2018 Let’s Talk! Dallas

 
 

Thank you to everyone who joined us the for the 2018 Let’s Talk! Dallas Conference! We were immensely blessed and will be providing a report of the conference soon!

 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

KCUMC (달라스 중앙연합 감리교회)

3800 Carbon Rd, Irving, TX 75038

We’re inviting Korean American parents, middle and high school students, and youth group leaders in the Dallas area to this all-day event full of workshops and activities addressing topics such as family communication, identity, career, and mental health. The opening keynote speech will be given by our MSG director, Dr. Josephine Kim from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and more details on the schedule and other speakers can be found below! 


Program

 

9-9:30 AM

9:30-10 AM

10-11 AM

11-12 PM

12-12:45 PM

12:45-2:15 PM

2:15-2:30 PM

2:30-3:30 PM

3:30-4 PM

Registration

Opening

Keynote Speech

Bilingual Panel

Lunch

Workshops

Break

Family Bonding Time

Closing


Keynote Speech

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BRIDGING THE CULTURAL GAP BETWEEN KOREAN PARENTS AND THEIR KOREAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN

About the Speaker: 

"Dr. Jo" is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who brings expertise on multicultural, mental health, and educational issues. She is the keynote speaker at numerous parent, teacher, counselor, and youth conferences in Asia and in the U.S. and is the author of two best-selling books in Korea "The secret to children's self-esteem" <우리아이자존감의비밀> and "Self-esteem in the classroom" <교실속자존감>.


Workshops

Parent Session: Parents, Do You Know the Secret to Your Child’s Self-Esteem?

Dr. Josephine Kim,   Ph.D., LMHC, NCC

Dr. Josephine Kim, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC

'Self-esteem' formed in childhood strengthens a child, leading to a life of success. This workshop will show parents why you should focus on self-esteem, what to do to increase your child's self-esteem, and what is the role of a genuinely wise parent. It will introduce specific parenting practices that parents can implement now.

 

Youth Leader Session: Church Leaders as First Responders: Crisis Management Working with Youth Students

Dr. Jason Kim   LPC-Supervisor Counselor and Director of NewLife Building Counseling  Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Psychology &amp; Counseling, Ph.D.

Dr. Jason Kim

LPC-Supervisor Counselor and Director of NewLife Building Counseling

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Psychology & Counseling, Ph.D.

Angie Kim   Counselor Ed &amp; Supervision, Ph.D. Candidate, Regent University  Wheaton College, Clinical Psychology, M.A.

Angie Kim

Counselor Ed & Supervision, Ph.D. Candidate, Regent University

Wheaton College, Clinical Psychology, M.A.

Joon Koh   Counseling, Ph.D. Candidate, Texas A&amp;M Commerce  Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Counseling, MABC

Joon Koh

Counseling, Ph.D. Candidate, Texas A&M Commerce

Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Counseling, MABC

In Korean-American society, church leaders often serve as first responders of personal crises and act as gatekeepers who identify and address mental health challenges. The session will help church leaders understand various types of crises, identify risk and reasons for behavioral health referral, and learn how to normalize and de-stigmatize mental health issues in the church. This will lead to a discussion for youth leaders to share current challenges and to engage in vulnerable conversations to support one another.

 

Youth Session 1: Communicating with Parents

Dr. Samuel Kim   Assistant Professor at Texas Woman's University  Georgia State University, School Psychology, M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Samuel Kim

Assistant Professor at Texas Woman's University

Georgia State University, School Psychology, M.Ed., Ed.S., Ph.D.

Lillian Park-Kang   Director of Lifecare Services at Korean Church of Dallas  Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern  Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Counseling, MABC

Lillian Park-Kang

Director of Lifecare Services at Korean Church of Dallas

Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern

Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Counseling, MABC

Sally Kim   P-Card Administrator  Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Counseling, MABC

Sally Kim

P-Card Administrator

Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Counseling, MABC

Sometimes parents can seem like they’re so far away, having grown up in a different culture, country, and time. In our presentation, we’ll talk about the successes and challenges in communicating with our parents and share some tools on how to communicate our feelings to parents more effectively. We’ll also spend some time talking about the world they grew up in so that they won’t feel a generation apart but just across the kitchen table.

 

Youth Session 2: Looking forward: College/Career Decisions

Cathy Kang   CEO, MSG   College of William &amp; Mary, English/French, B.A.  Harvard Graduate School of Education, Human Development and Psychology, Ed.M.

Cathy Kang

CEO, MSG
College of William & Mary, English/French, B.A.

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Human Development and Psychology, Ed.M.

Samuel Ko   Academic Director, Lexington Prep School  Boston College, Applied Psychology &amp; Human Development, English, B.A.  Harvard Divinity School, Religion, Literature, and Culture, MTS

Samuel Ko

Academic Director, Lexington Prep School

Boston College, Applied Psychology & Human Development, English, B.A.

Harvard Divinity School, Religion, Literature, and Culture, MTS

While many Korean American students pursue post-secondary education, many go to college not fully aware of the struggles of entering a new environment. With added pressures of adjusting to academics and deciding on career paths, many express fears of finding a community. This session will review multiple facets of the college experience as a Korean American and provide a space for students to reflect and dialogue with others.

 

Youth Session 3: Inside Out: Explore Your Beauty  Within

Sharon Kim   CIO, MSG  Seoul National University, English Language and Literature, B.A.  Harvard Graduate School of Education , International Ed. Policy, Ed.M.

Sharon Kim

CIO, MSG

Seoul National University, English Language and Literature, B.A.

Harvard Graduate School of Education , International Ed. Policy, Ed.M.

Christina Lee   Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. Candidate, New York University  Wellesley College, Psychology, B.A.  Harvard Graduate School of Education, Prevention Science &amp; Practice, Ed.M.

Christina Lee

Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. Candidate, New York University

Wellesley College, Psychology, B.A.

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Prevention Science & Practice, Ed.M.

Love Ko   Clinical Research Coordinator, UT Southwestern Medical Center  Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Counseling, MABC

Love Ko

Clinical Research Coordinator, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas Theological Seminary, Biblical Counseling, MABC

Female students only. In this session, we will explore messages regarding female beauty and self-worth we often hear from popular culture and the effects they can have on us. Through various activities and small group discussions, we will unpack those messages and explore how to thrive spiritually and emotionally in a world where beauty is measured solely by outward appearance.

 

Youth Session 4: Examining Our Masculinity: Uncovering the Mask We Live in

Pastor David Jung   Lead Pastor, New Hope Community Church, Virginia  Liberty Baptist Theological University, Religious Education, Arts &amp; Religion, M.Div

Pastor David Jung

Lead Pastor, New Hope Community Church, Virginia

Liberty Baptist Theological University, Religious Education, Arts & Religion, M.Div

JK (Jong Kwan) Park   Professional School Guidance Counselor, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School  Grove City College, Psychology and Sociology, B.A.  Boston College, Counseling Psychology, M.A.

JK (Jong Kwan) Park

Professional School Guidance Counselor, Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

Grove City College, Psychology and Sociology, B.A.

Boston College, Counseling Psychology, M.A.

Male students only. American novelist and social critic James Baldwin once said: “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” During this workshop, we will begin facing the distortions, misinformation, and lies that limit our understanding of masculinity. We invite you to critically examine factors that contribute to this by participating in honest conversations and activities as well as through viewing thought-provoking videos. Join us as we begin uncovering the mask we live in and lean in to process of redefining a more holistic view on masculinity.