Supporting Asian and Asian-American children's social and emotional development

Fellowship awarded to examine cultural and familial influences on children's social and emotional development.

APF awarded Joey Fung, PhD, of the Fuller Graduate School of Psychology the 2013 AAPA APF Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation Fellowship. Fung studies cultural and familial influences on children’s social and emotional development, with an emphasis on Asian and Asian-American families. She is interested in how cultural beliefs about parental control shape parenting practices and in turn impact child adjustment. Her research includes work on patterns of risk and resilience in Beijing migrant children; the dissemination of school-based mindfulness interventions for adolescents; and enhancing interventions for ethnic minority children and adolescents with anxiety.

The AAPA-APF Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation Fellowship provides $20,000 annually to support psychology’s efforts to benefit the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community through research, training and service/practice.