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Project SAFER

Journal Publications

Ren, H., Cheah, C. S. L., Zong, X., Wang, S., Cho, H. S., Wang, C., & Xue, X. (in press). Age-varying associations between Chinese American parents’ racial-ethnic socialization and children’s difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic. Asian American Journal of Psychology.

Zong, X., Cheah C. S. L., & Ren, H. (2021). Chinese American adolescents’ experiences of COVID-19-related racial discrimination and anxiety: Person-centered and intersectional approaches. Journal of Research on Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1111/jora.12696

Cheah, C. S. L., Zong, X., Cho, H. S., Ren. H., Wang, S., Xue, X., & Wang, C. (2021). Chinese American adolescents’ experiences of COVID-19 racial discrimination: Risk and protective factors for internalizing difficulties. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 10.1037/cdp0000498. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000498

Cheah, C. S. L., Wang, C., Ren, H., Zong, X., Cho, H. S., & Xue, X. (2020). COVID-19 racism and mental health in Chinese American families. Pediatrics. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2020-021816

Infographic: COVID-19 racism impacts the mental health of Chinese American families

Conference Presentations

National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference

Cheah, C. S. L. (2021, November). Racism and adjustment of Asian American families and children during the COVID-19 pandemic. National Council on Family Relations Annual Conference. Special Session: Asian American Experiences of the Pandemic: Challenges and Ways to Nurture Hope and Cultivate Family Resiliency Amidst COVID-19.

American Psychological Association Annual Convention 

Cheah, C. S. L., Zong, X., Cho, H. S., Ren, H., Wang, S., Xue, X. & Wang, C. (2021, August). Chinese American adolescents’ experiences of racial discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention.

Wang, C., Cheah, C. S. L., Liu, J., & Cheong, Y. (2021, August). Creating a safe environment for Asian American elementary school students during COVID-19. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention.

Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting

Cheah, C. S. L., Ren, H., Zong, X., Wang, S., Cho, H. S., & Xue, X. (2021, April). Chinese American parents’ racial-ethnic socialization profiles during the COVID-19 pandemic. In C. Liu (Chair), COVID-19 based discrimination and economic stress on psychosocial and health risks in children [Symposium]. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2021 Biennial Meeting, virtual.

Cho, H. S., Cheah, C. S. L., Zong, X., Ren, H., Gursoy, H., & Schmidt, C. (2021, April). COVID-19 online racial discrimination and Chinese-American youth’s anxiety: The moderating role of ethnic-racial identity. In M. Kim (Chair), Identity exploration, discrimination, and information access among diverse youth and families during COVID-19 [Symposium]. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2021 Biennial Meeting, virtual.

Ren, H., Cheah, C. S. L., Wang, S., Cho, H. S., Zong, X., & Wang, C. (2021, April). Age-varying associations between Chinese American parents’ racial-ethnic socialization and children’s difficulties during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In J. Borelli (Chair), Parent-child relationships during COVID-19: Intersectional themes across development, culture, and race [Symposium]. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2021 Biennial Meeting, virtual.

Zhang, B., Cheah, C. S. L., & Zong, X. (2021, April). Racial discrimination and adolescents’ externalizing problems during COVID-19: Parental ethnic-racial socialization practices as moderators. In V. Raval (Chair), Ethnic/racial socialization, activism, and adjustment in Asian American families navigating COVID-19 and racism pandemics [Symposium]. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development 2021 Biennial Meeting, virtual.

Society for Couple and Family Psychology Meeting

Cheah, C. S. L. (2021, August). Asian American families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Div. 43 Invited Presidential Expert Panel on Diverse Families. Contemporary Couples and Families in Trying Times: Grappling with Pandemic Life, Racial Strife, and Financial Struggles.

Presentation to State Organizations

Cheah, C. S. L. (2021, June). Asian American families’ experiences with racism and racial discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic. Invited Panelist on “The Uptick in Anti-Asian Hate Crimes, Domestic Violence within the Community, Immigrant Health, and Advocacy.” The 2021 Maryland Violence and Injury Prevention Virtual Forum.

Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race

Cheah, C. S. L. (2021, June). With Tummala-Narra, U., Chavez, N., & Thelamour, B. (Moderator: Richard Lee). Plenary Panel Session: Immigration and Xenophobia. APA 2021 Div, 45 Conference.

The Italian Association of Psychology

Cheah, C. S. L. (2020, September). The racism pandemic against Asians during COVID-19: A focus on Chinese families in the U.S. Keynote Address at the COVID-19 Emergency. Evolutionary and Educational Effects, Section of Developmental and Educational Psychology: The Italian Association of Psychology, Bari, Italy [online].

Panels

Cheah, C. S. L. (2021, September). With Wu, J. T.-C., Tran, V. C. Panel on Anti-Asian Racism & Solidarities of Resistance. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Event Series. Carnegie Mellon University, PA, U.S.A.

Cheah, C. S. L. (2021, May). Asian American families’ experiences with racism and racial discrimination during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for parenting, identity, and mental health. Invited Address in the College of Education, Towson University, MD, U.S.A.

Subrahmanyam, K. & Cheah, C. S. L. (2021, April). Addressing education inequities exacerbated by COVID-19: From SOTE briefs to education policy research agendas: Asian American children. With Bogan, E., Lara, G. D., Poteat, P., Subrahmanyam, K., Sarche, M., & Barnes-Najor, J. V. Invited Conversation Roundtable at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, virtual.