Description 简介 Join Jeanie Y. Chang, LMFT, CCTP, behavioral health clinician and wellness speaker, in an encouraging parenting journey toward feeling culturally confident in raising today’s Asian American youth. Understand how to embrace your authentic Asian identity and reframe the model minority stereotype. Grasp skills and techniques founded on a solution-focused model that fosters effective family communication and quality connection. Recognize biculturalism as an empowering resource in raising today’s Asian American youth.
Pre Condition要求 Parents Only
Textbook 教材 N/A
Curriculum 课程安排COURSE SCHEDULE JANUARY – MAY 2020
1. JANUARY 4: “CULTURAL CONNECT” A. Are you a Tiger parent or Elephant parent? i. Address Asian cultural norms in reference tofamily. ii. Identity intergenerational differences. B. Know your family core values: i. Create themes and annual mantras/mission/visionstatements. ii. Quality not quantity in your family relationships.
2. JANUARY 11: “ENCOURAGE AND EMPOWER” A. Define self-efficacy: i. Understand the best way to be motivating and encouraging. ii. Balancing between tiger parenting, helicopter parenting, and elephant parenting. B. Make no judgements: i. Find the balance between thinking and feeling. ii. Use descriptions instead of judgements.
3. FEBRUARY 1: "BE SOLUTION-FOCUSED” A. Solution-focused perspective: i. Goal-oriented – focus on present and future. ii. What is already working? B. Solution-focused skills and techniques: i. Line of questioning: coping, exceptions, scaling. ii. P.R.I.D.E. acronym.
4. FEBRUARY 8: “DE-STIGMATIZE” A. Psychoeducation: i. Anxiety, depression, self-harm: how to recognize signs for it and what to do. ii. 1st and 2nd generation differences on mental health.
5. MARCH 7: “SHARING IS CARING” A. Words that matter: i. How expressive are you? ii. Saying three phrases to your child/teen on a consistent basis. B. Asking the right questions: i. It’s about all about grades/achievements. ii. Focusing on feelings and experiences.
6. MARCH 14: “DE-STRESS NOT DISTRESS” A. Understanding Mindfulness in stress management: i. The qualities surrounding mindfulness B. The Power, Purpose and Practice of Mindfulness: i. Mindfulness techniques for self-care including breathing. ii. Distress tolerance skills for stress including A.C.C.E.P.T.S
7. MARCH 21: “SYSTEMIC COMMUNICATION: ONE FAMILY UNIT” A. Overview of systems theory and its relevance to family: i. What does systemic communication look like? ii. Understand feedback loops in a system such as a family. iii. Fostering a culture of feedback in your family and community.
8. MARCH 28: “CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: BEING RESPONSIVE” A. Knowing the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: i. What are the antidotes to the four horsemen and how can you use them? ii. Practicing the “I” statement to own your feelings and thoughts. B. Learn the roadblocks to communication during conflict: i. Identify communication traps ii. Foster active empathy, active listening, and reflective responses.
9. MAY 2: “CULTURALLY CONFIDENT COMMUNICATION 4: A. School context: i. Know how to maneuver through and when to intervene. ii. Extracurriculars. iii. College prep. B. Community context i. Understand greater community influence. ii. Get involved.
10. MAY 30: “FAMILY FINAL EXAM” A. Celebration in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness Month! B. Role plays and family sculpting! i. Practice makes perfect. ii. Practice what you preach. iii. Youth survey
Language in Class 课堂使用语言 English
Teacher 老师 Jeanie Y. Chang, LMFT, CCTP Founder, Your Change Provider, PLLC
Teacher Introduction 老师简介 Jeanie Chang is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of Your Change Provider, PLLC, a therapeutic practice centered on authentic self-care and wellness. She is passionate about effectively serving individuals, couples, and families including children and adolescents by promoting a solution-focused and multicultural competency approach in the home, community, and corporate. She received her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University. Ms. Chang has a diverse career background; first starting her career as a broadcast journalist in Washington, D.C. during the Clinton administration. She also attended business school at Johns Hopkins University from which she received an M.S. in Marketing. She has worked in public relations, marketing, and client success management in the corporate sector.
Ms. Chang followed a calling to get her license in marriage and family therapy and has specialized in treating adolescents and families, particularly with anxiety and depression, with a solution-focused and cultural competency approach. Ms. Chang is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) with experience in grief, loss, and trauma, and a Certified Facilitator for Prepare/Enrich, a program used for pre-marital, marital counseling, and marriage enrichment. In addition, Ms. Chang holds specialized training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She is currently working on becoming a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP) because she values a holistic approach to self-care and wellness. Her clinical expertise extends well outside the therapy room. She is an accomplished national speaker; leading workshops in corporate and in the community on mindfulness, resilience, self-care, and wellness. She also facilitates skills groups and provides psychoeducation for adolescents and families through various organizations around the country.
Ms. Chang is an active volunteer in the Asian American community; serving as President of the NC Chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals, where she is also spearheading the national Self Care and Wellness program, presented by NAAAP. She also volunteers as VP of Membership on the executive board for the Business and Professional Women of the Triangle and sits on the advisory board of the Western Wake Tennis Association. For her own self-care, Ms. Chang enjoys spending time outdoors and is a proud tennis, soccer, and band mom for her four children. She enjoys going on date nights with her husband of almost 22 years and planning family vacations.
Cary Chinese School (CCS) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization that aims to promote Chinese language literacy and enrich cultural diversity within our community.