Women who are participating in our study will be compensated $20 for each session as well as for each evaluation session. We also provide transportation costs per session. If you are interested in participating in the study, please call us at (617) 358-5148 or email us at

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What is AWARE ?

AWARE grew out of stories we heard from Asian-American young women – diverse individuals who are traversing two worlds (the mainstream American culture and their parents’ culture) while navigating the challenges of young adulthood.  Despite the adversities many of them have faced and their ongoing struggles, they are a group of vibrant, complex individuals with significant strengths.  Our work is dedicated to the women we’ve interviewed, as well as all Asian-American young women, with the hope that they will grasp their inherent worth and beauty, as well as grow in resilience and empowerment.

We would like Chinese-American, Vietnamese-American or Korean-American women to participate in a clinical trial to develop the full AWARE intervention by participating in a group psychotherapy intervention with other Asian-American women. Sessions will integrate the issues of culture, family, and gender which speak to Asian-American women. The essence of this treatment will highlight safety, empowerment, and will help participants develop coping skills.

To learn more about  the AWARE study, click here.


To qualify to participate in our study, you must be…

  • An unmarried woman
  • 18 to 35 years of age
  • A child of an immigrant family ( Be of 1.5 or 2nd generation)
  • Chinese, Vietnamese, or Korean


How can I get involved?

If you have any questions that are not addressed in our Frequently Asked Questions section and are interested in participating in the study, please call us at (617) 358-5148 or email us at  We will screen you over the phone to see if you meet the first round of criteria.  If you meet the first round of criteria, we will invite you to come for the evaluation to determine the second round of criteria.  If you meet both criteria, you will be able to participate in the AWARE study.

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