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    Stanford CHIPAO

    Communication Health Interactive for Parents of Adolescents and Others
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    SF Chronicle "Theater becomes therapy to help South Bay Asian American Parents understand their kids"

    August 10, 2019

    KTSF 26 Silent Storm - Chinese American Youth Mental Health

    September 13, 2018

    KQED "Stanford Psychiatrists Take to the Stage"

    May 18, 2017

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    American Psychiatric Association(APA) Annual Meeting


    Symposium on Stanford CHIPAO Workshops

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    San Ramon Dougherty Valley High School


    CHIPAO presentation at San Ramon Dougherty Valley High School

    RAMS API Youth and Mental Health Conference


    Conference for Professionals with a focus on Asian Pacific Youth and Mental Health 

    San Francisco, CA 

    Stanford Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds


    "Developing Stanford CHIPAO-Theatrical Vignettes as Educational Tool for Community Outreach" 

    Stanford, CA

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    Our Team


    We are Stanford psychiatrists and community partners of varied interests and experiences, coming together with the passion of reaching out to our communities to promote physical and mental well being, especially in the context of managing adolescent stressors and furthering parent-child relationships for a better future.

    Who We Are

    CHIPAO was founded by faculty, staff, and students in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in response to a series of adolescent suicides in the Palo Alto Unified School District from 2009 to 2015. In 2015, four of the four completed suicides were by Chinese-American students, which directly impacted the Asian community. Our aim is to join hands with community partners to hold workshops that employ theatrical vignettes and audience participation to help Asian-American families in the greater Bay Area understand the challenges faced by adolescents, including the possible impact of cultural expectations about success and mental health.  Through the workshops, we aim to help families communicate more effectively about difficult topics and ultimately improve the well-being of families. ​[Click here] to find out more!