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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. 

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Wednesdays 10:00AM TO 11:15AM
Free parking at JBCC or on street

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Please note that the April & May 2020 presentations have been canceled and will be rescheduled for late 2020 and early 2021.

2019-2020 CALENDAR

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October 2, 2019

Why do People Hurt Themselves? Using New Technologies to Better Understand, Predict, and Prevent Suicidal Behavior?

Matthew Nock, PhD
Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, 
Harvard University

November 6, 2019 

Accentuate the Positive: Recognizing & Promoting the Potential of All Children & Youth

Jonathan Zaff, PhD
Research Professor in Applied Human Development
Director, CERES Institute for Children and Family 
Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development

December 4, 2019 

The MOMS Partnership: Partnering with communities to use neurobiological and behavioral sciences to address maternal depression

Megan Smith, DrPH, MPH
Associate Professor 
Department of Psychiatry and in the Yale Child Study Center 
Yale School of Medicine

January 8, 2020

Does Nature Make Children Happy? The Role of Nature in Child Mental Health and Well-Being

Laura Kubzansky, PhD
Lee Kum Kee Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Peter James, PhD
Assistant Professor of Population Medicine
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

February 5, 2020

The Effects of Early Profound Deprivation on Brain-Behavioral Development

Charles Nelson, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School Research
Director, Division of Developmental Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital
Richard David Scott Chair in Pediatric Developmental Medicine Research, Boston Children’s Hospital

March 4, 2020

Cannabis and Adolescent/Young Adult Mental Health in the Legalization Era

Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS
Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

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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.


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