Bullying Prevention and Mental Health Promotion Lab


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!

Click this PDF for the full 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.