the River Huong. Fairfax: Ravensyard Publishing. 2005.
Zhou, Min and Carl L. Bankston III. Growing Up American: How Vietnamese Children Adapt to Life in the United States. New York: Russell Sage Foundation: 1998.
Refugees as Immigrants: Cambodians, Laotians, and Vietnamese in America, edited by David Haines. Totowa: Rowman & Littlefield, 1989.
Rutledge, Paul. The Vietnamese Experience in America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.
Southeast Asian-American Communities, edited by Kali Tal. Woodbridge, Connecticut: Viet Nam Generation, 1992.