ERIC Number: ED348433
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Challenge of High-Risk Asian Youth in the 90s: Conference Summary.
Asian Youth Substance Abuse Project, San Francisco, CA.
This paper summarizes the March 1990 conference of the Asian Youth Substance Abuse Project (AYSAP). The conference's goals were to increase the knowledge and awareness of the San Francisco (California) community regarding substance abuse problems among Asian Americans, establish a network of providers committed to interagency coordination of services to high-risk Asian American youth, and establish an Asian Youth Planning Group to begin planning systemic and coordinated strategies to address the growing needs of high-risk Asian American youth in San Francisco. Excerpts from presentations by two keynote speakers (C. Williams and K. Choy) and the luncheon speaker (J. Mirikitani) are provided. General sessions on current knowledge on Asian Americans and substance abuse, and the background and overview of the AYSAP and current data and trends are summarized. Summaries of the following five workshops are provided: (1) "Neighborhoods in Action"; (2) "Overcoming Cultural and Language Barriers in Service Delivery"; (3) "Impacting Local Policies Affecting Asians"; (4) "Innovative Asian Substance Abuse Models"; and (5) "Involving Families in Prevention and Intervention." An overview of the roundtable of the city department heads on meeting the challenge of high-risk Asian American youth is included, along with a list of the conference attendees. (RLC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Asian Americans, Conferences, Disadvantaged Youth, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Minority Group Children, Prevention, Program Development, Secondary School Students, Special Needs Students, Substance Abuse, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Asian Youth Substance Abuse Project, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: Asian Youth Substance Abuse Project CA; California (San Francisco); Language Minorities