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Child Mental Health Forum

Child Mental Health Forum: 2019-2020

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