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Past Events

Child Mental Health Forum

February 5, 2014

The February 5th CMHF has been cancelled due to predicted snow.  Stay tuned for a rescheduled date. "DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Their Bases" -Walter E. Kaufmann, MD Director, Rett Syndrome Program; Co-Director, Fragile X Syndrome and Down Syndrome ProgramsClinical Director, Translational Neuroscience Center, Boston Children's HospitalVisiting Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Child Mental Health Forum

January 8, 2014

"Diagnosis of Mood Disorders in DSM-5: Highlights and Review of the Evidence for Change" -Jeffrey Hunt, MD Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University This session will focus on the DSM-5 changes that have been made within mood disorders. The structure of the DMS-5 emphasizes the developmental trajectory in the onset of various disorders. Bipolar disorders are discussed first with emphasis on the modification of core criteria as well as the addition of two specifiers, anxious distress and mixed presentations. The highlights of the...

Child Mental Health Forum

December 4, 2013

"The Science of Child Mental Health Prevention: Evolving a More Caring Society" -Anthony Biglan, PhD Senior Scientist, Oregon Research Institute An emerging convergence in the human sciences can guide the evolution of more caring societies. Biological and behavioral research has produced an integrated understanding of the biological and social conditions needed to ensure the successful development of children and adolescents. A growing body of experimental evidence has identified family, school, and community interventions that are capable of nurturing development from the prenatal period thro...

Still time to support JBCC and the 2013 Rodman Ride for Kids!

November 28, 2013

"Team Baker" had another fabulous year at the 2013 Rodman Ride for Kids!  Our team of 40 riders was represented throughout the 100, 50 and 25 mile courses.  Blue skies, sunshine and mild temperatures made for an exceptional event.  However we still have a ways to go to reach our fundraising goal of $100,000. For those of you still wishing to make a donation to the Rodman Ride for Kids on behalf of JBCC, there is still time!  We have until November 28, 2013 for folks to lend their support to this incredible cause.  To make a donation, simply

Child Mental Health Forum

November 6, 2013

"Influences of Childhood Adversity on Adult Physical Health" -Judith A. Crowell, MD Professor and Director of Training, Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Division, Stony Brook UniversitySenior Scientist, Judge Baker Children's Center, Harvard Medical School The United States leads the world in obesity with two-thirds of adults being overweight or obese. In turn, obesity, and especially central obesity, leads to or exacerbates many health problems, accounting for close to 200,000 excess deaths annually from diabetes (DM), cardiovascular disease (CVD), renal disease, and cancer. The...

Child Mental Health Forum

October 2, 2013

"Systems of Care for Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Children and Their Families: Their Promise and Their Challenges" - John Sargent, MD Professor, Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Tufts University School of MedicineDirector, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Tufts Medical Center Children and adolescents with serious emotional and behavioral problems often experience significant adversity and live amid multiple risk factors. Poverty, fluctuating family membership, domestic violence, parental mental illness, substance abuse and/or intellectual disability often coexist with childhood emot...