Monday, April 29, 2019

May 10th RAMS Asian American & Pacific Islander Youth & Mental Health Conference


Course Description:

In honor of Asian Pacific American Mental Health Day and May being Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, RAMS (Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc.) is proudly partnering with Stanford School of Medicine (Psychiatry), UCSF, Palo Alto University, and SAMHSA to hold a conference focusing on API youth, mental health, leadership, stigma reduction & suicide prevention.

This multi-institutional and multi-county conference across San Francisco, San Mateo, and Santa Clara, will highlight youth leadership projects, parental support initiatives, clinical practices, and county initiatives and programs.

Keynote speakers and presentations include:

Francis G. Lu, M.D.
Luke and Grace Kim Endowed Professor in Cultural Psychiatry
Director of Cultural Psychiatry
University of California, Davis

Joyce P. Chu, Ph.D.
Professor, Palo Alto University

Wei-Chin Hwang, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Claremont McKenna College
Clinical Psychologist & Consultant

Helen Hsu, Psy.D.
President. Asian American Psychological Association
Staff Psychologist, Stanford University

and SAMHSA Fellows.

The conference will connect people working on Asian American and Pacific Islander mental health issues, with a focus on youth, across the Bay including providers, youth leaders, service organizations including counties, community-based organizations, and universities, and promote mental health awareness among the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.