City of Albuquerque
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File #: R-21-150   
Type: Resolution Status: In Council - Consent Agenda
File created: 4/5/2021 In control: City Council
Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Adjusting Fiscal Year 2021 General Fund Appropriations To Provide For Additional Support For The Pan-Asian Student Community; And Approving A Supplemental Agreement With The NM Asian Family Center For Administration Of The Program (Sena)
Attachments: 1. R-150
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FOURTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-21-150 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Lan Sena


RESOLUTION
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Adjusting Fiscal Year 2021 General Fund Appropriations To Provide For Additional Support For The Pan-Asian Student Community; And Approving A Supplemental Agreement With The NM Asian Family Center For Administration Of The Program (Sena)
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WHEREAS, there has been recent increase in violence against Asian-Americans due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, including Asian-American students of all ages; and
WHEREAS, In 2011, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), identified suicide as the second leading cause of death among 12-18 year olds; and
WHEREAS, National data from the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System reported that 8.0% of American youth had at least one suicide attempt within the twelve months preceding the survey; comparatively, 11.8% of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) youth and 9.5% of Asian American (AA) youth had at least one suicide attempt; and
WHEREAS, among males, Asians were the most likely to attempt suicide compared to other groups; and similar pattern was seen for feeling sad or helpless almost every day for two or more weeks in a row; and
WHEREAS, AA and NHPI youth may be susceptible to different risks than other racial/ethnic groups; such as ethnic and cultural socialization or orientation, poverty, education related stress, familialism, discrimination, and acculturation that can take root at a young age, affecting mental health outcomes. Additionally, cultural socialization and unique life experiences specific to AA and NHPI populations can also promote resilience and serve as protective factors against suicide; and
WHEREAS, the NM Asian Family Center provides culturally sensitive programs and services focused on families and youth, to help create a Pan-Asian community that advocates for and supports itself; and
WHEREAS, the NM ...

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