As trusted leaders of the church, pastors are often the first responders to mental health problems among congregants. This may be because few Korean Americans use professional mental health services, due to language barriers, the lack of culturally sensitive mental health providers, stigma and shame surrounding mental health, and a lack of awareness about mental health disorders and services (Lee et al., 2008).Read More
Last month on August 24th, Dr. Josephine Kim was invited to speak at DKnet Radio '매일 그대와'. She spoke about the difficulties Korean American families face living in the United States as well as the importance of the Let's Talk! Dallas Conference that will be held on September 15th, 2018.
Please note that the broadcast is in Korean.Read More
A study conducted in 2009 on 20 Korean American adolescents aged 11 to 14 and their parents gives us a glimpse as to why Korean American children are stressed. The study found that the main sources of stress for them were: 1) peer relationships, 2) being treated differently or unfairly, 3) pressure to perform well academically, and 4) strained parent-child relationships.Read More