WAVES Events Showcase

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Upcoming Events

Join Us in D.C. This Summer 
National Chinese American Mental Health Summit 
Summit Theme: Empowerment, Equity, Innovation
Part of the Chinese American Convention 2024

We are excited to announce that UCA WAVES will partner with the Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities (MHACC) and The MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness to present the National Chinese American Mental Health Summit at the Chinese American Convention 2024 in Washington DC! We look forward to welcoming you to our events during June 27-30!

Join our large and vibrant network of mental health professionals, community organizations, advocates, policy makers, and parents and youth to connect, learn, and get inspired! We will discuss important issues and trends impacting our community, learn about innovations and best practices in the field, and work together for better mental health for our AAPI families and youth!

Mental Health Summit Programs

Please take advantage of our Early Bird Registration rate(s) and reserve your tickets at your earliest convenience.

Early Registration Rates (Now Until April 15, 2024)

  • $175 Early Bird Registration w/o Gala Dinner for Youth
  • $275 Early Bird Registration with Gala Dinner for Youth
  • $295 Early Bird Registration w/o Gala Dinner
  • $395 Early Bird Registration with Gala Dinner

Regular Registration Rates (After Apr 15, 2024)

  • $150 Gala Dinner Only
  • $225 Regular Registration w/o Gala Dinner for Youth
  • $325 Regular Registration with Gala Dinner for Youth
  • $350 Regular Registration w/o Gala Dinner
  • $450 Regular Registration with Gala Dinner

The registration fee covers all youth and adults convention programs, two receptions, two luncheons, with/without Gala and Award Dinner of your choice. It does not include transportation and hotel accommodations. After you register, a welcome letter will be emailed to you, containing a link to book hotel rooms at UCA Convention group rate.

Apply for Community Showcase

We are accepting community showcase applications ( including the Youth Conference ). It will be a national platform for you to showcase the program you have been running and highlight your contributions to the community. It will also be a networking opportunity for you to connect with other leadings organizations in the AAPI mental health field.

In 2022, the convention invited about 60 organizations, 30 of which were youth organizations, to participate in the first ever Community Showcase throughout the weekend. Attendees visited the showcase hall where each organization had a designated table, providing opportunity to network and connect.

For this year’s 2024 convention, we hope to feature even more organizations. The information about your organizations or youth programs collected here is used solely to prepare for the convention.

Please submit your applications using the buttons provided below before April 30th, 2024.

Convention Sponsorship Opportunities

Your generous contributions and support will provide essential funding for UCA to organize and host a successful 2024 Chinese American Convention! It will also present a unique chance for your business and name to gain recognition on this national platform.

We are open to discuss different options to fit sponsors ‘ needs.

Past Events Showcase

UCA WAVES 主办:青少年心理健康急救员培训



Acting Together to Address Cultural Dilemmas in the Clinical Setting


The Social & Emotional Lives of Children and Adolescents

Youth Mental Health First Aid

In 2021, over 1,300 people attended five webinars we organized, and over 840 people located in all 50 states watched the recordings of the webinars.  The recordings can be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Amidst a rise of anti-Asian hate during the pandemic, we organized educational webinars, including a Self-Defense and Empowerment training and an Op-Ed writing workshop titled “Silent No More: We Rise Up and Write Up.” We supported the “One Book One World” book donation drive to Chicago public schools to promote awareness about Asian American history and narratives among children at an early age. The Youth Mental Health webinars conducted in 2020 drew over 3,000 participants from 40-plus states, and close to 90% were parents.

Since 2016, WAVES has served thousands of community members in the U.S. and abroad through “Asian Parents American Children,” a free, open series of mental health educational seminars. Youth Mental Health education sessions were offered at the 2016 and 2018 Chinese American Conventions.