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Past Events

Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

May 5, 2016

Mental Health.gov SAMHSA -- The 2016 national event will take place on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC, at The George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs’ Jack Morton Auditorium. The event—Awareness Day 2016: “Finding Help, Finding Hope.”—will explore how communities can increase access to behavioral health services and supports for children, youth, and young adults who experience mental or substance use disorders and their families. The event will be webcast live as a special edition...

Child Mental Health Forum - Jane Holmes Bernstein, PhD; Jennifer Turek Queally, PhD; Enrico Mezzacappa, MD

May 4, 2016

"Self-regulation in Children: From Research to Practice to Prevention" From Boston Children’s Hospital: Jane Holmes Bernstein, Ph.D. Senior Associate in Psychology/NeuropsychologyJennifer Turek Queally, Ph.D. Neuropsychology Staff Enrico Mezzacappa, M.D. Senior Associate in Psychiatry The ability to regulate oneself is increasingly recognized as a critical developmental process that is central to adaptive functioning and resilience. Self regulation is the ability to regulate one’s self over time and across changing environments. The evidence indicates that the skills involved can be nur...
Elisabeth Cannata

Child Mental Health Forum - Elisabeth Cannata, PhD

April 6, 2016

"Partnership to Promote Workforce Readiness for Evidence-Based Practice: Providers Influencing Graduate Curricula" Elisabeth Cannata, Ph.D. Vice President, Community-Based Family Services and Practice InnovationWheeler Clinic, Plainville, CT Behavioral health provider organizations often lament a disconnect between the clinical skill sets needed for “real world” practice and the academic training of professionals entering the field. In Connecticut, this challenge became particularly salient following broad-sweeping reform of the service delivery system to promote in-home evidence-based tre...
Dr. Abe Wandersman

Child Mental Health Forum - Abraham Wandersman, PhD

March 2, 2016

"Organizational Readiness: A Critical Step in Implementing Programs, Policies, or Practices" Abraham Wandersman, PhD Professor of Psychology, University of South Carolina-Columbia Dr. Wandersman will describe the practical organizational readiness heuristic, R = MC2 (Readiness = Motivation x General Capacity x Innovation-specific Capacity). He will present on the research evidence that supports this framework and how readiness can be assessed and monitored within organizations and systems of care. Dr. Wandersman will also share his ongoing work funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to d...
 Mahzarin R. Banaji, Ph.D.

Child Mental Health Forum

February 3, 2016

"Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" Mahzarin R. Banaji, Ph.D. Richard Clarke Cabot Professor of Social Ethics, Department of Psychology, Harvard University We think that we know our own minds and that we are able to assess others in a fair and accurate way. Mahzarin Banaji will challenge these self-perceptions during her talk as she explores the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. In particular, Dr. Banaji will explain how these biases sha...
John Knight

Child Mental Health Forum

January 6, 2016

"Adolescent Substance Use: New Strategies for Screening and Early Prevention" John Rogers Knight, Jr., MD Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School Boston Children’s Hospital Chair in Developmental Medicine Greater than 70% of all deaths among US adolescents are from motor vehicle crashes and other unintentional injuries, homicides and suicides. These are strongly linked to alcohol and drug use as are a wide variety of non-lethal but serious medical problems. Healthcare clinicians are viewed by teens as authoritative and trustworthy sources of heath information; making clinic...

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