The Need for Culturally Relevant, Family-based Substance Use Prevention Interventions for Rural Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Youth

Zoom

This workshop is presented in partnership with Papa Ola Lōkahi and the AANHPI ‘Ohana Center of Excellence. Substance use initiation often occurs during adolescence, and early initiation is commonly associated with problematic substance use, such as substance use disorders. National and local public health data consistently demonstrate that Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) youth have […]

Burmese History, Cultural, and Mental Health Support

Zoom

For several decades dating back to the 1940s to present-day Burma has been suffering numerous conflicts such as wars and coups within the country causing uprising tension and problems for the people young and old fearing for safety, not being able to live flourishing lives whether it's obtaining everyday resources, bringing in a good amount […]

Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Pre-Application Training

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Join us for an ANA Pre-Application Training across the Pacific! Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs) are coming soon! ANA will offer up to $1.5 million in grants to fund three- to five-year projects addressing social and economic development; cultural preservation and perpetuation; Native language immersion, preservation and maintenance, and more. […]

Problem Gambling: A Hidden Addiction among Asian American Communities

Zoom

Gambling encompasses diverse cultural practices and modern forms like casino gambling. In the Asian American community, factors like cultural acceptance and targeted marketing contribute to its prevalence. Problem gambling, as defined by DSM-5, affects individuals despite adverse consequences, with neuroscience revealing addictive pathways similar to substance use disorders. Treatment options include behavioral therapies, cognitive interventions, […]

Navigating Boundaries and Empathy with Patients from a Similar Race/Ethnicity

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WHAT: Join us through improvisation and acting together in a virtual skit, “Navigating Boundaries and Empathy with Patients from a similar race/ethnicity," followed by an interactive discussion with our panelists on addressing these scenarios. WHO: Healthcare professional trainees interested in AAPI mental health, cultural differences in the clinical setting, or theater! WHEN: 3/11/24 at 7-8:30 […]

Piecing The Puzzle of AANHPI Mental Health: A Community Analysis of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Mental Health Experiences in California

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Research continues to suggest that Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) have some of the lowest rates of using mental health services compared to other groups — even amid histories of discrimination and rising fears of hate crimes in recent years. What keeps more AANHPIs from seeking mental health care? Is it because […]

Kealaokekoa, A Cultural Journey of Rediscovery and Self-Reliance for SUD Treatment

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The ongoing project of colonial imperialism is dependent upon renouncing individual cultural and ethnic identity in favor of a monolithic belief in the US republic. As a nation with a history of violence and oppression against people of color, and the displacement and removal of Native peoples, it remains imperative for the US to retain […]

Novel Digital Interactive Theater-based Intervention to Promote Empathy, Mental, and Emotional Wellbeing Among AANHPI Communities

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Yale Compassionate Home, Action Together (CHATogether) is a novel community-based digital program that promotes empathy and emotional wellness through interactive theater (Song J, 2022). Using interactive theater adopted from the Theater of Oppressed, we aim to promote empathy and communication skills among AANHPI children, adolescents, and families. Components of the Yale CHATogether program will be […]

Severe Mental Illness and Dismantling Mental Health Barriers: Culturally Responsive Strategies for Supporting Asian Americans

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This workshop will present a detailed description of severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia spectrum disorders and review their impact and current findings among Asian American individuals and families. An in-depth discussion of prevalent barriers to mental healthcare among Asian American communities will be provided, such as mental health stigma and misinformation. Prevailing myths and […]

Culturally Adapted Depression Assessment for Chinese Americans: How to Reduce Mental Health Disparities and Improve Access to Care

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The workshop will cover culturally based symptom expressions for depression, including psychological, somatic, and interpersonal symptoms, used by Chinese American adolescents, adults, and older adults and how healthcare and community providers can better detect depression and engage clients with mental health care. The workshop showcases educational videos and symptom checklists developed by the San Francisco […]

Open Dialogue on LGBT and Pacific Islander Mental Health: Lived Experiences of a Veteran  

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Come join in on the next webinar in the 'Ohana Center of Excellence web series focused on the intersection of LGBT Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander mental health. K Mataōtama Strohl (they/them) will be sharing their lived experiences at the intersection of being a Black, Sāmoan, Queer, Transgender, and disabled veteran with ADHD, […]

Addressing Racial Trauma among Asian American Men through Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) – Part II

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This two-part workshop series aims to address the critical but neglected issue of race-based trauma among Asian American men particularly of East Asian origin such as Korea, Japan, and China. It will suggest some practical strategies to promote wellness and empowerment using the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is a non-pathologizing approach […]