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!
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.
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.