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Parent / Caregiver Track

This track is intended for parents or caregivers of Asian or Pacific-Islander students. The registration fee for parents and caregivers will benefit this year’s and future Let’s Talk! Conferences. Thank you for your love and support for Asian and Pacific Islander students in your family!


Josephine Kim, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC

Conference Faculty Advisor

Josephine M. Kim, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC has a dual faculty appointment in the Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and in Prevention Science and Practice/CAS in Counseling programs at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Massachusetts and a National Certified Counselor whose clinical skills and experiences span many contexts including residential facilities, hospitals, community agencies, and public and private schools. She has provided expert consultation on multicultural, mental health, and educational issues to various media sources in Asia and in the U.S. and is USA Today's collegiate case study expert on school violence. She is an associated faculty member at the Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness at Massachusetts General Hospital and is a former resident fellow in the Administrative Fellowship Program through the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity at Harvard University. She is the keynote speaker at numerous parent, teacher, counselor, and youth conferences in Asia and in the U.S. and is the author of three best-sellers in Korea: The secret to children’s self-esteem (for parents), Self-esteem in the classroom (for teachers), and The father effect (for fathers).

Bridging the cultural gap between Asian-immigrant parents and their Asian-American children

AUDIENCE: Parents / Caregivers

“PLEASE, help me understand my child!" comes out of the mouth of most parents at one time or another, but when cultural differences between the East and West enter the mix, those words can become a cry of desperation. Let's Talk! presents a two-part session just for parents with renowned counselor and educator Dr. Josephine Kim who will share how cultural differences manifest in daily interactions between parents and children and what parents can do to protect children from life's stressors. Most importantly through this session, parents will learn that they are not alone

This two-part workshop will take place in Askwith Hall during both session times from 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM and 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM.