Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab


Dr. Cixin Wang participated in UMD's College of Education Terrapin EdTalk. Please give this a watch!

Dr. Wang and her team were invited by AALEAD to give a parenting workshop at Bauer Community Center in Montgomery County on how to support youth EQ. They also provided a workshop for youth on emotional regulation. There are two more sessions left if you are interested in joining - 4/6 and 4/20! Please see the flyer attached for the registration links/additional information.

AALEAD Saturday Workshops
Poster Presentation at APA 2023
Janisa Hui (fourth year!) presenting alongside Dr. Cheah (Dr. Wang's Co-PI) at APA 2023 in Washington, D.C. on AA socialization of coping during COVID-19
SP Doctoral Student
Mazneen Havewala (fifth year!) presenting on the effectiveness of YMHFA for AA at APA 2023 in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Yeram Cheong and colleagues presented a poster on Parents’ Civic Socialization and Chinese American Adolescents’ Civic Engagement during COVID-19 at SRCD in March 2023. 

SRCD poster


Positive Psychology Traits, Victimization & Bullying in Chinese Elementary School Students.pdf
bullying presentation

Third year, Diksha Bali, presented at NASP 2023 on positive psychology traits, victimization, and bullying in Chinese. Click the link above to view all slides! 

Graduate Student Experiences and Challenges with Cross-Cultural Supervision.pdf
NASP presentation

Third years, Diksha Bali and Janisa Hui, presented at NASP 2023 on graduate student experiences with cross-cultural supervision. Click the link above to view all slides! 

Past and current UMD SP students at NASP 2023 - gathering to have thoughtful conversations around graduate student experiences of cross-cultural supervision!

Lab members at NASP
discussion at NASP

Yuqing Lei and Jiangyue Li presenting their posters related to coping and adjustment during COVID-19 at NASP 2023 in Denver, CO! 

Student Presenting at NASP
Student Presenting at NASP

Some photos of Ami Patel (second-year) presenting her posters at APA's Convention back in August!

Poster Presentation at APA
Poster Presentation at APA
COE Research Symposium
Ami presented on a poster related to factors predicting cyberbullying positive bystander behavior at the College of Education (COE) Graduate Student Research Symposium on April 1, 2022. She will be presenting this same poster at APA!
Ami and Dr. Wang at COE
Dr. Wang and Ami at the COE Graduate Student Research Symposium. A big thanks to Dr. Wang for coming out to support Ami!

Check out a talk Dr. Wang did on How to Support Youth Mental Health during COVID-19. An important topic to discuss during an important time in the world! Please note: This talk is done in Chinese

Mazneen Havewala (3rd year) and Diksha Bali (2nd year) seen presenting on the effects of virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) for Asian American parents and adults at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Convention in Boston, MA. Mazneen also presented a poster on Student Engagement Strategies during Hybrid Learning. You can check out that poster below. Wonderful job, ladies!

NASP Presentation

NASP Presentation in Boston, MA
NASP Presentation in Boston, MA #2
NASP Presentation in Boston, MA #3

Supported by a grant from NSF, Dr. Cixin Wang and Dr. Charissa Cheah have been studying the experiences of Chinese families in the United States and how to help children and parents cope with discrimination during COVID-19. Their paper has been published in Pediatrics.

Parental Ethnic-Racial Socialization

APA 2021 Parental Ethnic-Racial Socialization
Relationships Between Factors in China

Relationships Between SC, PV, and Psychosocial Adjustment in China

Ethnic Racial Socialization Flyer

Dr. Wang and Dr. Jia Liu are studying how Chinese American mothers talk to their children about race and ethnicity. Research demonstrates the importance of cultural socialization and preparation for bias in preparing young children to enter school settings, these parenting practices are relatively rare among Asian immigrant groups. Our current ERS study seeks to overcome some of those limitations by examining the ERS messages that low-income and middle-class Chinese immigrant parents convey to their young 5-6 year-old children in a videotaped shared book-reading task and one-hour qualitative interview with mothers.