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Boat People SOS in collaboration with George Mason University Center for the Advancement of Public Health presents the first-ever National Conference of Vietnamese Trauma Survivors and Seniors - former allies of the United States left behind at the end of the Vietnam War!

Held at George Mason University’s Johnson Center from May 24-26, 2007, this conference will unite Vietnamese trauma survivors and seniors from all over the country to promote access to health, mental health, and support services. With the support of scholars, issue experts, and service providers, Vietnamese trauma survivors and seniors will identify their own needs and develop a joint action plan to address those needs.

The conference will also offer training to caregivers, mental health professionals, social service providers, government officials, and representatives of community-based and faith-based organizations on cultural competency and best practices.

Be a part of this exciting 3-day event to benefit from the many workshops and CEU credits offered! Spaces are limited, so please contact us to make reservations.

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UPDATES & Other Info:

  • Scholarships and Stipends are now available!  An anonymous donor has made available 50 Scholarships in the amount of $250 each for seniors and 50 stipends in the amount of $200 each for Service Providers.  If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please send in a completed Registration Form and write, "I would like to apply for the Scholarship" or "I would like to apply for the Stipend" at the bottom of the page and mail it to the address provided on the registration form.  Once we receive your application, we will contact you either by phone or postal mail to let you know that your request has been approved.  Remember, we only have a LIMITED number of scholarships and stipends available on a "first come first serve basis!"
  • Join us at our Dinner Banquet on Thursday evening, May 24th, to honor "The Champions of Vietnamese Re-Education Camp Survivors!" Use our Registration Form to purchase tickets.
  • Entertainment:  Musical Performance Program. NEW! Order tickets for the May 26th Vietnamese-American Cultural Odyssey Musical Performance Program online at: Tickets are selling fast so hurry and get yours!
  • Vendor and Information Booth opportunity now available!
  • Like what we're doing? You can help us make it even better. Consider being a Conference Sponsor
  • Check out Local Area Attractions while you're in town!


Boat People S.O.S.
6066 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100 | Falls Church, Virginia 22041
Phone: 703-538-2190 | Fax: 703-538-2191
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