WAVES program updates : Nursing Student peer to peer mentoring program

WAVES program updates : Nursing Student peer to peer mentoring program

General, Mental Health
As part of Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar sponsored Peer to Peer mentoring pilot project to promote mental health among Nursing students at North Carolina Central University NCCU  , a Historically Black Colleges and Universities HBCUs ,  WAVES project director Lily Chen and two NCCU and Indiana University nursing faculty members were trained as Mental Health First Aid Instructors Jan 4-6. On Feb 27, they conducted the 8 hour in person MHFA training to 6 NCCU nursing students peer group facilitators and a faculty advisor . Congratulations to the first group of Certified Mental First Aiders . Training for Chinese community members will start in late Spring . For more information about MHFA , please visit www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org
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讲座信息|如何跟亚裔青少年沟通新冠疫情所带来的歧视

讲座信息|如何跟亚裔青少年沟通新冠疫情所带来的歧视

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Original UCA 北美新视界2/24收录于话题#反对针对亚裔的仇恨11#青少年精神健康9 活动焦点 由波士顿大学、波士顿布列根妇女医院、麻省总医院、UCA、威廉吉姆斯学院联合组织的网上青少年心理健康讲座,将于2月28日东部时间傍晚7--8:15点举行。 会议主题 如何跟亚裔青少年谈论新冠疫情而导致的对亚裔的歧视;种族歧视和各种不平等现象对亚裔少年精神上的负面影响;父母在情感上对孩子给予支持的至关重要性;以及具体如何跟孩子在家里谈论亚裔歧视现象;当孩子在学校遇到了这种情况,家长如何应对。 注册方式 扫码: 为什么重要 刚刚过去的农历新年前后,在美国多个城市发生了多起袭击亚裔尤其是老年人的事件。与此同时,美国很多中小学开始返校学习的工作。亚裔家长尤其是中国家长在这种情况下,非常担心亚裔孩子在学校会受到各种歧视甚至遭遇校园欺凌事件。 深度阅读 2月18日,美国全国广播公司(NBC)的网站发布了一则题为“在各种袭击事件中,学校校长担心亚裔学生的返校问题”。这篇文章采访了几位纽约市的学校校长,聆听了他们在这方面的担忧。 文中所采访的校长称,因为过度担忧目前爆出的多起亚裔被袭击的事件,很多家长不敢送孩子到校学习。 文章还指出,一个收集美国全国性亚裔袭击事件的平台 Stop AAPI Hate,仅仅在去年大流行期间的五个月内,就在全国范围内收集了近2,800份仇恨事件报告。最近的农历新年前后,美国各地唐人街的亚裔老年人成为街头抢劫,入室行窃和袭击的目标。不久前,一位84岁的亚裔老人在旧金山被人推倒在地,几天之后,老人因伤而去世。 文章中受采访的纽约校长还说,许多(纽约)家庭已经受到骚扰,这使得对这方面的恐惧变得更加真实。这位校长说,“一位妈妈说,她带女儿坐地铁去学校上学。有人对她说:‘你为什么要带孩子坐地铁?为什么不把他们留在家里呢?’他们“指责她不仅危害她的孩子,而且就因为她们是亚洲人,因此让整列火车上的人都处于危险之中” 。 这篇文章采访的专家说,随着越来越多的地方开始返校,学校内因疫情而引发的可能发生的欺凌行为也成为家长关注的问题。事实上,在大流行之前,亚裔美国儿童已经遭受了不成比例的欺凌。例如,对第一代和第二代华裔学生的一项研究表明,他们经常因其学习能力,移民身份和语言障碍而受到骚扰。研究还发现,亚裔美国人由于身体特征而被欺负。 这篇文章的受访者指出,随着学校渐渐回归正常,与病毒有关的种族主义歧视可能会加剧以前就存在的这方面的问题。 MD MPH Justin Chen 医学博士 麻州总医院(MGH)跨文化学生青学健康中心的执行主任、麻州总医院动态精神服务中心的医务主任。他还致力于教学和辅导,是哈佛医学院(HMS)助理教授、精神病专业的医学教育的联合主任(co-director)。他在美国各地为家庭、临床医生和教育工作者提供了多次讲座和培训,以促进多样化背景学生的心理健康。 PhD, LCSW Hyeouk Chris Hahm 博士 波士顿大学社会工作学院的副教授兼社会研究系主任。她在理论驱动和方法方面做了严谨的研究,以改善亚裔美国妇女和年轻人的生活。她的研究得到了美国国立卫生研究院(NIH),美国国家科学基金会(NSF)和哈佛大学的资助。 PhD Cindy H. Liu 博士 哈佛医学院的助理教授,布莱根妇女医院儿科新生儿医学和精神病学学科“成长风险和文化适应力”项目的计划主任。她的研究领域包括社会心理压力的测量和机制,社会情感发展中的文化差异,以及减少心理健康差异的成长和文化干预措施。 PhD Catherine Vuky 博士 威廉·詹姆斯学院的助理教授兼亚洲心理健康计划主任。她也是南湾社区卫生中心的临床心理学家和临床主管。在过去的20年中,她在社区卫生中心为移民和难民儿童及家庭服务,具有特殊的这类专业知识。
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UCA IL In NCTV17 Spotlight

UCA IL In NCTV17 Spotlight

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From NCTV 17, https://www.nctv17.com/spotlight/united-chinese-americans/ United Chinese Americans UCA Illinois Chapter is the first chapter of UCA, a nationwide nonprofit and nonpartisan federation and a community civic movement, inspired and dedicated to enriching and empowering Chinese American communities through civic engagement, political participation, heritage sharing, and youth development. UCA has 10 chapters and 40 community partners nation wide. UCA IL is a completely volunteer run organization consisting of the most passionate and beautiful members who are determined to make our world a better place by serving our community. For the past three years, UCA has worked with Chinese American community with thousands of community members. One of the most urgent issues expressed by parents and community members is youth mental health. This concern is validated by observed students experiences and behaviors. Due to cultural…
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UCA’s Work Featured in Atlanta Journal-Constitution After Atlanta Shooting

UCA’s Work Featured in Atlanta Journal-Constitution After Atlanta Shooting

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Today, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a highly esteemed American newspaper, published an article by our UCA member Lily Chen (陈健). In the article, Lily introduces her life and work as a U.S. citizen and community member, and denounces the current acts of hate and violence towards Asians. Thank you and congratulations to Chen Jian and other members for speaking out for our Asian community! Many other members of our UCA community are also actively writing their testimonials and contributing articles to local newspapers. In case you are interested: the “Letters to the Editor” (“Letters to the Editor”) and “Op Ed” ​​(“Reader Comments”) of American newspapers are reserved pages. These two columns are places for readers to comment on current affairs and express their opinions, and they are a good platform for…
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UCA Illinois Senior Health Insurance SHIP Activities

UCA Illinois Senior Health Insurance SHIP Activities

General, Mental Health
Latest Event 2021 2-18  Public Release: UCA Chicago SHIP Site Work in Last Open Enrollment Period October 2020 – February 2021 for Medicare-Medicaid 2021 UCA IL SHIP Counselors – Dr. Meijan Linda Yu, Sandy Hui, Chengya Shih A.   Webinars – Over 200 people in attendance.  Many follow-up Q&As 1)     2020 11-14 Webinar to Naperville Women’s Club Webinar Presented “Medicare 的東南西北 Presenters: Dr. Meijan Linda Yu and Chengya Shih Results: Well received with many compliments; the largest audience NWC ever had. 2)     2020 12-2 to Taiwan’s華府台灣同鄉會 Webinar Presenter: Chengya Shih Results: Well appreciated 3)     2020 12-4 to Taiwan’s中山女中和師大校友會 (100 participants) Presenter: Chengya Shih Results: Well presented and many had follow-up inquires B.   Individual Assistance – 3 SHIP Counselors to over 30 people 4)…
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WAVES – UCA Youth Mental Health Collaborative

WAVES – UCA Youth Mental Health Collaborative

General, Mental Health
WAVES - UCA Youth Mental Health Collaborative Wellness. Advocacy. Voices. Education. Support Vision A Supportive and Engaging Community that Fosters Healthy and Holistic Development of Our Youths Mission Raise Awareness of Cultural Identity and Mental Health Challenges Young Asian Americans Face due to familial, cultural, and societal factors Develop Community Support and Resources for Youth Mental Health Promote Cultural Sensitivity to Psychological Well-Being and Responses Encourage Civic Engagement in Public Policies to Address Mental Health Issues
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Webinar Report: Meet & Greet with Clinical Scholars

Webinar Report: Meet & Greet with Clinical Scholars

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On November 12, 2020, United Chinese Americans (UCA) organized a "Meet and Greet Clinical Scholar" webinar with 268 participants representing 31 states and four countries (Canada, China, Korea, and Singapore). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) "Clinical Scholar Fellows" Justin Chen, Juliana Chen, Weiyang Xie, and (Lily) Jian Chen shared their work on mental health including their personal and professional journeys, the "Clinical Scholar" leadership development program, and the project description. UCA leadership and the community showed strong support and enthusiasm for the RWJF fellows and their work. For more information about the project, please visit https://clinicalscholarsnli.org/projects/breaking-silences-in-the-model-minority-a-national-intervention-to-increase-mental-health-awareness-and-decrease-stigma-in-asian-immigrant-families/ The webinar recordings can be found here: (coming soon) 
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How to help our children who are suffering from mental illness and promote emotional wellness?

How to help our children who are suffering from mental illness and promote emotional wellness?

Feature, General, Mental Health, Mental Health Knowledge
    On November 15, 2020, United Chinese Americans (UCA), Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities, Chinese American Friendship Association of North Carolina, Chinese Healline New Media, Chinese Association of West Michigan, and Chinese Triagle church leaders co-organized a mental health webinar, "How to help our children who are suffering from mental illness and promote emotional wellness." 606 participants from 37 states and international regions attended the webinar, which was conducted in Mandarin Chinese. The event featured a strong lineup of speakers and panelists including: licensed psychologist Rev & Dr. Serena Lin; psychiatrist Dr. Jackson Chiu; parent and advocate Ms. Elaine Peng; and youth ambassadors Tim He and Alice Cai.  The webinar was moderated by Ms. Lily Chen (NCCU nursing faculty member) and Prof. Pao-Hwa Lin (Duke Medical School faculty…
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