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M ENTAL H EALTH O UTREACH P ROGRAM FOR A SIAN A MERICAN P ARENTS : A G RANT P ROPOSAL Annie Y. Ng California State University, Long Beach May 2013.

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1 M ENTAL H EALTH O UTREACH P ROGRAM FOR A SIAN A MERICAN P ARENTS : A G RANT P ROPOSAL Annie Y. Ng California State University, Long Beach May 2013

2 I NTRODUCTION Problem Asian Americans have low reporting rates of mental health issues, but is not representative of the mental health needs (Kalbatseva & Leong, 2011). According to the CDC (2010), One of the top ten leading causes of death was suicide for the Asian American and Pacific Islander population. Cultural differences in the way mental health is viewed prevents Asian Americans from seeking mental health services (Spencer, Chen, Gee, Fabian, & Takeuchi, 2010). Overall Goal Increase mental health awareness Increase positive communication between Asian American parents and their children regarding mental health issues Decrease mental health stigma and promote more mental health service seeking

3 S OCIAL WORK RELEVANCE Reduces stigma by bringing to light the importance and serious implications of mental health in the Asian American community Advocate and educate Asian Americans so they can activate available resources Gain a greater understanding of the barriers towards service seeking in the Asian American community

4 C ROSS - CULTURAL RELEVANCE Brings awareness to the mental health needs of Asian Americans and the differences as compared to the Western theories of mental health Implement multiculturalism in daily practices Increase in Asian American population = more need for culturally sensitive mental health services (U.S. Census Bureau, 2011)

5 M ETHODS Target Population Asian American parents and Asian American families residing in the greater Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley area Strategy used to Identify Funding Sources Several databases were used to locate the best match for this project and they included: Grants.gov The Grantsmanship Center California Community Foundation Criteria for Selection of Funding Source Geared towards Asian American parents and mental health awareness Keywords Utilized In Search Asian American Parents Mental Health Services/ Education/ Awareness Selected Funding Source is the W.M. Keck Foundation

6 M ETHODS CONTINUED … Sources used for Needs Assessment Library search engines and Google were used to gather data from scholarly articles An interview with a behavioral health specialist at the Chinatown Service Center Multiple Government websites were used to gather statistical information Projected Budget was $155,731 Budget Categories Include Staffing Salaries and Benefits Direct Costs In-Kind Expenses

7 G RANT P ROPOSAL Program Summary and Description Purpose is to increase efforts to provide education and awareness on the issues of mental health Local businesses, agencies, schools, religious affiliations, community center and radio stations will be targeted as potential outreach sources Informational and educational workshops will be conducted Population Served Asian American youth and families residing in the Los Angeles County Sustainability Liaison with local businesses and agencies to incur buy-in for funding for the next year of operation

8 G RANT P ROPOSAL C ONTINUED … Program Objective Objective 1: Contact 15 schools, 10 churches, 10 businesses, and all 6 Asian radio stations within the Los Angeles County. Objective 2: Secure partnership with 5 schools, 3 churches, 5 businesses, 1 Asian radio station and participate in 3 community events. Objective 3: Schedule 3 educational workshops in 5 schools and 3 churches. Program Evaluation Surveys will be distributed at the end of each workshop and community events

9 L ESSONS LEARNED / IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK Grant writing allows non-profit agencies to emerge, operate and provide obtainable services to communities in need Grant writing skill allows for social workers to direct resources to where they will have the most impact Increased knowledge of the importance of treating mental health

10 R EFERENCES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). Health, United States, 2010 with special feature on death and dying [Data file]. Retrieved from gov/nchs/data/hus/ hus10.pdf#026 Kalibatseva, Z., & Leong, F. T. L. (2011). Depression among Asian Americans: Review and recommendations. Depression Research & Treatment, 1-9. doi: /2011/ Spencer, M. S., Chen, J., Gee, G. C., Fabian, C. G., & Takeuchi, D. T. (2010). Discrimination and mental health- related service use in a national study of Asian Americans. American Journal of Public Health, 100 (12), doi: /AJPH U.S. Census Bureau. (2012). The Asian population :2010 Census briefs Retrieved from


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