Statement Against Racism and Violent Attacks on Asian American Community

The Center of Excellence for Immigrant Child Health and Wellbeing stands with our Asian American community and condemns the violence and heinous acts directed towards them.  The increased attacks in the Bay Area and the senseless murders in Atlanta are a reminder that white supremacy and racism continues to plague our country.  Throughout our nation’s history we have experienced xenophobic laws directed at the Asian American community, including the Chinese Exclusion Act, the internment of Japanese Americans during World War 2 and the appropriation of Native American/Pacific Islander lands.  In the past year, Asian American communities have been the target of political rhetoric by many labeling Covid-19 as “the Chinese virus.” This propaganda has fueled the recent trend of Asian American hate crimes that we are seeing in our communities, increasing fear and trauma.  Many rightfully continue to fear for their safety.  We stand with our Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues, patients, families and communities as we fight racism and xenophobia in the Bay Area and in our country.

Center of Excellence for Immigrant Child Health and Wellbeing

UCSF Responses: 

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital and the BCH Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council 

UCSF Statement on Anti-Asian Racially Motivated Attacks 

UCSF Asian Pacific American Systemwide Alliance (APASA) 

APASA’s statement   

Mental Health Resources:   

Asian American Psychological Association 

Asian Mental Health Collective 

Bridges Mental Health 

Each Mind Matters  

National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association 

NQAPIA- A Federation Of LGBTQ Asian American, South Asian, Southeast Asian And Pacific Islander Organizations  

UCSF Faculty and Staff Assistance Program

UCSF Student Health and Counseling

Safety and Reporting of Violence: 

Stop API Hate 

Tips for Parents on How to Speak to Kids About Racism

National Association of School Psychologists