Join us for a virtual workshop series on the mental health needs of Southeast Asian Americans in Butte County, CA

SEARAC is joining the Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County and the California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC) for a series of four virtual workshops on the mental health needs of Hmong Americans in California.
The series will include two listening sessions and two local advocacy events. Community participants from Butte County will receive a $50 Visa gift card and a 50 lb bag of rice for joining these events.
The workshop series will be facilitated by psychologist Dr. Ghia Xiong. Dr. Xiong came as a refugee to the United States, first to Portland, OR, before his parents moved the family to Fresno, CA. He graduated with highest honors from California State University of Fresno and Alliant International University in the California School of Professional Psychology. He has presented on a number of Hmong topics and served as an expert witness relating to Hmong cultural, beliefs, and practices.
Full workshop descriptions and registration links are also listed below:

Local Advocacy Events

  • April 16, 2021 from 10am – 11:30am PST: Effective mental health engagement with the Hmong community. Do you live or work in Butte County in mental health systems that serve the Hmong community? Do you want to improve how you work with Hmong clients and community members in mental health settings? If you answered yes, join us to learn about Hmong cultural beliefs about illnesses and treatment, mental health services, and effective practices for rapport and engagement. *This event will be conducted in English with live interpretation in Hmong. REGISTER:


  • April 23, 2021 from 5pm – 6:30pm PST: Effective mental health advocacy for the Hmong community. Are you interested in learning how you can be more involved in shaping mental health services and improving access and quality of mental health care in your community? If you answered yes, join us to learn more about California’s mental health system, how the local government implements mental health funding, and effective skills and strategies so advocate for better mental health services in your community. *This event will be conducted in-language in Hmong only, with closed captioning in English. REGISTER: