March 3, 2017


Dear members and friends of the Coalition,


As you are well aware, there has been an increased sense of fear and anxiety among various vulnerable population groups in the U.S. due to the rise of hate crimes and bias attacks targeted toward people of color, Muslim faith and LGBTQ identities.  In the Asian community where the majority of the populations are first and second generation immigrants – many of whom are already marginalized due to language barrier and lack of access to resources, the recent Executive order on travel ban and deportation of undocumented immigrants also further heightened this sense of vulnerability.  We are indeed going through very challenging times to support our clients and each other. As a first step to address this issue, the Coalition has dedicated a webpage of information for individuals and providers on immigration legal rights and resources, as well as related advocacy groups and activities.  Click (HERE) to view this webpage.


Feel free to download and translate the information into Asian languages for your clients and members of your community. We also welcome your input to help us update the information especially if it pertains to bilingual and bicultural services in the Asian community (  If there are any emerging needs for support services for providers and any client population in the Asian community, please let us know as well.  We hope we can serve as a forum for sharing concerns and resources.


In Solidarity,

Irene Chung, PhD, LCSW




II:  The Young Professional Group will also have its regular scheduled meeting on:

Friday, March 31, 2017,  @  6:00pm – 7:30pm.

NYU Silver School of Social Work, Room  112,  1 Washington Square North, Rm 112, NY, NY 10003 

Suicide Prevention in the Asian Community- A 3-Part Series

  • Part 3: Review and Summary of Culturally Relevant Engagement, Assessment and Intervention Skills – Discussion and Case Presentations.
  • Presenters/Facilitators: Irene Chung, LCSW, PhD and clinicians from the Asian community.
  • There will be a planning meeting for activities in the summer and fall right after the presentation and discussion: 7.30 – 8.30 pm.  All are welcome. Feel free to bring food and beverages. 

Full details on this meetings can be found on the Events page.



III:  New Job Listings:

Case manager (Cantonese Speaker) Click Here For More Information

Case Manager (Mandarin Speaker) Click Here For More Information


IV:Pictures from the Lifespan conference are uploaded.  Click (HERE) to go to our media page.

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