The University of Maryland, along with Dr. Cixin Wang and Dr. Rashawn Ray, has partnered with AT&T to develop the Terrapin Upstander Program, an anti-bullying effort aimed at analyzing the causes of bullying and implementing tools and resources to help prevent it, both online and off in alignment with National Bullying Prevention Month. Take a look here to see what it's all about!
Congratulations to Diksha Bali and Mazneen Havewala for winning the APA Division 48 Small Grant!
This small grant program is for research, education, and community projects in peace psychology. The title of their project is "Peace and Healthy Relationships in the Family: Applied Workshops and Evaluations in Context of the Indian COVID-19 Crisis". Diksha and Mazneen will provide parenting workshops to promote peace and healthy relationships within the family unit in India.
Congratulations to Mazneen Havewala for winning the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Doctoral Students Research Grant!
This is for her project titled "Examining the Effectiveness of YMHFA Among Asian Americans: A Randomized-Controlled Trial". The research aims to understand the effects of Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) training among Asian American parents who have adolescent children between the ages of 11 and 20. Check her out on the MHFA website!
Their reserach examines how the experience of anti-Asian sentiment and discrimination informs social identity development and civic engagement among Asian American parents and their adolescent children in times of COVID-19.