HeaderImage

HISTORY

The Collaborative Refugee and Immigrant Information Center, created under the direction of the Center for Cultural Dynamics, was a regional referral and information database intended to assist people working with refugees and immigrants in the Rocky Mountain region. Begun in 1992, it was the area's first computer bulletin board for service providers and those conducting mental health- and human rights-specific refugee and immigrant research. The database was divided into two areas, the first being a compilation of bibliographic citations on a variety of topics within the larger framework of refugee and immigrant mental health. CRIIC also had an extensive hard-copy library which contained copies of many of the works listed in the computer. The second area was a listing of service providers in the Rocky Mountain region and included such pertinent information as addresses, as well as key contacts and specific ethnic groups on which a provider may concentrate.


In conjunction with the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at the University of Denver, CCD established this homepage for refugee mental health and human rights in January of 1997. This web site evolved from the earlier CRIIC program, allowing the information formerly limited to one computer to be accessible through the internet. As before, one can obtain abstracts and bibliographies produced by those at the University of Denver and other scholars, as well as the addresses and phone numbers of key service providers in the Rocky Mountain region. In addition, the former CRIIC library is still available for those seeking hard copies of many of the bibliographic citations. All of the entries to our homepage are from sources published within the last ten years.  Through this venue one also can access information on a variety of regional service programs, such as the Rocky Mountain Survivors Center.

Service providers, students, faculty, and funders are encouraged to explore our homepage; we thank all of you for your ongoing interest and support. Please contact Peter Van Arsdale, Board Chair of the Center for Cultural Dynamics and Senior Lecturer at D.U.'s Graduate School of International Studies, with any questions or suggestions you may have at pvanarsd@du.edu

Thanks are expressed to Rhonda Stanton for her work on updating and improving this system!

Thanks are expressed to Saheli Datta for her work on updating and improving this system!

Thanks are expressed to Marie Ott for her work on updating and improving this system!

Thanks are expressed to Heather Yocum for her work on updating and improving this system!

 

 

 

Home | History | Abstracts | Mental Health | Resources | References | Service Matrix | Humanitarian Briefs
University of Denver | Josef Korbel School of International Studies

© 2011 University of Denver. All Rights Reserved. Privacy. The University of Denver is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution.

Direct Edit