Let’s Talk! 2021 Professionals Conference
The Let’s Talk Professionals Conference is an intentional space for professionals — including educators, mental health clinicians, and other key stakeholders and professionals working in school and community settings — to explore ways of promoting the success and emotional well-being of Asian, Asian-American, and Asian international students in K-12 schools, higher education, and in the community. Let’s Talk! specifically highlights intergenerational experiences with cultural identity and mental health, and the conference provides a unique learning opportunity for professionals to better understand the specific circumstances, stressors, and mental health needs of Asian, Asian-American, and Asian international students, all within a cultural context, and this year including a focus on the impacts of COVID-19 and anti-Asian racism on the mental health of Asian youth.
The conference will include a range of speakers, including clinicians, researchers, and educators, all of whom work in various ways to support Asian, Asian-American, and/or Asian international students. In addition, conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear from students who will share first-person accounts of their experiences as Asian, Asian-American or international students, and offer their perspectives on how professionals can better support students like themselves. The Let’s Talk Professionals Conference has the added features of being organized and led by Asian and Asian-American educators, clinicians, and graduate students, with an associated year-long virtual conference for Asian/Asian American students and parents.
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This course is intended for counselors, educators, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and other health and education professionals who provide direct clinical care and/or educational/emotional support to Asian, Asian American, and/or Asian international students across educational levels (K-12, college, graduate).
- Describe the term “model minority” and be able to describe the range of students included in the terms “Asian” and “Asian American.”
- Discuss how cultural values and expectations and issues related to bicultural identify (and other cultural identifications) may impact Asian and Asian-American students’ sense of self.
- Identify how various cultural factors and stressors, including stressors related to anti-Asian racism and COVID-19, impact emotional wellness and mental health among Asian and Asian-American students
- Identify additional mental health stressors unique to each of the following, including Asian-American refugee, immigrant, and international student populations.
- Discuss at least three barriers that prevent students from Asian backgrounds from seeking mental health treatment.
- Discuss possible cultural strengths and protective factors among Asian and Asian-American students, including at home and/or in their larger community.
- Describe at least one strategy to better support and help promote emotional wellness among students from Asian backgrounds.
- Compile ideas for improved outreach, education, and/or intervention for Asian and/or Asian-American students to better support their emotional wellness.
Optional Events are not for CME credit
7:30-8:50 PM Educators/School Panel Presentations & Discussion
Justin Chen MD, MPH
Chris Hahm, PhD LCSW
Jang Cho, MD
Catherine Vuky, PhD
Jean Wu, PhD
Vinodini Murugesan, MA
Maggie Shih, LICSW MEd
Anping Shen, EdD
Nora Yasumura, MSW
- 6.00 Social Workers
The Collaborative of NASW, Boston College, and Simmons College Schools of Social Work authorizes social work continuing education credits for courses, workshops, and educational programs that meet the criteria outlined in 258 CMR of the Massachusetts Board of Registration of Social Workers
This program has been approved for 6.00 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. Collaborative of NASW and the Boston College and Simmons Schools of Social Work Authorization Number D90368
- 6.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 6.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 6.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.