Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Meet RAMS - Christina Shea, LMFT

Christina Shea, RAMS Deputy Chief & Director of Clinical Services, was an invited speaker at the “International Spring Symposium: Immigration Trauma, Stress and Loss, and its Impact on Children and Families” as a community expert in the Asian immigrant experience.

This was held on April 28, 2010 in San Francisco, organized by the Child Trauma Training Institute.
Image Credit: "Prepararsi" by Alessandro Pinna

Monday, April 26, 2010

Five Stars!

We are thrilled to announce that Tammy Jih has just been added to the roster of celebrity guest panelists to our fundraiser gala "Changing Reality: The Voices of Asian American TV Stars". Tammy shall be joining her big brother Victor Jih - who together with Tammy had won the most recent season of Amazing Race - as well as MTV's The Real World San Francisco alumni Dr. Pamela Ling, Project Runway winner Chloe Dao, and Top Chef winner Hung Huynh, on our stage on May 12.

Here is a look at their reflections on their experience with the China leg of their race.

Monday, April 12, 2010

One month... and counting down!

We are excitedly preparing for our upcoming Fundraiser Gala and Celebrity Forum, which is exactly one month away on May 12!

This event will feature a talk with four Asian-American Reality TV stars: Chloe Dao, Hung Huynh, and Victor Jih, whose triumphs on their respective shows Project Runway, Top Chef, and Amazing Race were considered a winning representation of Asian America, and Dr. Pamela Ling, who broke ground as one of the first Asian American faces on mainstream television when she appeared on the 3rd season of MTV's The Real World. We will be speaking with our guests about their reasons for being on their shows, how their ethnic and cultural identities may have shaped their experiences, and their thoughts on API representation in the media and society, as well as the impact that their participation and subsequent accomplishments have had on the way mainstream media perceives and portrays Asian Americans today.

This event will be the first of its kind, and we are thrilled to be presenting this to you.  California State Senator Leland Yee shall be participating as our Moderator for the celebrity forum.

Meanwhile, our staff are have been diligently meeting and talking with various members of the San Francisco community, in hopes of securing donations and sponsorships, as well as ticket sales for our much-anticipated event. This event is a fundraiser, and financial contributions from our supporters will help RAMS continue providing much-needed mental health services to the Asian American community, and the San Francisco Bay Area as a whole.

For more information about our event, and to buy tickets, please visit our events page at http://ramsinc.org/events/

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Meet RAMS - Brooke Miller, MFTi

Brooke Miller, MFTi, who is a Behavioral Health Counselor in the school-based Wellness Centers Program, recently published her piece “The Thing About The InBetween” in the CAMFT April 2010 newsletter. She also presented a workshop titled “Language of Body Image: Working With Women & Girls From Inside Out In Culturally Diverse San Francisco” at CBHS 1380 Howard on March 9, organized by the San Francisco Mental Health Board and GABHS (Gender Appropriate Behavioral Health Services) For Gals.

Brooke is also the intrepid blogger behind http://www.soapboxtherapy.com/. Go check it out!

The Wellness Centers Program is funded by the San Francisco Wellness Centers Initiative, which provides on-site medical/mental health & substance abuse counseling services & community resources to youth at San Francisco high schools & middle schools.