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Past Events

Eric Bruns

Child Mental Health Forum - Eric J. Bruns, Ph.D.

April 5, 2017

Wraparound Care Coordination for Youth with Complex Needs: Myths, Realities, and the Research Base Eric J. Bruns, Ph.D.University of Washington School of MedicineDepartment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Wraparound is a structured, team-based strategy for providing individualized care coordination for children and youth with complex behavioral health needs and their families. Despite widespread adoption and emerging evidence for positive child and system outcomes, the research base on Wraparound provides policy-makers, funders, and providers with inconsistent information in areas such a...
Early Childhood Policy Forum

Early Childhood Development: Statewide Policy Forum

March 30, 2017

To register, visit our Eventbrite page JUST RELEASED: Click here to download a PDF version of the policy brief- EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT: Implications for Policy, Systems and Practice If you have any questions...
Roberto Gonzales

Child Mental Health Forum - Roberto G. Gonzales, Ph.D.

March 1, 2017

Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America Roberto G. Gonzales, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of EducationHarvard Graduate School of Education This presentation draws on two longitudinal studies to examine the relationship between undocumented immigration status and mental and emotional health for young immigrants who grow up in the United States. In particular, it focuses on transitions from childhood to adolescence and young adulthood, as these young people exit the legally protected status of K-12 students and enter into adult roles that require legal status as the basis for parti...
Alice Carter

Child Mental Health Forum - Alice Carter, Ph.D.

February 1, 2017

Addressing Health Disparities in Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders Alice Carter, Ph.D.Professor, Department of PsychologyUniversity of Massachusetts Boston Dr. Carter will present findings from a screening initiative conducted in partnership with three Boston-based early intervention agencies that was initiated to address health disparities in age of ASD detection. Despite heightened emphasis on screening and early detection of ASD in pediatric and early education settings, children from marginalized and underprivileged demographic groups are less likely to receive ASD diagnose...
Blaise Aguirre

Child Mental Health Forum - Blaise Aguirre, M.D.

January 4, 2017

The Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) in the Treatment of Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Blaise Aguirre, M.D.Medical Director, McLean HospitalAssistant Professor of PsychiatryHarvard Medical School Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral treatment approach that emphasizes the development of four skill sets: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerance. DBT has been clinically tested and proven to be effective in adolescents and adults with borderline personality disorder and emerging borderline ...
Catherine Tamis-LeMonda

Child Mental Health Forum - Catherine Tamis-LeMonda, Ph.D.

December 7, 2016

Culture, Context and Communication in Parent-Child Interactions: Foundations to Child Learning and Development Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda, Ph.D.Professor of Applied PsychologySteinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human DevelopmentNew York University Parent-child interactions are a core conduit for children learning about their worlds and developing skills that are valued in their cultural communities. Parents from different ethnic backgrounds provide infants with unique social experiences that portend individual- and culture-specific patterns of development. A key way that parents convey...

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