Yda Smith; Karen Youth Transitions: Traditional Dance as a Vehicle for Identity Construction and Social Engagement. Am J Occup Ther 2018;72(4_Supplement_1):7211505094p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2018.72S1-PO3009.
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Date Presented 4/19/2018
This study of Karen youth from Burma who participated in traditional dance in the United States demonstrates the role occupational therapy practitioners can play in supporting identity construction through facilitation of culturally important occupations that enhance a sense of belonging and purpose.
Primary Author and Speaker: Yda Smith
Contributing Authors: Ellen Bromberg
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