Please join the New York Regional Interagency Working Group in collaboration with the New York Public Library – Science, Industry and Business Library on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET for a Google+ Hangout discussion on effective means of dealing with bullying as a youth or young adult in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.
Every day, thousands of kids, teens, and young adults around the country are bullied. Data from the federal government shows that nearly one-third of all school-aged children are bullied each school year—upwards of 13 million students. Students involved in bullying are more likely to have challenges in school, to abuse drugs and alcohol, and to have health and mental health issues. Bullying in the AAPI community presents circumstances that can be complicated by linguistic, cultural, and religious barriers. More than half of AAPI students who reported being bullied at school indicated the bullying occurred in the classroom. In fact, AAPI students reported the highest rate of classroom bullying, 20 percent higher than any race or ethnic group.
The panel will include representatives from the New York Regional Offices of the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Justice – U.S. Attorney’s Office, and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Submit your questions for the Google+ Hangout through the link below and join the conversation on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Dr. Michelle S. Davis is Regional Health Administrator with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services New York Regional office.