Addressing Stress and Psychosocial Issues of Women Migrant Domestic Workers: AN INTERVENTION FRAMEWORK
In August 2009, Action for Health Initiatives (ACHIEVE), Inc., in partnership with the Vrije Universiteit Medical Center Metamedica / Health Care and Culture (VUMC-MHCC) in the Netherlands, began the conduct of an action research on mental health issues of women migrant workers. The study is a pioneering effort to further enrich our knowledge on the psycho-social dimensions of overseas domestic work. Through the use of quantitative and qualitative research techniques, the study team looked into the stressors affecting women migrant domestic workers, the manifestations of stress and its impacts on their personal, interpersonal, family and economic life. The recommendations generated by this study are envisaged to strengthen current policies, programs and services to promote the psychosocial well-being of our migrant domestic workers and their families.
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