“Words can be Weapons”
Shockingly tragic acts of youth violence are on the rise in China. In recent years, the number of juvenile criminals sentenced by courts more than doubled even when the population of youth was dropping. An even lesser known finding is that in China, childhood verbal abuse has a strong link to adolescent delinquency.
The Center for Psychological Research, Shenyang and Ogilvy & Mather Beijing have joined hands to launch a creative campaign that raises Chinese public awareness of the serious and detrimental effects of verbal abuse.
In China, verbal child abuse is a taboo topic that is not widely discussed nor easily detected. To help Chinese parents and guardians see the real-life, destructive consequences of verbal abuse, Ogilvy & Mather told the backstories of six juvenile offenders in Shenyang Detention Center, who are serving time for serious crimes like murder and assault. Each teen spoke candidly about the scarring words that their parents and caretakers said to them as children.
To see how these words were transformed into weapons, watch the video:
Visit the “Words can be Weapons” microsite:www.wordscanbeweapons.com
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Thank you, Bay Area! Thanks to your enormous compassion and generosity to making donations to “KTSF Cares: Typhoon Haiyan Relief”! Please note that we are no longer accepting donations for this campaign. If you have any questions regarding KTSF Cares, please contact Mina Li, KTSF’s Associate Director of Public Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finding a job in the current economy can be very difficult, especially for the new immigrant who experiences language and culture barriers. But there is help, Charity Cultural Services Center, a non-profit organization located in San Francisco’s Chinatown, is dedicated to helping new immigrants with their job search.
Charity Cultural Services Center (CCSC), which is a non-profit organization, has been serving the Asian American, low-income immigrant community for 30 years. Their mission is to empower the less fortunate by providing educational tools that will enable them to develop basic skills and competencies to become more valuable and productive in the current professional world. Generally, CCSC offers four training programs, including Chinese Cooking, an Asian Apprenticeship Training Program, Western Cooking, and Bartending classes.
In the past three decades, CCSC has been helping many new immigrants find a job and get back to work. For example, Mr. Sun, who worked as an engineer for more than 10 years, lost his job in 2008 during the recession, and his second daughter was just born at that time. Mr. Sun tried hard to find a new job, but his phone never rang, and he couldn’t seem to get back to work. Fortunately, things started to change when Mr. Sun found CCSC. With CCSC’s help, he joined the Apprenticeship Training program and learned the hands-on skills and knowledge for working in the field. Finally, he successfully got a new job in the construction industry.
According to Mr. Sun’s story, we can see how new immigrants and job seekers can benefit from CCSC’s training programs and job search services. However, due to government budget cuts, CCSC is also struggling with a very serious financial hardship. And that’s why they need our help. To maintain their services and training programs, they can’t just rely on government funding; they need community support. KTSF Cares is happy to announce that we’re now accepting donations on behalf of CCSC. Please mail your donations to: KTSF Cares, 100 Valley Drive, Brisbane, CA 94005, and make your check payable to: CCSC. All donations are tax deductible.
A little help can make a big difference in our community. Let’s help CCSC to fulfill their mission by making a donation today.
A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the city of Ya’an, China on April 20th. Many lost their loved ones, their houses and even their lives in this devastating event. Now the victims need our help, beyond their immediate needs, it’s also important for us to contribute and assist in the long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts.
It’s time for us to show our support. Here’s how you can help:
In partnership with Tzu Chi, a non-profit community organization, KTSF Cares is now accepting donations for Ya’an earthquake victims. Please mail your donations to: KTSF Cares, 100 Valley Drive, Brisbane, CA 94005, and make your check payable to: Tzu Chi. This fundraising event will run through the end of May, so please act now and donate whatever you can easily afford to the China Ya’an earthquake victims. A little help can make a big difference. All donations are tax deductible and KTSF will match total donations made, up to $2,000.
If you have any questions regarding KTSF Cares, please contact Mina Li, KTSF’s Associate Director of Public Affairs, at email@example.com.
For more than 100 years, the 501c3 non-profit organization Gum Moon Women’s Residence has served the ever-changing needs and developments of the Asian immigrant community in the San Francisco Bay Area. Gum Moon and Asian Women’s Resource Center are projects of the Methodist Church established to address the unmet needs of women and children in geographic and social transition. In providing a safe sanctuary to live in and programs that develop life skills, Gum Moon empowers these individuals, fostering stability, self-reliance, self-determination, and full access to opportunity.
Here is a Gum Moon Women’s Residence story: Baoping Zhang came to Modesto, California with her husband to visit his family. However, her visit turned into a nightmare. Her husband took their 5-month-old baby daughter and kicked her out of the house. With the help of Gum Moon Women’s Residence, she received food and lodging, and finally won back custody of her daughter. Please support the good work of Gum Moon. Please mail your donation to: KTSF Cares, 100 Valley Drive, Brisbane, CA 94005. All donations are tax deductible and KTSF will match total donations made, up to $3000.
On August 24, 2011, the Sun family was driving in San Francisco’s Silver Terrace neighborhood at Bacon and Bay Shore when their car was struck by another vehicle whose driver is suspected of running a red light. The husband, Kent Sun, who was driving the car at the time, suffered serious injuries and slipped into a coma. Kent’s wife, Elaine Tan, and their 3-year-old son were badly injured. The family was presented with the option of discontinuing Kent’s life support but they didn’t want to make that very difficult decision at the time and said they were “hoping for a miracle.” Unfortunately, Kent passed away on September 25, 2011. Kent Sun ran a small business in Chinatown. After the accident, his family lost their primary means of support. “KTSF Cares” is accepting donations on behalf of the family and has received over $60,000 as of October 12, 2011.
After the Japan earthquake and tsunami in early March 2011, “KTSF Cares” immediately went to work to assist the victims of this devastating event. Partnering with Tzu Chi, a community non-profit organization, “KTSF Cares” successfully raised over $25,000. This included a $5,000.00 donation from KTSF.
In January 2011, a female souvenir shop owner at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf was fatally shot by a neighboring business owner. Her name was Feng Ping Ou, and she was survived by her husband, Jing Wei Chen, and their two month old baby girl, Shanee Chen. Several months earlier, Mr. Chen had been laid off from his construction job and so beyond the loss of his wife, the tragedy also cost them their only means of income. “KTSF Cares” immediately created a Public Service Announcement to ask the community for their help in providing monetary donations for Mr. Chen and his daughter. To encourage donations, KTSF provided a matching donation for the first $3000. The campaign successfully raised nearly $60,000.