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L4L – Lines For Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Peer Support Meetings – Daily @ Online Via ZOOM
Aug 2 all-day

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SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Aug 2 all-day

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Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

[If you buy something from an affiliate link, SocialWork.Career may earn a commission.]

  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Aug 2 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

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Mental Health Connection

Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

Warmline – Warmline for Families + Caregivers – ROO – Reach Out Oregon with OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Aug 2 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Reach Out Oregon / Oregon Family Support Network

Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

Aug
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L4L – Lines For Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Peer Support Meetings – Daily @ Online Via ZOOM
Aug 3 all-day

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SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Aug 3 all-day

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#StandWithAAPI

Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

[If you buy something from an affiliate link, SocialWork.Career may earn a commission.]

  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Aug 3 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

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Mental Health Connection

Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

THP – Trauma Healing Project – Gentle and Restorative Yoga with Robert – Tuesdays @ online via Zoom
Aug 3 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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The Trauma Healing Project (THP) presents

Gentle and Restorative Yoga with Robert

Online – Tuesdays @ 10:00 am11:00 am PST

Join Robert Tuesdays, 10-11am to relax, renew and restore with gentle flows, series and pranyams.  The benefits of yoga include pain relief, help with insomnia, increased immunity, strength building, and an increased sense of well-being.  Sliding Scale $15.00. To register, click here.

Facebook Social Media Page:  https://www.facebook.com/healingattention/

Hang Out & Peer Support – Kiva Centers ZIA Young Adult Access Center – Tuesdays @ Onlinei via Zoom
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hang Out & Peer Support - Kiva Centers ZIA Young Adult Access Center - Tuesdays @ Onlinei via Zoom

ZIA Young Adult Access Center is holding

Hang Out & Peer Support for People Ages 16-22

Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm

The Zia Young Adult Access Center provides peer support for young adults ages 16-22.  We offer youth-held and peer-run, community spaces, groups, and events.  Zia prioritizes youth autonomy, liberation, and support. Our concentrations are to support young adults who express and self-identify with different human experiences (societal and/or social class impacts like trauma, mental health, and substance use).

We offer support and advocacy for young adults and require no registration, referral, or health insurance.  All of our peer support is FREE of cost and is intended to be accessible.

As a peer-led group, our aim is to offer self-determined resource connections (education, employment, family support, and more).

To join via Zoom:

Send an SMS Text Message by cell phone to Vesper for details at 774.242.6364

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ZiaCenter/?__tn__=k*F&tn-str=k*F

Kiva Centers / Zia Website:

https://kivacenters.org/peer-support/zia-young-adults/

 

ROCC – Recovery Outreach Community Center – Creativity Recovery with Lorretta – Tuesdays @ Online via Zoom
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

ROCC Salem presents online peer support

Creativity Recovery (Sense of Identity) with Lorretta

Tuesday 12–1pm PST

This discussion/art activity group is based on the book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. Participants are working on individualized plans to recover from obstacles to their creativity, discussion revolves around 10 important areas of wellness.
Click link below to attend group.

You will be asked to register on ZOOM. It’s free and fast!

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/420276059

ZOOM Meeting ID:420 276 059

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Warmline – Warmline for Families + Caregivers – ROO – Reach Out Oregon with OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Reach Out Oregon / Oregon Family Support Network

Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Aug 3 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

Click Here to see a list of our current Wellness Affinity Groups

 

Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

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SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Aug 4 all-day

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#StandWithAAPI

Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

[If you buy something from an affiliate link, SocialWork.Career may earn a commission.]

  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Aug 4 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

logo

Mental Health Connection

Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

Warmline – Warmline for Families + Caregivers – ROO – Reach Out Oregon with OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

logo

Reach Out Oregon / Oregon Family Support Network

Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Aug 4 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

Click Here to see a list of our current Wellness Affinity Groups

 

Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

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Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Aug 5 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

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Mental Health Connection

Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

Warmline – Warmline for Families + Caregivers – ROO – Reach Out Oregon with OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Aug 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

Click Here to see a list of our current Wellness Affinity Groups

 

Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

SR – Surviving Race – Call to Balance with Braunwynn Franklin – Thursdays @ Online via Zoom
Aug 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Surviving Race: The Intersection of Injustice, Disability, and Human Rights presents Call to Balance with Braunwynn Franklin

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Braunwynn Franklin hosts her absolutely amazing, learned, mindful and very intentional program around the 8 Dimensions of Wellness, Balance/Imbalance, Meditation & Breathing and Determination of 3 Goals. This gathering has helped me tremendously get me to where I am today. I hope it can for you too!

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Braunwynn Franklin is a Black Woman with lived experience in regard to mental health, incarceration and multi-generational trauma. She has facilitated, presented as well as advocated nationally in the peer mental health and prison reform communities and is dedicated to making a difference in these communities. She has worked with and trained individuals in various settings, as well as in several states in peer support, peer wellness and other health-related peer services. She has a heart for social justice change in the prison/justice system and supporting people to gain a better quality of life mentally, spiritually and physically.

BRAUNWYNN FRANKLIN | A CALL TO BALANCE
Thursdays, July 2020 5pm-6pm PST / 8pm-9pm EST (1 hour)

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Surviving Race: The intersection of Disability, Injustice and Human Rights is a coalition comprised of people in diverse communities and people of color including mental health advocates and survivors working towards the intersection of disability, injustice, and human rights speaking on police brutality, white privilege, disability, race, LGBTQI2SA, human rights, psychiatry and anti-psychiatry.

In the face of the CoVID19 pandemic and emergency, Surviving Race has organized heavily to produce, provide and manage 30+ programs to support all viewers with discussions, classes, and Peer Supports.

The programs are led by individuals who are Members of Surviving Race with experience as people living with shared experience who are subject matter experts on peer supports, community care, self-care, activism, legislative agency, undoing racism, sister circles, virtual dance & poetry and other topics.  They may or may not be Certified Peer Specialist(s) with additional endorsements.

We rolled out the Surviving Race Social Community Care Peer Support Network on March 19, 2020 with a Kick Off for the Surviving Race Community Care Peer Supports Network (SRCCPSN) offering voice/text/video on several platforms which are heavily utilized by ios and Android mobile phone systems.

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https://www.srccpsn.net/

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Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Aug 6 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

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Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

KC – Kiva Centers – Nocturnal Peer Support – Fridays @ Online Via ZOOM
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Aug 6 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Aug 6 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

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Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

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Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

RPWSC – The Regional Peer Worker Support Circle – Online – Every Other Friday @ Online Via Zoom
Aug 6 @ 8:48 pm – 9:48 pm
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Regional Peer Worker Support Circle
Online – Every Other Friday -1:00pm to 2:00pm PST
The Regional Peer Worker Support Circle (RPWSC) is a virtual gathering of peer workers from several U.S. states and territories that will meet every other week. The RPWSC is a safe and welcoming forum for mutual support, story sharing, discussion, and networking that unites peers from different professional and personal backgrounds. Meetings will focus on a variety of topics and issues central to peers, such as compassion fatigue, role clarity, systemic racism, self-care, and doing peer work amidst the pandemic.
When: The Regional Peer Worker Support Circle will meet every other Friday from 1:00 to2:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. The first session will begin on Friday, February 12, 2021, and continue every other Friday through the end of August 2021.
Dates:
February 12, & 26
March 12 & 26
April 9 & 23
May 7 & 21
June 4 & 18,
July 2, 16 & 30
August 6 & 20
Where: The Regional Peer Worker Support Circle will meet virtually via Zoom. Who Can Participate: People serving in peer worker roles are welcome to participate. Priority will be given to peer workers in the Northeast and Caribbean region (i.e., New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands), but is not limited to individuals within the region.
To sign up, visit:
We will email a Zoom meeting link as the date approaches.
Facilitators:
Stephanie Colon is a Bilingual Peer Specialist at the Institute for Family Health at the Center for Counseling at Walton, OnTrackNY, in the Bronx. She has been in this position since November 2017. Stephanie works with young people between the ages of 16 and 30 who have first-time altered state experiences. It is one of the most rewarding jobs that she has had in her lifetime. Stephanie is excited about being a co-facilitator of the Regional Peer Worker Support Circle. She says, “It gives me an opportunity to provide a safe/brave environment where peers feel like they are not alone and that their contribution to peer work is valuable.”
Michael DeVivo is a Peer Specialist based in Syracuse, New York. He uses his lived experience with psychiatric labels to support young adults with first-episode psychosis. As a non-clinical member of a clinical team, he enjoys the challenge of improving the mental healthcare system “from the inside.” Mike is also passionate about developing the peer profession. To this end, he serves on a peer networking committee in his home region that links peer workers to foster a culture of support and solidarity, which he also hopes to promote as a co-facilitator of the Regional Peer Worker Support Circle. Outside of the peer world Mike teaches philosophy and writes music.
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Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Aug 7 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

logo

Mental Health Connection

Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Aug 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

Click Here to see a list of our current Wellness Affinity Groups

 

Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

Aug
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Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

[If you buy something from an affiliate link, SocialWork.Career may earn a commission.]

  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Aug 8 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

logo

Mental Health Connection

Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Aug 8 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

Click Here to see a list of our current Wellness Affinity Groups

 

Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

Aug
9
Mon
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Aug 9 all-day

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SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Aug 9 all-day

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#StandWithAAPI

Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Aug 9 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

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Mental Health Connection

Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

Warmline – Warmline for Families + Caregivers – ROO – Reach Out Oregon with OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Aug 9 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Aug 9 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

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Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

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Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

[If you buy something from an affiliate link, SocialWork.Career may earn a commission.]

  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Aug 10 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

logo

Mental Health Connection

Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

THP – Trauma Healing Project – Gentle and Restorative Yoga with Robert – Tuesdays @ online via Zoom
Aug 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

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The Trauma Healing Project (THP) presents

Gentle and Restorative Yoga with Robert

Online – Tuesdays @ 10:00 am11:00 am PST

Join Robert Tuesdays, 10-11am to relax, renew and restore with gentle flows, series and pranyams.  The benefits of yoga include pain relief, help with insomnia, increased immunity, strength building, and an increased sense of well-being.  Sliding Scale $15.00. To register, click here.

Facebook Social Media Page:  https://www.facebook.com/healingattention/

Hang Out & Peer Support – Kiva Centers ZIA Young Adult Access Center – Tuesdays @ Onlinei via Zoom
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hang Out & Peer Support - Kiva Centers ZIA Young Adult Access Center - Tuesdays @ Onlinei via Zoom

ZIA Young Adult Access Center is holding

Hang Out & Peer Support for People Ages 16-22

Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm

The Zia Young Adult Access Center provides peer support for young adults ages 16-22.  We offer youth-held and peer-run, community spaces, groups, and events.  Zia prioritizes youth autonomy, liberation, and support. Our concentrations are to support young adults who express and self-identify with different human experiences (societal and/or social class impacts like trauma, mental health, and substance use).

We offer support and advocacy for young adults and require no registration, referral, or health insurance.  All of our peer support is FREE of cost and is intended to be accessible.

As a peer-led group, our aim is to offer self-determined resource connections (education, employment, family support, and more).

To join via Zoom:

Send an SMS Text Message by cell phone to Vesper for details at 774.242.6364

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ZiaCenter/?__tn__=k*F&tn-str=k*F

Kiva Centers / Zia Website:

https://kivacenters.org/peer-support/zia-young-adults/

 

ROCC – Recovery Outreach Community Center – Creativity Recovery with Lorretta – Tuesdays @ Online via Zoom
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

 

ROCC Salem presents online peer support

Creativity Recovery (Sense of Identity) with Lorretta

Tuesday 12–1pm PST

This discussion/art activity group is based on the book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. Participants are working on individualized plans to recover from obstacles to their creativity, discussion revolves around 10 important areas of wellness.
Click link below to attend group.

You will be asked to register on ZOOM. It’s free and fast!

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/420276059

ZOOM Meeting ID:420 276 059

ROCC has peer support by phone and other online groups, too!

Do you need someone to talk to?

We’re available for anyone to call peer support no matter what!

Call anytime between 11am – 7pm PST 7 days per week, weekdays and weekends.

971-718-8668 (MONDAY-THURSDAY)
971-718-0967 (TUESDAY-FRIDAY)
971-718-8670 (FRIDAY-MONDAY)

To learn about ROCC’s Online Groups visit:
http://www.roccsalem.org/online-groups

ROCC Mission Statement

Recovery Outreach Community Center (ROCC), is a safe place for people recovering from or who are interested in mental health, addiction, trauma, or other related issues. Our mission is to empower and respect others through peer-led service and peer-to-peer support. We want to encourage self-direction, personal responsibility and hope, by providing a safe place for people to share story and heal.

ROCC Principles

Principle I

The source of ROCC’s power is peer-to-peer relations. By sharing story and experiences, we lead each other into hope.

Principle II

Self-direction and personal recovery is ROCC’s goal. To be able to lead, control and choose your own recovery path will achieve a self-determined life.

Principle III

ROCC requires respectful conduct and encourages the voice of all. We must instill hope in the individual while fulfilling the values of the group.

ROCC Website:

https://www.roccsalem.org

ROCC Facebook Page:

https://www.facebook.com/ROCCSALEM/

ROCC Facebook Group for Chat:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/232944234571700/

Warmline – Warmline for Families + Caregivers – ROO – Reach Out Oregon with OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Reach Out Oregon / Oregon Family Support Network

Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Aug 10 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

Click Here to see a list of our current Wellness Affinity Groups

 

Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

ZYAC – Zia Young Adult Access Center & YMM – Youth MOVE Massachusetts have partnered to create a speakers bureau on Tuesdays @ Online via Zoom
Aug 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

 

KIVA Centers | ZIA Young Adult Access Center + Youth MOVE Massachusetts

have teamed up for a Bi-Weekly Speakers Bureau on Tuesdays (every 2 weeks)

In collaboration, Youth MOVE Massachusetts and ZIA Young Adult Access Center will start meeting bi-weekly via Zoom on Tuesdays from 1:30-2:30pm PST / 4:30-5:30pm EST.  The Speakers Bureau is a group of young adults, ages 15-27 who want to make a change in our communities.  One strategy we used to accomplish change is by creating human connections. We are comprised of amazing unique individuals willing to share their triumphs as well as trials and tribulations in an effort to effect change within the world around us.

We can support you in:

  • Developing your skills
  • Learning to lead discussions
  • Sharing your story
  • Getting paid

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To Join via Zoom, Email Request Zoom link

To request further information and/or the Zoom link to join the meeting(s),

Email Chandra Watts (cwatts@ppal.net) or Cristaliz Arroyo (cristaliz.arroyo@centralmassrlc.org)

About ZIA Young Adult Access Center

The Zia Young Adult Access Center provides peer support for young adults ages 16-22.  Zia prioritizes youth autonomy, liberation, and support. Our concentrations are to support young adults who express and self-identify with different human experiences (societal and/or social class impacts like trauma, mental health, and substance use). We offer support and advocacy for young adults and require no registration, referral, or health insurance. All of our peer support is free of cost and is intended to be accessible. We offer youth-held and peer-run, community spaces, groups, and events. As a peer-led group, our aim is to offer self-determined resource connections (education, employment, family support, and more).

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ZiaCenter/?__tn__=k*F&tn-str=k*F

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SWC – Social Work Career – #StandWithAAPI – Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
Aug 11 all-day

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Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

Last updated: May 14, 2021

References:

Asian American Arts Alliance. How to stop AAPI hate

Cornell. (n.d.). Anti-Racism Resources for the AAPI Community

Grady, Constance. (March 18, 2021). A reading list to understand anti-Asian racism in America.

Highline College Library. Anti-Racist Resources: Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Racial Justice

National Endowment for the Humanities. (n.d.). Virtual bookshelf.

NBC News. Anti-racism resources to support Asian American, Pacific Islander community

NCAA Office of Inclusion. (n.d.) Anti-Racism resources to support the Asian American and Pacific Islander community: Websites and videos.

Stop AAPI Hate.

University of Pittsburgh. (n.d.). Antiracism Resources to Support Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Communities

Anti-Asian Violence Resources

Warmline – Pandemic Go Teams (mobile/clinical) @ Clackamas County – Weekdays and Weekends @ Phone
Aug 11 all-day

Clackamas County has initiated Go Teams to help community members struggling with stress and anxiety during this Coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic – available by phone 24/7 (24 hours per day, 7 days per week) at: 503-655-8585.

See article on KPTV at: https://www.kptv.com/news/go-teams-clackamas-co-launches-program-to-help-people-struggling-with-stress-anxiety-during-covid/article_d3383498-897f-11ea-9c43-9b4da6c01dc7.html

“Go Teams” wear protective gear and can go into the community and meet with the person who is struggling and listen to their story.  They are trained in psychological first aid which is described as “a provider going to connect with an individual by really listening and showing empathy,” but “[it] is not therapy or case management…[or] crisis mental health services.”

Excerpt(s) from https://www.clackamas.us/coronavirus/mental-health:

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Mental Health Connection

Call 503-655-8585. We’re here for you.

Hope and connection are important in these trying times. While the Clackamas County Mental Health Center is not open to walk-ins, the phone number is available 24/7. This number is not just a crisis line, the staff there can provide support for anyone who might be worried or anxious about what is going on.

  • Take care of yourself, your friends, and your family
    Helping others cope with their stress can also make your community stronger.
  • Take a break from the news
    Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body
    Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced mealsexercise regularlyget plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind
    Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others
    While we may not be able to have conversations face to face, we can still reach out and check on each other with the use of technology. Connect with others via phone or text. Use platforms like Facetime or Zoom for video chat or download apps like Marco Polo – a free face-to-face video messaging app – that helps people stay close.
  • Talk about your concerns with a Peer Support Specialist
    This is a person who uses their lived experience of recovery from mental illness and/or addiction, plus skills learned in formal training, to deliver services to promote mind-body recovery and resiliency.

This is a unique time that leaves many parents questioning what to say to their children and how to address the possible emotional fallout from this situation. Here are some suggestions on how to help children cope.

Remember, call the Clackamas County crisis and support line at 503-655-8585 or your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row. You are not alone in this. We are here to support you.

Warmline – Warmline for Families + Caregivers – ROO – Reach Out Oregon with OFSN – Oregon Family Support Network – Weekdays 12-7pm @ Phone, Chat, Zoom
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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Reach Out Oregon / Oregon Family Support Network

Toll-Free Parent Warmline: 1-833-REACH-OR / 1-833-732-2467

Weekdays 12pm-7pm PST except holidays

Welcome to Reach Out Oregon!

Parents know how it can be lonely, frightening and isolating to care for a young person experiencing emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges. It can be hard to figure out where and how to reach out for help and information. Most of us feel disoriented when trying to find needed support for what our family is facing.  Shame and stigma surrounding these issues can make it even more challenging.

As caregivers ourselves, we have direct lived experience navigating challenges on behalf of our children and families. And as a community, we have much to offer one another. This is what Reach Out Oregon is all about, a supportive community where you will find:

  • Inspiration
  • Connection
  • Compassion
  • Support

  Family Self-Care during COVID-19

  • Have a special friendly online conversation about Family Self-Care during COVID-19.
  • More events coming, stay tuned.
  • Learn about fun activities to bring back to your family.
  • If you’d like to continue the Family Self-Care discussion or have ideas you’d like to share, please join our discussion forum: https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Discussion Forum

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/discussions/

Family Self Care Discussion:

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/forums/forum/self-care/

Reach Out Oregon Website

https://www.reachoutoregon.org

Crisis Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/crisis-support/

Listening Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/listening-support/

Resource Support

https://www.reachoutoregon.org/resources/

Email

info@reachoutoregon.org

LFL – Lines for Life – Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative – Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays – Drop In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST @ Online Via ZOOM
Aug 11 @ 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative

Wellness Affinity Groups For Peer Supporters – Weekdays

Drop-In Wellness Rooms – Weekdays & Weekends 12:30 to 1:00pm PST

Lines for Life offers peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide. In addition to offering groups for healthcare providers, educators, social workers, and first responders, we are also offering groups for communities impacted by the recent wildfires and Covid-19. In partnership with OHA, we offer free peer-facilitated Virtual Wellness Rooms and Wellness Affinity Groups to communities statewide.

Sobre información cómo participar en español, manda un correo electrónico a staceyb@linesforlife.org.

You’re here to help others, we’re here to help you.

As our communities face COVID-19, we are experiencing drastic changes to everyday life, both personally and professionally – and these changes are especially difficult for helpers and other frontline and essential workers. Oregon Helpers Wellness Initiative is dedicated to providing critical support to Oregon communities and those workers we depend on most.

Our virtual peer support meetings are free, confidential and open to all frontline workers including medical and behavioral health providers, social workers, home caregivers, and more.

We offer these spaces to focus on self-care, because finding a healthy work-life balance is a daily challenge. We hope to de-stigmatize help-seeking for stress, anxiety, and depression, encourage resource sharing and resilience, and quell compassion fatigue and burnout.

We invite you to participate in these spaces at your level of comfort.

We at Lines for Life are grateful for the work you do to keep our communities safe and well, and we want to thank you by offering space for you to recharge and stay connected to the passion which drew you to your field.

Benefits of participating:

  • Stress reduction
  • Evidence-based self-care strategies
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Resource sharing
  • Community with those who care for others professionally

Wellness Affinity Groups – Weekdays

Our Wellness Affinity Groups meet online to connect participants from similar backgrounds or occupational fields. They are hosted by coaches who guide participants through a strengths-based skills curriculum and sharing community resources as needed.

Click Here to sign up for more information about Wellness Affinity Groups 

Click Here to see a list of our current Wellness Affinity Groups

 

Not sure what group to join? Our drop-in Wellness Rooms are open every weekday from 12:30-1pm (PST) 

Click here to join us in our drop-in Wellness Rooms on Zoom.

 

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Anti-Asian Racism Resources for Social Workers and Therapists

Sadly, hate bias incidents such as verbal harassment and physical assault against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the United States have risen during the Covid-19 pandemic due to misconceptions and misinformation about the spread of the virus.

To assist in the endeavor of becoming anti-racist, this post provides some steps we can all take to help break the cycle of racism and violence, and a round-up of various anti-AAPI racism resources to help us become better informed about our AAPI communities. These include resources especially for individuals experiencing Anti-Asian/American harassment, as well as webinars, books, articles, anti-racism guides/toolkits, videos, podcasts, and worthwhile organizations to support.

Please feel free to share any additional helpful finds in the comments section of this post.

Free Anti-Asian Racism Webinars/Trainings

  • Bystander Intervention – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 20 at 5 PM EST and May 24 at 4 PM EST – “five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening…”
  • Bystander Intervention 2.0 – Conflict De-Escalation Workshop – Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice/May 12 at 5PM EST and May 27 at 3 PM EST – “deeper than above-mentioned bystander intervention… how to identify potential conflict before it escalates using our “pyramid of escalation” and how to assess whether intervening is the right action for you…”
  • #StopAsianHate Panel: Advocating for Our Elders – AARP/May 6 at 3 PM EST – “learn more about the work of AAPI community-based organizations and how they are currently advocating for AAPI elders in the areas of policy, community support, and communications…”
  • The State of Asian America Today May 8 at 8 PM EST,  Where Have We Come From? on May 15 at 8PM ESTWhere Are We Going? Part 1 on May 22 at 8 PM EST and  Where Are We Going? Part 2 on May 29 at 8 PM EST – “series of online town halls from Rise: Asian Pacific America to respond to the anti-Asian hate we’re all seeing throughout our diverse communities… where we are today, where we’ve been as a community, and where we need to go, to rise up to the challenges we face in the near and remote future…
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID and Social Injustices on the Diverse AA, NH & PI Communities – Stanford University/May 10 at 2 PM EST – “challenges including historical trauma due to immigration, being a refugee, colonization, and being seen as forever foreigners, as well as fighting against the myth of the model minority…”
  • Navigating Prejudice and Internalized Prejudice – AAPA/May 12 at 8 PM EST – “experiences of being discriminated against and oppressed affect our overall well-being and sense of agency…  differentiate unhelpful collective messages such as colorism and “gender inequality is cultural” from cultural identity, so we can restore wellness and justice in our minds, homes, and communities…”
  • White Supremacy Characteristics – SURJ/May 13 at 8 PM EST – “We are all swimming in the waters of white supremacy culture. And we are not all affected in the same way… The good news is that while white supremacy culture informs us, it does not define us… It is a construct, and anything constructed can be deconstructed and replaced.”- Tema Okun… article
  • API Heritage Month: Narratives on History, Belonging & Activism – CSSW/May 17 at 6 – 7:30 PM EST – “personal stories, perspectives on history and belonging, and strategies for sustaining activism and healing…”
  • NASW-NYC B.O.L.D Talk: Mental Health & Racial TraumaMay 19 at 6 PM EST – “historical implications of racism, the mental health impact of racism on communities of color, and social work’s role in being both complicit and effective in addressing white supremacy and the ensuing trauma…”
  • Channeling Healthy Anger As a Leader – AAPA/June 16 at 8 PM EST – “Anger is often perceived as an unhealthy and unwelcome emotion. This myth of anger may block us from using this powerful emotion in healing trauma, building resilience, and lifting up the community…”

Anti-Asian Racism Webinars on Demand

For Individuals Experiencing Anti-Asian/American Harassment

Resources for Self Education about Racism Against the AAPI Community

Recommended Children Books H/T Julius Paras

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  • 5 Quick Ways to Analyze Children’s Books for Racism and Sexism – @LovingLittleMinds
  • Eyes That Kiss in the Corners – [affiliate link] – “New York Times Bestseller and #1 Indie Bestseller… lyrical, stunning picture book tells a story about learning to love and celebrate your Asian-shaped eyes, in the spirit of Hair Love by Matthew A. Cherry, and is a celebration of diversity…”
  • From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea – [affiliate link] – “Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can’t decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star?… one thing’s for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same…”
  • Young, Proud, and Sung-jee: A Children’s Book on Fighting Anti-Asian Racism During COVID-19 – book is free to download.

Recommended Adult Books H/T Constance Grady

  • The Color of Success: Asian Americans and the Origins of the Model Minority – [affiliate link] – “mainstream America finds it so easy to ignore anti-Asian racism is the idea that Asian Americans are a “model minority”: They may not be considered white, but they’re still considered well-assimilated and upwardly mobile…”
  • Contagious Divides: Epidemics and Race in San Francisco’s Chinatown – [affiliate link] – “Trump’s repeated invocation of the false idea that Asian Americans somehow carried Covid-19 into the US has long and racist roots. Early Chinese immigrants to the US in the 19th century were repeatedly demonized as filthy disease carriers by the public health authorities of the era…”
  • Driven Out: The Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans – [affiliate link] – “Starting in 1848 and continuing into the 20th century, in towns across the American West, Chinese Americans were violently rounded up, driven out of town, or killed in a deliberate campaign of ethnic cleansing…”
  • The Making of Asian America: A History – [affiliate link] – “historian Erika Lee tracks waves of Asian immigration to the United States… Asian Americans cycle between getting labeled “good immigrants” and “bad immigrants,” depending on the mood of the political moment…”

Articles

Anti-Asian Racism Guides/Toolkits

  • Anti-Asian Racism Resource Guide for Families with Children, Young Adults or Elders – “conversations about race should begin near a child’s fifth birthday even though children begin to be aware of race when they are infants…”
  • Anti-Racism Resources for Asian Americans – “action items… Anti-Blackness in Asian Communities… Model Minority Myth and Meritocracy Lies…”
  • APALA Racial Justice Toolkit – “racial justice trainings… organizations in racial justice movement moments… resources…”
  • APALA (Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association) 2021 COVID-19 Anti-racist Resources – “legal assistance, trackers (racial profiling and hate crimes), anti-xenophobia resources…”
  • Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit – “15 modules spanning Asian American Identity, Model Minority Myth, Gender & Patriarchy, White Supremacy, Race & Working Class + Immigrant Struggles, For Black Lives, Colonialism, & Islamo-Racism… begin with people’s lived experiences… build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others…”
  • Asian American Racism & Mental Health Resources – Massachusetts General Hospital -“resources tailored toward students, parents, educators, mental health clinicians, and allies/the general public…”
  • Classroom Resources and Tips To Address Anti-Asian Discrimination – “Anti-AAPI racism isn’t anything new in this country. From “yellow peril” to the “model minority,” we need to educate ourselves about the history of anti-AAPI racism in this country…”
  • Combat Hate Crime Resources – “APIAHF and NAPABA toolkit translated into 25 different languages… Understanding the difference between a hate crime and hate incident… Working with law enforcement and the media… Checklist for community organizations…”
  • Learning Together – Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center – “Addressing anti-Asian racism and xenophobia… Activities and videos for students, families, and lifelong learners…Resources about Asian American and Pacific Islander voices in literature…
  • Narratives by and About Asians and Asian Americans – CSWE – “highly acclaimed contemporary literature… represent nearly a quarter of the 51 countries and territories of Asia. Intersectionality, coming of age, the precariousness of forced displacement, and layered cultural identity are some of the themes…”
  • Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide – “Racial justice — or racial equity — goes beyond “anti-racism.” It is not just the absence of discrimination and inequities, but also the presence of deliberate systems and supports to achieve and sustain racial equity through proactive and preventative measures…”

Not Much of a Reader? Check Out These Anti-Racist Videos/Movies/TV Shows/Podcasts

YouTube/TV/Film

  • Asia Rising Forever – recording of a special livestream festival event… a celebration of Asian and Asian American music and togetherness, demonstrating unity due to the pandemic and the xenophobic hate many are experiencing.
  • Asian Americans is a five-part PBS documentary series on the history of Asians in America and the ongoing role Asian Americans have played in shaping our nation’s history. The series is told through individual lives and family stories
  • #AsianAmCovidStories is a documentary series by the Asian American Documentary Network exploring Asian Americans’ experiences and challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2021 – PBS is offering several new films and shows featuring AAPI stories.
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act – 2018 PBS documentary examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to become U.S. citizens.
  • Fear, Compassion or Xenophobia: Our Social Responses to Crisis – discussion on creating frameworks to fight xenophobia.
  • I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype | Canwen Xu | TEDxBoise – “In this hilarious and insightful talk, eighteen-year-old Canwen Xu shares her Asian-American story of breaking stereotypes, reaffirming stereotypes, and driving competently on her way to buy rice.”
  • Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion – “In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army…”
  • Raising Global Citizens: A Panel for Parents, Caregivers, and Educators – how to best support children to be effective participants in this increasingly complex, diverse, and interconnected world.
  • Self-Love through Self-Identity | Eileen Kim | TEDxWoodbridgeHigh – “hopes to break the stigma surrounding mental illness by telling her own story as a source of empathy in order to motivate others to seek help…”
  • UNLADYLIKE2020 – series of 26 short films and a one-hour documentary profiling diverse and little-known American women from the turn of the 20th century, and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps.
  • What kind of Asian are you? – Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.
  • Why Asian Americans are not the Model Minority | Alice Li | TEDxVanderbiltUniversity – “Confined within the boundaries of the model minority myth, Asian Americans are commonly perceived as a mass of indistinguishable overachievers who are all “smart” and “good at math.” However, these seemingly positive stereotypes can have a detrimental impact on not only Asian Americans, but also race relations in general. In this talk, Alice Li draws from research studies and her personal experiences to challenge the two-dimensional identity outlined by the model minority myth…”

Podcasts/Exhibits

Anti-Asian Racism Organizations to Support

  • Advancing Justice | AAJC – its mission is to advance the civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.
  • APACEvotes – strives to increase access to and participation in electoral and civic affairs by registering, educating and protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander voters
  • Asian Mental Health Collective – is working to destigmatize and normalize mental health within the Asian community; Asians face culturally specific barriers when it comes to mental health.
  • Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) – dedicated to promoting Asian Pacific American participation and representation at all levels of the political process, from community service to elected office.
  • Stop AAPI Hate – tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullyin