‘Wellness Seminar for Family’ for the Korean Community Successfully Concluded, Co-hosted by AADAP Inc and the Korean Education Center in LA

By July 1, 2024No Comments

Los Angeles, CA – The ‘Family Health Seminar’, jointly hosted by AADAP, Inc (Asian American Drug Abuse Program) and the Korean Education Center in Los Angeles (KECLA, President Jeonhoon Kang), was successfully held on Wednesday June 12th. The seminar took place at the Immigration History Exhibition Hall on the first floor of the Korean Education Center in LA, drawing around 100 participants who received education and practical tools to maintain a healthy family life.

This event was conducted in collaboration with various non-profit organizations (Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC), Korean American Family Service (KFAM) and the Social Model Recovery Systems) active in the LA area, covering a range of topics including drug use prevention education for adolescents, psychotherapy, and addiction medicine. Particularly notable was the panel featuring experts, which garnered significant attention for its introduction of strategies toprevent illegal drug misuse among youth and methods for positive communication across generations.

<Seminar Expert Panelists>

Dr. Kay Kim PsyD, LMFT
Dr. David Jiseung Yoon Preventive and Addiction Medicine Expert
Dr. Gilmore Chung Internal Medicine Physician
Ruth M. Morales Community Outreach Specialist at the DEA Los Angeles Field Division

The event discussed and shared specific coping methods and professional support programs to help Korean families overcome various challenges such as crime and drugs. Kimbap, prizes, and giveaways were provided to the participants, all contributing significantly to a sense of community solidarity and information sharing. This seminar was meaningful in that it laid the groundwork for solving issues in Korean families and building positive family relationships.

Dean Nakanishi, CEO of AADAP, remarked, “We appreciate KECLA and their partnership in putting on this valuable event. We need more in-language outreach events for Korean andother Asian communities. This is one way to overcome many of the hidden struggles that our communities face everyday. This was a community-driven effort that had the support of important institutions like KECLA. The Korean Media and churches for helping raise awareness, the experts for providing valuable information and the nonprofits for sharing their resources. We want to work with more communities to replicate the success of this event.” .


Jeonhoon Kang, President of KECLA, stated, “I was surprised by the high level of concern about drugs and drug addiction within the Korean community. The attendance of nearly 100 people and the success of this seminar have sparked a deep awareness in drugs and drug addiction. Through the adult education programs at KECLA, we will actively explore ways to ponder and educate on the prevention of drug and substance abuse issues.”

Korean Education Center in LA: https://www.kecla.org/us/about/welcome/