Understanding Cultural Differences within Asian Immigrant Families: Including Asian Immigrant Teenagers

Date(s) - Thursday, July 22nd, 2021
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

In collaboration with OMHSAS, PA Care Partnership is providing a webinar series starting on December 3, 2020, and going through the summer of 2021.

Our community-based expert panelists will discuss intergenerational differences and cultural challenges in serving the Asian American population of various generational statuses in this panel. The panel comprises community experts of East and Southeastern Asian descent, including Chinese, Cambodian, and Filipino Americans. They will address the mental health needs of Asian immigrants across different generations, nationalities, and ethnic groups by focusing on topics such as bi-cultural stressors of collectivist and individualist family structures, minority stress theory, and the tensions and resilience found in the healing journey of AAPI mental health practices.

Current dynamics of anti-Asian hate have created mental health issues among Asian Americans, such as race-based violence and the intergenerational transmission of trauma. These issues will be discussed along with best practices of serving the Asian American population. Panelists will also share their experiences as refugees and immigrants navigating complex systems for maintaining individual and community wellness and provide insights for youth and young adults who are currently in similar situations. We will also discuss detention and deportation affecting community mental wellness, which faced increasing stressors during the pandemic.

The session aims to celebrate the unique experiences of the diverse Asian Community in striving for mental and behavioral well-being in honor of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.

Register HERE.