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San Francisco Bay Area Chinese Community Depression Education Project

三藩市灣區華人社區憂鬱症教育計劃

  • Principal Investigator: Rose Wong, MPA, MSW/LCSW, PhD
  • Project Founded: January, 2013
  • Contact: Rose.Wong@csueastbay.edu or BayAreaChinese@csueastbay.edu
  • Purpose: Contribute to reducing the burden of depression, suicide and mental illness among Chinese American immigrants and their families by developing culturally sensitive Chinese and English assessment and educational materials that support community and primary care based approaches to outreach, linkage to care, and intervention.
  • Research Approach: Community-based participatory projects involving close collaboration with community professionals and community members.

2013-14 Project: Videos, Brochures with Symptom Checklist, Posters

Read or hear the following news reports about our project: NPR, CSUEB News BlogSing Tao Daily, & Epoch Times.

  • Disseminate educational materials to primary care clinics and community organizations in Chinese communities across the U.S.
  • Design research to validate symptom checklists and evaluate effectiveness of materials.
  • Design 2014-15 PROJECT and identify potential funding for it.
  • Okura Mental Health Leadership Foundation ($10,000)
  • Department of Social Work, California State University East Bay ($22,000)
  • Chinatown Child Development Center, S.F. Dept. of Public Health
  • Asian and Pacific Islander Social Work Educators Association

Lead Researchers

  • Rose Wong, MPA, MSW, PhD, Assistant Professor, California State University, East Bay
  • Nancy Lim-Yee, MSW, LCSW, Program Director, Chinatown Child Development Center, S.F. Dept. of Public Health
  • Rufina Wu, MSW, LCSW, Chinese Hospital & Private Practice

Professionals

  • Janice Ng, MFTi, Urban Services, YMCA of San Francisco
  • Hang Ngo, PsyD, Chinatown Child Development Center, S.F. Dept. of Public Health
  • Shelley Hom, MS, NP, CS, Central City Older Adult Program, S.F. Dept. of Public Health
  • Zhi-Hong Huang, MD, Chinatown Public Health Center, S.F. Dept. of Public Health
  • Verna Lo, MD, Sunset Mental Health Services, S.F. Dept. of Public Health
  • Lisa Vuong, LCSW, Chinatown Public Health Center, S.F. Dept. of Public Health
  • Benny Wong, LCSW, SteppingStone Adult Day Health Center, San Francisco
  • Tyrone Yip, LCSW, Citywide Focus, University of California, San Francisco

Community Members

  • Jin Pan, Chi May, Sandy, Ting Chu & Wing Tse

Other Professional Contributors

  • Carmen Guo, MSW, 中大社工服務中心, Guangzhou 廣州
  • Carol Anne Lim, Geriatric NP, On Lok, Inc.
  • Cynthia Tam, LMFT, Chinatown Public Health Center S.F., Department of Public Health

Research Assistants

  • Quinci Lee, MS, Counselor, City College of San Francisco
  • Sadie Lai, Graphic Design Student, California State University, East Bay
  • Alex Liu, LCSW, Chinatown/North Beach Mental Health Services, S.F. Dept. of Public Health

Mentors to Principal Investigator

  • John Shen, PhD, Private Practice
  • Stanley Sue, PhD, Palo Alto University
  • Lonnie Snowden, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Presentations, Papers & News Reports

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities Grantees’ Conference, National Harbor, MD – Peer-Reviewed Poster Presentation – Dec. 3, 2014

  1. Chinese Immigrant Depression Education and Assessment Tools
  2. Presenter: Rose Wong, PhD
  3. Chinese Immigrant Depression Education and Assessment Tools poster

Hong Kong Baptist University – Peer-Reviewed Paper – April 11, 2014
1st Annual Global Social Science Conference

  1. Addressing Mental Health Disparities Through Community-Based Participatory Research: Development of Culturally Sensitive Depression Assessment and Educational Materials for Chinese Immigrants in the U.S.
  2. Presenters: Rose Wong, PhD, Nancy Lim-Yee, LCSW, Rufina Wu, LCSW, & Carmen Guo, MSW.
  3. Chinese Immigrant Depression Education and Assessment Tools poster (Rose Wong with Evaon Wong-Kim, Chair, Department of Social Work, CSUEB).

The University of Hong Kong – Invited Talk – April 8, 2014
Lunchtime Seminar Series, Department of Social Work and Social Administration

  1. Addressing Suicide Risk through Culture-Based Depression Assessment and Education in Chinese American Immigrants
  2. Presenters: Rose Wong, PhD, Nancy Lim-Yee, LCSW, Rufina Wu, LCSW, & Carmen Guo, MSW.
  3. See SWSA Research Seminar Series poster and see (presenters with Dr. Paul Wong, Assistant Prof., HKU).

Psychiatric Grand Rounds, San Mateo – September 9, 2014

San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

  1. Assessing Suicide Risk with Culture-Based Evaluations in Chinese American Immigrants.
  2. Presenter: Rose Wong, PhD
  3. See Assessing Suicide Risk with Culture Based flyer and hear presentation.

Community Workshop, San Francisco – July 19, 2014

  1. Free Mental Health Workshop: Feeling Down, Stressed, Irritated? Leave Your Struggles Behind. A Brighter Future Is Ahead.
  2. Presenter: Rufina Wu, LCSW
  3. See poster by Crossradiosf.

Educational Talk, Associated Students, Inc., Diversity Center, CSUEB – May 29, 2014

  1. Does Depression Look Different in Asians?
  2. Presenter: Rose Wong, PhD
  3. See A Bright Future Is Ahead poster and see Does Depression Look Different in Asians video.

Training Talk, Alameda County Crisis Support Services, Berkeley – March 20, 2014

  1. Providing Psycho-education and Assessing Depression among Chinese
  2. American Immigrants in a Culturally Sensitive Manner
  3. Presenter: Rose Wong, PhD

Educational Talk, San Francisco State University – October 18, 2014

Suicide Prevention Regional Conference

  1. Culturally Based Depression Manifestation in Chinese Immigrant Adults:
    Assessing Depression with Cultural Sensitivity and Understanding the Linkage of Depression and Suicidal Behavior
  2. Presenter: Rose Wong

Assessing Suicide Risk with Culture-Based Evaluations in Chinese American Immigrants

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