Young, Gifted and @ Risk, Stanford 2015, Conference Live Blog
November 20, 2015, 4:14 PM PT
November 20, 2015, 3:23 PM PT
November 20, 2015, 12:13 PM PT
November 20, 2015, 12:10 PM PT
Now discussing the benefits of group therapy, and listening to Stanford Native American students’ projects voicing their experiences. Our current presenter says that in many Native-American communities, suicide isn’t viewed as an individual’s problem–it is viewed as a community problem.
November 20, 2015, 11:30 AM PT
November 20, 2015, 11:06 AM PT
Dr. Jean Tsai, a professor of Psychology at Stanford University, discusses affective states in European cultures vs. Asian cultures. She shows that in some Asian cultures, happiness is perceived more as a calm, serene state, whereas in many European cultures, happiness is perceived as more energized and exciting states.
November 20, 2015, 10:15 AM PT
At 10:15PT, a panel consisting of Byron Cliff, Daphne Watkins, Ph. D., and Teresa LaFromboise arrived on stage to discuss strategies moving forward to support the mental health and academic success of students of color.
November 20, 2015, 9:55 AM PT
Byron D. Cliff, Ph. D., President of San Jose City College, discusses the importance of community college. 10.1M students currently enrolled in community college. He discussed the “California Master Plan” model for college. The master plan accounted for three major systems: the community college system, the CSU system, and the UC system. The community college system emphasizes job training and maximizing the efficacy of students after graduating. It offers programs to help students navigate economic shifts, positive or negative. The program’s emphasis on workforce development to help its students enter into middle-level jobs at consistently increasing rates.
November 20, 2015, 9:44 AM PT
The “Young, Gifted, and @ Risk” conference commenced on Friday at 9:20AM at Stanford University, with opening remarks given by the president of the Steve Fund, Evan M. Rose.
From the opening remarks
“Ask about Steve” is a personal issue. “Mental health is extremely stigmatized.” “I joked with Steve, and played with Steve.” “Stigma takes away personhood, and we encourage you to discuss mental health on an open and honest level, so that we can get to the root of the problem and foster a more progress-oriented environment.” -Evan Rose
We aspire to belonging and authentic presence. –Laura Roberts, M.D., M.A., McCormick Memorial Professor and Chair of Psychiatry, Stanford University
“Institution may not be structured to allow effective care for all of its members.” –Linda Darling-Hammond, Ed. D., Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emerita; Faculty Director, Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education; Stanford University: Symposium Moderator
“Young Black Men, Masculinities, and Mental Health Project,” was a Facebook based mental health education and social support group for young men of color run by Daphne Watkins Ph. D. Those who participated in the Facebook group showed lower levels of depression.
“Most universities cannot claim success when it comes to serving the needs of Native-American students.” -Teresa LaFromboise, Ph. D., Professor of Education (Stanford University).