A quarterly publication of the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs (OEMA)
May 2013 Download Issue (PDF, 698KB)
In this issue, we celebrate and honor the beauty of AAPI cultures while also recognizing some of the adversities faced in these communities.
In This Issue
- Special Issue on Violence Against Individuals and Communities — Reflecting on the Trayvon Martin case. The Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology (2013)
This article attempts to address three issues or opportunities raised in the context of violence against individuals and communities: the complex entanglement of personal and professional identities, the role of power and privilege in psychology and a call to action for psychologists to work in concert with communities to advocate for change.
- "What's under there?" The questioning of civil rights for Sikh men
What is it about a head covering that makes people nervous? Or more specifically, what feels so threatening to others when people of color cover their heads?
By Muninder K. Ahluwalia, PhD
- The APA and 22 other national organizations sign on to the American Academy of Pediatrics letter to United States Senators on gun violence and public health
This letter to U.S. Senators calls for federal policies to reduce injury and mortality through research and evidence-based prevention and intervention.
- APA's recent and ongoing activities related to gun violence prevention
APA's government relations staff continues to advocate for needed federal legislation, including reauthorization of relevant laws, as well as enactment of new legislation — some of which implement key provisions of the president's plan to reduce gun violence.
- Are all Asian-heritage parents "Tiger Parents"?
This article dispels some stereotypical, monolithic notions of Asian-heritage parenting by offering a more nuanced and accurate perspective so that readers can see beyond the myth of the tiger mother.
By Linda P. Juang
APA Annual Convention 2013
- Aloha connection — Island Tidbits
June Ching, PhD from Oahu, Hawai`i shares Island Tidbits about the rich culture of Hawai`i, diversity of Hawaiian communities, physical layout of the islands, along with personal reflections about Hawai`i's treasures, places and people.
- Ethnic Minority Related Convention Programming
The APA Office of Ethnic Minority of Affairs is offering a variety of programs at APA’s 2013 convention, as well as highlighting selected ethnic minority focused programming from other sponsors.
- CEMA March meeting
The APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) discusses priorities, initiatives and future directions for 2013.
- The Diversity Initiative and the State Leadership Conference 2013: Leadership, Connection and Support
The Diversity Initiative and the SLC have been extremely successful in involving ethnic minority psychologists in membership and leadership positions, in facilitating the growth and development of leadership skills for many psychologists from diverse backgrounds, and in enhancing diversity within governance at the state and national levels.
By Takako Suzuki, PhD, and Phyllis Bolling, PhD
- Ethnicity and Health in America Series
This year, the series is raising awareness about the physiological and psychological impact of stress as it relates to health.
- APA Division 45 Conference
The third biennial Conference of the APA Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45) will be held June 19-21, 2014, at the University of Oregon.
- Get Set! National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month 2013 is Just around the Corner
National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month helps to keep building awareness of the importance of mental health and mental health supports in every community.
- Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology: May and June CEU programs focusing on community mental health
Summer offerings from The Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology which offers a wide range of continuing education programs throughout the year.
- Harvard University School of Public Health: The Department of Global Health and Population: FXB Center Research Program on Children and Global Adversity
The Harvard University School of Public Health seeks post-doctoral Diversity Fellows.
- NSF report: Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering
The NSF report provides statistical information about the participation of women, minorities and persons with disabilities in science and engineering education and employment.
- The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care (known as the National CLAS Standards)
The enhanced National CLAS Standards and The Blueprint, their accompanying guidance document, are now available.
- 2013 CEMA Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology
The winner will receive a travel award sponsored by APA's Science Directorate and will present his/her dissertation at APA's 2013 Annual Convention in Honolulu.
- 2013 APA CEMRRAT2 Task Force Implementation Grants Fund (IGF) for Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training in Psychology — Request for Proposals
Where to find information regarding funding and application procedures.
- Call for nominations: Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs
Special consideration will be given to applicants whose education and experiences represent basic and/or applied areas of psychological science/research.
- Seats open on the Science Student Council
The Science Directorate of APA is currently accepting applications for positions on the APA Science Student Council (SSC).
- Opportunities for getting involved: American Psychological Association of Graduate Students (APAGS)
The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students has several opportunities for dynamic and motivated graduate students to serve as leaders.
- Call for nominations: Editor Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology (CDEMP) Journal of the APA Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45)
The editor-elect will select the associate editors and editorial board for Oct. 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013.
- APA ad hoc Committee on Psychology and AIDS (COPA): Seeking three new members (2014-2017)
COPA seeks three new members for 2014-2017.
- Call for Nominations: Psychology and AIDS Leadership Awards
COPA seeks three new members for 2014 -2017.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars Program: Call for applications
Call for applications to recruit the 12th cohort of scholars for the period Sept. 1, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2016.
- Student resources
Fellowship programs, training and scholarship opportunities for students and ethnic minority resources.