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Giving back to community

One of the key components of ABCD Therapy & Consulting, LLC is to ensure that community is part of our work and that we give back to community. That happens in a variety of different ways including through academic research, policy advocacy, and established scholarship opportunities for mental health education for folks with lived refugee experience. We move most of our profits in Iowa directly into education and Ethnic Community Based Organisations (ECBOs) to support both individual and community growth and wellbeing. 

If you are looking to support Iowa ECBOs, we recommend these non-profits who do incredible work

AIRTS    https://www.airts.org/

Bhutanese Community of Iowa        http://www.bhutaniowa.org/

Current and Past Projects 

Current

Scholarship

ABCD Therapy provides an annual scholarship to cover tuition for students with lived refugee experience attending the University of Iowa School of Social Work. The goal is to support folks who are eager to become clinical social workers as they join the community of providers across the nation who can provide culturally and linguistically relevant care to refugee and immigrant clients.

More information can be found on this page: https://socialwork.uiowa.edu/graduate/funding

Current

Advocacy

ABCD Therapy engages in grassroots policy advocacy to address issues facing family, communities and marginalized populations today. We focus on improved health and mental health coverage by Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance companies; increased assistance for refugee and immigrant families; childcare access for single parents working outside the home; immigration reform that prioritizes family health and mental health. 

Want help with your agency's policy advocacy? Call us! We provide trainings in policy advocacy. 

Current

Research projects

IN PROGRESS:

The burden of the middle generation: Bhutanese families, caring for grandparents and children.

Tigrinya single mothers, lack of child care access and financial strain

Bhutanese Needs Assessment: Community needs, asks and gaps when working with mainstream service agencies

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