Support for AAPI Community Following Targeted Mass Shootings
Please take the time to check in with these individuals, support them, and provide resources as needed.
This information is being provided by the Colorado School Safety Resource Center.
While this time of year should be a period of celebrating the Lunar New Year for Asian Americans, the recent tragic events in California involving largely populated Asian American communities is a grim reminder that mass shootings are still a very real possibility that can hit even during the best of times.
Much like previous targeted violent events that affected Asian American communities, the recent shootings have the potential to create fear, anxiety and grief for Asian Americans here in Colorado. Asian Americans in our state represent over 21 Asian countries of origin. While these incidents are still under investigation and they have not yet been described as hate crimes by officials, there is no doubt that the shootings have a high and global impact on AAPI communities throughout the nation, including the state of Colorado.
Please take the time to check in with these individuals, support them, and provide resources as needed. Here are some resources that may be helpful to share:
Here are some resources that may be helpful to share:
- Asian American and Pacific Island (NAMI resources): https://www.nami.org/Your-Journey/Identity-and-Cultural-Dimensions/Asian-American-and-Pacific-Islander
- Asian Pacific Development Center (services and resources in Aurora, CO): https://www.apdc.org/
- Mental Health Tips for Schools After a Violent Event (CSSRC): https://cssrc.colorado.gov/mental-health-tips-for-schools-after-a-violent-event
- Supporting Asian, American, and Pacific Islander Students and Families: Tips for Educators in K-12 Settings (NASP school resources): https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/diversity-and-social-justice/social-justice/supporting-asian-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-students-and-families-tips-for-educators-in-k%E2%80%9312-settings
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