COVID-19 Webinar Series

Let's Talk: Supporting Asian and Asian American Students Through COVID-19

Information and registration

We are excited to announce a new COVID-19 educational webinar series focused on supporting the emotional well-being of Asian and Asian American students, in collaboration with the MGH Institute of Health Professions (IHP) and the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s “Let’s Talk!” Conference.

 

Each webinar has a slightly different target audience, including Asian American students, international students, parents, schools, community members, and other stakeholders.

 

This webinar series is free and open to all who are interested. For security purposes, separate registration for each webinar is required.

For questions, please contact us at: info@mghstudentwellness.org. You can view all recordings of past webinars here.

Webinar #1: Anti-Asian Racism during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tues, April 21

5:00-6:15pm EDT

Please note: This webinar has already passed. Recordings can be found here.

This webinar discussion is focused on Anti-Asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic. The target audience is: Asian American students, families, and community members, though attendance is open to all who are interested. The session will feature  social justice educators, youth workers, community organizers, and academics.

Speakers

  • Michael Liu, Ph.D., social justice author, historian, and activist

  • Carolyn Chou, A.B., Executive Director, Asian American Resource Workshop

  • Arshad Ali, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, George Washington University

  • Taharee A. Jackson, Ph.D., Expert Consultant and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program Manager, the National Defense University

Webinar #2: Living through a pandemic: understanding, coping, and finding meaning

Wed, April 29

7:00-8:15pm EDT

Please note: This webinar has already passed. Recordings can be found here.

In this webinar, professionals with experience in education and cross-cultural mental health will provide an overview of common stressors affecting high school and college students and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially Asian American and international students. They will also share helpful coping strategies that can be utilized by students, parents, educators, and institutions to promote mental health and resilience.

Speakers

  • Justin Chen, MD, MPH; Executive Director, MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

  • Ying Wang, MD; Owner, Bucks Psychiatry, an integrative psychiatric care clinic in Pennsylvania; Columnist, Letters To Strangers

  • Nora Yasumura, MSW; Class Dean at the Hotchkiss School, Diversity Consultant, and former Pan Asian Advisor at Dartmouth College

Webinar #3: Predictable Parenting for Unpredictable Times: Promoting the Success and Wellbeing of Asian and Asian American Students through COVID-19

Please note: This webinar has already passed. Recordings can be found here.

How is COVID-19 impacting student mental health and well-being, and how can parents promote the success and resilience of children and teens under such unusual and uncertain circumstances? During this webinar, professionals with experience in education, child and adolescent development, and mental health will discuss parenting practices and tools that can help to support the well-being of Asian and Asian American students through these unpredictable times. This session is appropriate for parents of school-age children, middle/high school students, and college students.

 

Speakers

  • Juliana H. Chen, MD; Associate Director, MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness; Instructor, Harvard Medical School

  • Josephine M. Kim, PhD; Faculty, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • John Lee, LICSW; Upper School Counselor, Milton Academy

  • Catherine Vuky, PhD; Assistant Professor, William James College; Clinical Supervisor;  South Cove Community Health Center

Webinar #4: The Challenges International Students Face During COVID-19 and How Parents Can Be Supportive (Mandarin session)
疫情下留学生们正在经历什么?父母该如何支持帮助他们? (中文专场)

Please note: This webinar has already passed. Recordings can be found here.

The first half of this webinar will be led by two experts in the fields of college admission and college counseling who will discuss some of the challenges and uncertainties students have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic, and describe how U.S. higher education institutions have responded to these situations in order to better support students and families. The second half of the webinar will feature two experts in the field of mental health, one working at a university and the other working closely with Chinese international students and their families in her private practice. They will discuss some of the mental health issues many Chinese students and families have experienced due to communication barriers, quarantine, and anti-Asian racism, as well as strategies on how to address these challenges. This webinar will be delivered in Mandarin.
 

Speakers

  • Percy Jiang, Co-Director of College Counseling at Keystone Academy, Co-Founder of China Institute of College Admission Counseling

  • Xiaofeng Wan, Associate Dean of Admission, Coordinator of International Recruitment at Amherst College

  • Weiyang Xie, Ph.D, Staff Psychologist, University of Notre Dame,University of Notre Dame, WeChat “WeiyangEdPsy”

  • Yi Yang, Ph.D, Psychologist, WeChat "haizichuguohou," Clinical Committee Director, MGH CCCSEW


标题:疫情下留学生们正在经历什么?父母该如何支持帮助ta们?(中文专场)

内容简要:
本次线上讲座的前半部分,我们分别邀请了一位高中资深升学指导主任和美国顶级文理学院国际招生官来分享讨论,在新冠病毒影响下,国内外留学生面临的不确定性和挑战,以及美国大学对此作出的不同政策调整。活动的下半部分,我们邀请了两位心理健康专家从美国大学校园生活及中国留学生家庭两个不同角度出发,为国内外留学生及其家人,提供正确应对病毒危机期间由沟通障碍、自我隔离,及种族歧视造成的焦虑和抑郁的策略和做法。本场活动将全程使用中文。


讲座嘉宾:

 

  • 蒋小波老师, 北京鼎石学校大学升学辅导办公室联合总监,中国海外大学招生和升学辅导专业组织-升学指导研究中心(China ICAC)联合创始人

  • 万晓峰老师,阿默斯特学院招生录取办公室副主任,国际招生录取主任

  • 谢维扬老师,Ph.D,美国执照心理学家,美国印第安纳州圣母大学的高级心理咨询师,微信公众号 “维扬博士聊心理”

  • 杨意老师, Ph.D,美国临床心理专家,微信公众号 “孩子出国后”, 哈佛大学教学医院麻省总医院跨文化学生情绪健康中心临床委员会主席

 

时间: 2020年5月10日北京时间上午9点-10点30分

Webinar #5: Understanding and Supporting Asian International Students during COVID-19

Please note: This webinar has already passed. Recordings can be found here.

In this webinar, we invite professionals, educators and mental health experts to come together to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on international students. Professionals will provide a holistic view of the challenges that international students are facing and ways to support them, institution policies, and best practices. The webinar will provide concrete takeaways and tips to students, parents, and professionals to support international students during this unprecedented time.

The target audience includes international students from high schools, universities (both undergraduate and graduate), parents, and professionals who work closely with this population.

Sp
eakers:

  • Jang-Eun Cho, M.D., Child and Adolescent Psychiatris

  • Andrea Le, Program Coordinator, Office of Student Affairs, Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • Marina Lee, Founder of Cogita Education Initiatives, Chair of Independent Education Consultants Association Global Committee

  • Szu-Hui Lee, Ph.D, ABPP. Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, Phillips Exeter Academy

  • Yi Yang, PhD, Psychologist, WeChat "haizichuguohou," Clinical Committee Director, MGH CCCSEW


Moderator:

  • Xiaoqiao Zhang, Doctoral Candidate, Director for International Outreach, MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness

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