3rd Annual P.E.A.R.L./NYU Silver Opportunities and Challenges Conference
Live Online Conference
December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2020 (4-day conference)
December 2: 9:00am–3:00pm EST
(Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Karen Lawson)
December 3: 10:00am–3:00pm EST
December 9: 10:00am–5:00pm EST
December 10: 10:30am–5:00pm EST
(Closing remarks by Dr. Yuhwah Eva Lu)
NYSED and ACE approved for 15.5 continuing education contact hours (awarded upon completion of the post-event evaluation)
In partnership with the New York University Silver School of Social Work, the Pacific Education Advocacy Research & Learning Institute of New York, Inc. (P.E.A.R.L.), is excited to announce its 3rd annual Opportunities & Challenges conference. As a community of scholars, researchers, educators, and practitioners, we strive to reduce health and behavioral health disparities by increasing access to culturally relevant models of care. Social justice is therefore central to what we do and why we do it.
Our work has become more imperative with COVID-19 and its disproportionate impact on communities of color. While health and structural inequities deepen, racism and xenophobia proliferated. The US, as a White supremacist state, is undeniable. We see state-sanctioned violence towards Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) and a rise in anti-Asian hate that connects back to a history of xenophobia and exclusion.
However, we also see how these events galvanized people from all different backgrounds to work toward a more just world. Our conference seeks to do similar work by grappling with the idea of what it means to provide culturally relevant care in the time of COVID. What new needs and/or questions have emerged in the Asian/AAPI communities? How do we modify the way we provide care or reframe the research questions we ask? How do we integrate both cultural and structural modifications in the adaptation and implementation of evidence-based models?
As a result of attending this conference, participants will be able to:
- Identify at least one (1) culturally congruent model of care for population-based health and mental health for Asians/AAPIs.
- Grasp how the issues of diversity and equity issues impact integrative care for Asians/ AAPIs.
- Define holistic and culturally humble practices with AA/AAPI women, children/families, health/mental health, and in end-of-life care.
- Design effective and evidenced-informed strategies in serving API/AA and beyond.
Karen L. Lawson, MD, ABIHM, NBC-HWC (Keynote)
Co-Director Integrative Health Coaching at Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing, University of Minnesota
Yuhwah (Eva) Lu, PhD, LCSW
Associate Professor, NYU Silver School of Social Work, and Founding President, P.E.A.R.L. Institute
Linh An, PhD
Co-Executive Director, Chinese American Family Alliance for Mental Health
Executive Director and Cofounder, Mekong NYC
Robert Davies, MD, PhD
Clinical Supervisor-Harbor, UCLA Department of Psychiatry
Kam Man (Kenny) Kwong, PhD, MSW
Associate Professor and Director of Asian American Social Work Initiative, Touro College Graduate School of Social Work
Sahnah Lim, PhD, MPH, MIA
Assistant Professor at the Department of Population Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Anne M. Slocum McEneaney, PhD, ABPP
Assistant Director, Global Clinical Services at NYU Health Center
Gourab Nayan, MPH, CHES
Program and Care Coordinator, India Home, Inc.
Gil Ontai, EdD, MArch
Owner and Director, Brain Family Treatment Consultants
Farzana Rahman, LMHC
Solutions Based Casework Supervisor, Arab-American Family Support Center
Pamela Yew Schwartz, PhD, MEd, MA
Bereavement Counselor, Visiting Nurse Service of New York (Hospice & Palliative Care)
Sandy Chen Stokes, RN, PHN, MSN
Founder and Board Member, Chinese American Coalition for Compassionate Care (CACC)
Fen-Ju Tai, LCSW-R
Assistant Director of Social Work, Gracie Square Hospital
Joyce Wong, LCSW
Montefiore Medical Center-Bronx, New York Department of Psychiatry
Joseph Changqing Yang, PhD, L.ac
Vice Director, Mental Health Committee of the World Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Early Bird Special (until 11/27): $250.00
After 11/27 (Full Conference): $300.00
NYU Silver Alumni Discount (15%): $255.00
Current NYU Silver Field Educators/Field Instructors (15%): $255.00
Student Discount: $100.00
Cost Per Day: $75.00
Cancellations and Refunds
If after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning will issue refunds on the following basis:
- Refund requests made on or before November 24 (by midnight): full refund
- Refund requests made on or before November 30 (by midnight): 50% refund
- Refund requests made on or after December 1: no refund
If this event is cancelled, all registrants will be fully reimbursed. To withdraw from and be reimbursed for this event, please complete the event withdrawal form.
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