Asian American Youth in Context: Family, Community, and Culture Predict Psychosocial Adjustment

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm

The Research Speaker Series Presents:

“Asian American Youth in Context: Family, Community, and Culture Predict Psychosocial Adjustment”

Featuring PAU Professor 
Sita Patel, Ph.D. and PAU doctoral student Kevin Tabb

Dr. Sita G. Patel is a clinical and community psychologist with research interests in culture and context as they relate to immigrant mental health. Her work uses mixed-­methods approaches to study acculturation stress, psychological, social, and academic adjustment, and access to treatment for mental illness among immigrant and minority populations. Her current projects include a study of stressors among newcomer adolescent immigrants from over 40 countries of origin (e.g., neighborhood environment, discrimination, family conflict, war trauma); an evaluation study of California policies related to limited English proficiency adults in mental health care; and a community partnership focusing on refugee mental health and access to treatment.

Dr. Patel’s research interests include: cultural and community psychology; immigration and acculturation among adolescents and families; community partnership and school-based intervention; refugee mental health; reducing health disparities

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 4-­6pm

WHERE: Main Campus, Wisniewski Hall Food and drinks will be served!

Please RSVP: APASA@paloaltou.edu

Learn more about the Asian Pacific American Psychological Student Association (APASA) at PAU. 

Location: 1791 Arastradero Road Palo Alto, CA 94304