Below are various resources and options to help you stay safe and well, especially during these challenging times.
This information is meant to serve as a resource only and is not an endorsement. AAPI Montclair encourages you to understand your options and reach out to these resources and determine who would work best for you and your family. Additional resources including self-defense courses will be shared in our Facebook group. If you would like to learn more or have a suggestion, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to safely help someone who is experiencing a bias-related attack in this virtual workshop presented by the Center for Anti-Violence Education, Asian American Federation, and AAPI Montclair. First, learn the issues and situations around why some people treat others differently because of their race, who they love, or where their family comes from. Then practice bystander intervention and learn how to take safe actions that will help the person being targeted. The ultimate goal is to prevent, disrupt, and help victims heal from hate and sexual violence. View the English and Mandarin-translated recordings below.
Download AAPI Montclair’s community resources guide with information about virtual support groups, additional ways to report bias incidents, mental health services, domestic violence resources, and more.
Finding a Mental Health Provider Workshop
In this informal workshop, Sweta Kansagra, LCSW, discusses the challenges and benefits of accessing mental health care for the Asian American community. She shares knowledge about how to find and what to look for in a provider, the different kinds of therapy available, how to think through your goals for therapy, and practical concerns from session frequency and duration to insurance coverage. (View the resources mentioned by Sweta during the workshop.)
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