Announcement I:  

Professional Development Presentation:

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, 6.00 – 7.30 pm

NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1 Washington Square, NY, NY


Evidence-Based Treatment for Adolescents and Young Adults with Anxiety and Depression – A Developmentally and Contextually Informed Approach for Racial/Ethnic Minorities


– Developmental psychopathology and treatment need for racial/ethnic minority adolescents and young adults with anxiety and depression

– A developmentally and contextually informed cognitive-behavioral therapy model

– Considerations of implementing treatment in community settings


Presenter: Chiaying Wei, PhD, Chief NIMH Fellow, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute; Senior City Research Scientist, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene



Announcement II:  

NYCAAMH will be sponsoring a free Training Workshop on Immigration Rights for practitioners who work in the Asian communities.


Date: Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, 5.30 -7.30pm.   (Light refreshments will be served.)

Location: Womankind, 32 Broadway, 10th Fl., New York, NY 10004

Presenters: Den N. Quinsay, Associate Director, Community Programs, Womankind, and her legal staff


This workshop is for practitioners who work in the Asian communities.  The workshop will address the following issues:

  1. What are the various executive orders issued by the Trump administration that have impacted the welfare of immigrants who are refugees, DACA recipients, undocumented immigrants, permanent residents, and foreign workers? What has happened so far and what may happen in the near future?
  2. What are the myths about agencies and institutions (schools, churches, hospitals, etc.) that are considered “sanctuaries”? What are the policies of New York City and State government in protecting the aforementioned immigrant populations?
  3. How can we help clients feel “safe” when they seek services from our agencies?
  4. How can we educate clients about their legal rights in case of investigation by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement)? And what are the legal agencies we can turn to?
  5. How can we help clients make emergency safety plans in case of detention and deportation by ICE?

This is an important workshop that will equip you with legal knowledge and resources as well as clinical skills to engage and empower immigrant clients!

Space is limited to 30 individuals on a first come, first served basis.  Please register at HERE at Eventbrite.

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