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Activities for Families with Teens 12-15

For families with teens who are 12-15, participating in the BOBA Project involves the following online activities:

Click on one of the buttons above or see below to view more information about each activity. 

For these families, we received additional funding to make the BOBA Project a 3 year initiative, which means we will invite your family to do these activities again once a year for up to 3 years. This is so our team can get to know your family better and understand how your perspectives may change over time. 

Families will receive up to $120 and BOBA-related prizes for their participation.

1. Surveys

Teens and their parents/guardians will both complete two 30-minute surveys (1 hour total). In the surveys, we will ask you questions about your opinions, life experiences, relationships, identity, and health and wellbeing. 

 

Survey responses will be stored in a secure server and we will not share your answers to these surveys with anyone outside of our project team, including your family members. 

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2. Parent-Teen Virtual Activity Session

After completing the two surveys, teens and their parents/guardians will do a virtual activity session together over Zoom. This session takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

 

In the session, teens and their parents/guardians will do a guided conversation activity facilitated by one of our research staff. We will show you three scenarios related to Asian/Asian American identity and ask you both to share with each other what you would do if you were to encounter such a situation. Through this guided conversation activity, you will be able to learn more about each others' perspectives and we can hear about your experiences as Asian/Asian American teens and/or parents/guardians.

The session will be video and audio recorded. The recordings will be stored securely on our server at Brigham and Women's Hospital and can only be viewed by our project team. 

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To prepare for this session:

  • Make sure you have Zoom downloaded on your computer and have a stable internet connection.

  • Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can participate without interruptions.

  • Locate a setting where you feel comfortable turning off any Zoom backgrounds (including blurred backgrounds). This is so we can see both of your faces clearly during the session. 

  • Make sure both of you can be within view of the camera (e.g., sit side-by-side in-person if possible) 

  • Get to know who will be running your session here

3.  Follow-up Feedback Survey

A week after the virtual activity session, we will follow up with teens and their parents/guardians with a short follow-up feedback survey. This survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

 

We will ask both of you to share how the session went for you and ask questions about conversations that you may have had after you finished your session.

Survey responses will be stored in a secure server and we will not share your answers to these surveys with anyone outside of our project team, including your family members. 

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4.  Virtual Activity Session with a Friend (Peer Session)

After completing the session with their parent/guardian, teens will be asked to invite an Asian American friend to do another 1-hour peer virtual activity session over Zoom.

 

The format will be similar to the parent-teen session: we will show you and your friend four scenarios related to Asian/Asian American identity and ask you both to share with each other what you would do if you were to encounter such a situation. Through this guided conversation activity, you will be able to learn more about each others' perspectives and we can hear about your experiences as Asian/Asian American teens. Note that you do not have to be in the same physical location as your friend to participate in the session together. 

The session will be video and audio recorded. The recordings will be stored securely on our server at Brigham and Women's Hospital and can only be viewed by our project team. 

If you were asked to invite a friend, more information can be found about the peer session here.

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To prepare for this session:

  • Make sure you have Zoom downloaded on your computer and have a stable internet connection.

  • Find a quiet and comfortable space where you can participate without interruptions.

  • Locate a setting where you feel comfortable turning off any Zoom backgrounds (including blurred backgrounds). This is so we can see both of your faces clearly during the session. 

  • Make sure both of you can be within view of the camera (e.g., sit side-by-side in-person if possible or have your face in the center of the frame) 

  • Get to know who will be running your session here

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