Parenting Needs of Chinese Parents of Children with Autism from America, Macau, and Taiwan
Hsu-Min Chiang, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Macau
Moderated by: Qin Gao, Professor of Social Policy and Social Work; Director, China Center for Social Policy
Many studies have focused on parenting stress in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and high parenting stress in these parents is commonly reported. But limited studies have focused on parenting needs in parents of children with ASD, especially Chinese parents. Different parenting styles can be found in different cultures and different cultures may result in different parenting needs. In this lecture, Dr. Hsu-Min Chiang will present her study focusing on the needs of parents of children with ASD in the United States, Macau, and Taiwan in support services to help them reduce parenting stress and improve their children’s functioning. The audience will learn about these parents’ needs and the differences between Chinese American parents and non-American Chinese parents in support services. She will also share her clinical experiences and some practical strategies when providing support to Chinese parents across different countries.
Cosponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, the Columbia China Center for Social Policy, and the Columbia School of Social Work