Publications on ethnic minority affairs

Asian American Journal of Psychology, new blog on diversity, Chicana/Chicano mental health and Healing of the Canoe curriculum trainings.

Significant Milestones for the Asian American Journal of Psychology (AAJP)

The Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA) is pleased to announce that Bryan Kim, PhD, (University of Hawaii, Hilo) has agreed to serve as editor-elect for AAJP. Kim will take over the helm from inaugural editor Fred Leong, PhD, whose term will end in 2014. 

In addition, according to Annie Hill, managing director of the APA-EPF who publishes AAJP, the journal has earned an impact factor score of 1.750. This means that the journal is ranked first of 16 journals in the Ethnic Studies category and 36th of 126 journals in the multidisciplinary psychology category. 

New Blog on Diversity Launched: Center for the Study of Diversity, University of Delaware

James M. Jones
Professor of Psychology and Black American Studies
director, Center for the Study of Diversity, University of Delaware

All are invited to visit and read the new blog for the Center for the Study of Diversity at the University of Delaware — DiversityUS. The guiding premise for this blog is to promote better understanding of diversity as a compelling interest, and a complex dynamic in higher education and in U.S. society. Postings will discuss and analyze a wide variety of diversity topics from research and scholarly perspectives. Although opinions will be expressed, it is not meant solely as an opinion site, but as a research exploration of diversity. In addition, the blog will offer insights into the role of universities as “anchor institutions” in their local and regional communities — where community includes the university campus, the cities and towns in which they are located, and the collective individuals and groups with whom they interact, support and depend. The first post offers social psychological analysis of the role of Race in the Trayvon Martin case.

Guest bloggers will be invited to contribute from time to time to provide insight and analysis on a variety of topics that are timely and reflect ongoing issues in higher education. Posts will appear regularly on Fridays on a 3 to 4 week schedule. Although feedback and commentary will be welcomed, it may not necessarily be made public.

Chicana and Chicano Mental Health: Alma, Mente y Corazón

The University of Arizona Press has recently published “Chicana and Chicano Mental Health: Alma, Mente y Corazón” by Yvette G. Flores, PhD. "Chicana and Chicano Mental Health" offers a model to understand and to address the mental health challenges and service disparities affecting Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans/Chicanos. Flores, who has more than 30 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, provides in-depth analysis of the major mental health challenges facing these groups: depression, anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and intimate partner violence.

Healing of the Canoe Curriculum Trainings

Healing of the Canoe is a life skills curriculum for youth that uses culture to prevent substance abuse and connect youth to community and culture. Come and learn how to adapt and implement this tribally developed curriculum. For more information, visit the Healing of the Canoe website, send an email or call Lisa Rey Thomas at (206) 473-9692.

Healing of the Canoe Curriculum Trainings