Redeemer Counseling Newsletter
The Covid-19 pandemic has intensified anti-Asian violence across the country, sending tremors of fear through Asian-American communities. 1 in 5 Asian-Americans who have experienced racism display racialized trauma, but because of cultural expectations to maintain collective harmony, they may not be as vocal about their pain. Internalized racism, especially when it is suppressed, can result in feelings of shame surrounding being Asian, leading to a crisis in identity.
As caregivers, pastors, and leaders, how you respond to Asian-American trauma and begin to make room for them to process these issues, can be crucial in helping them heal and find their place. Some Asian-Americans may be surrounded by a white congregation at church, and find it hard to express themselves regarding their racial issues. To a community used to feeling unseen and unheard, you can model how God knows them, values them and hears them. This month’s tool will give you insights to counsel the Asian-American community and empower their unique voice.
Charlene Wang, Counselor, M.Ed.
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As caregivers, pastors, and leaders, how you respond to Asian-American trauma and begin to make room for them to process these issues, can be crucial in helping them heal and find their place.
This fall, Redeemer Counseling is offering remote group counseling called Empowering Your Asian-American Voice. The primary goal of the group is for Asian Americans to process their identity and experience with racial trauma. The group begins on Thursday, September 30th from 7:30 - 9:00PM and runs for seven sessions.
Discover other group counseling offerings here.