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Child Mental Health Forum

Child Mental Health Forum

Dr. Claudio Toppelberg

Claudio O. Toppelberg, MD
Director of Continuing Education and Research Scientist, Judge Baker Children’s Center
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

The Child Mental Health Forum is one of the longest continuously running lecture series in the country.  Forum presenters are renowned clinical, research, and academic leaders in child and adolescent mental health. The Forum aims to provide intellectually stimulating information on scientific advances and evidence supporting clinical practice and research. Those who attend the Forum are eligible to obtain CE/CEUs depending on their discipline. 

The Forum is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00AM to 11:15AM EST.

Please note that this year's presentations will take place virtually through Zoom.

2020-2021 CALENDAR 

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November 4th, 2020

Adaptations and New Approaches to Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Rhea Chase, PhD
Director of Early Childhood Programs,
PCIT-International Certified Global Trainer, Judge Baker Children's Center

Daniel Cheron, PhD, ABPP
Director of Training and Implementation,
Chief Psychologist, Judge Baker Children's Center;
Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Nancy Gajee, PhD
Director of Outpatient Clinical Services, Judge Baker Children's Center

December 2nd, 2020

The Impact of Racism on the Mental Health of Black Children and Adolescents

Eraka Bath, MD

Vice Chair, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Director, Child Forensic Services
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences , David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

January 13th, 2021

Transgender and Gender Diverse Youth: Mental Health and Developmental Considerations and Controversies

Amy Tishelman, PhD
Director of Clinical Research, Behavioral Health, Endocrinology and Urology Program and Gender Multispecialty Service, Boston Children's Hospital;
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

February 3rd, 2021

Family-Based Interventions in Global Mental Health: Implementing Evidence-Based Practices in Low-Resource and Humanitarian Contexts

Eve Puffer, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Trinity College of Arts and Sciences at Duke University

March 3rd, 2021

The Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Parental Stress, Family Wellbeing, and Parenting Behaviors related to Neglect and Disciplinary Practices

Christian Connell, PhD
Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Associate Director, Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, Pennsylvania State University

April 7th, 2021

Youth Cannabis Use: What Do We Know and What Should We Do?

Kevin M. Gray, MD
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Assistant Provost for Research Advancement, Medical University of South Carolina

May 5th, 2021

Harnessing the Benefits of Family Dinner for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Family Development

Anne Fishel, PhD
Director, Family and Couples Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Associate;
Clinical Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Continuing Education (CE/CEU) Information

Physicians: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Psychologists: The Children's Hospital Boston Psychology Division is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Children's Hospital Boston Psychology Division maintains responsibility for this program and its content.  

Social Workers: The National Association of Social Workers has approved this series for continuing education credits for social workers.

Past Forums

Child Mental Health Forums: 2019-2020

Child Mental Health Forums: 2018-2019

Child Mental Health Forums: 2017-2018

Child Mental Health Forums: 2016-2017

Child Mental Health Forums: 2015-2016

Child Mental Health Forums: 2014-2015

Child Mental Health Forums: 2013-2014

Child Mental Health Forums: 2012-2013

Child Mental Health Forums: 2011-2012