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Jess Shatkin

Child Mental Health Forum - Jess Shatkin, M.D., MPH

May 1, 2019

Treatment Strategies for Sleep Disorders in Children and Adolescents Jess Shatkin, M.D., MPHProfessor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Professor, Department of Pediatrics New York University School of Medicine In this presentation, Dr. Shatkin will identify the primary behavioral and medication treatments for pediatric and young adult insomnia. He will guide participants in distinguishing between the commonly used sedative/hypnotics on the basis of their pharmacological properties and effects; and he will describe a rationale approach to the treatment of insomnia in children and ...
Niobe Way

Child Mental Health Forum - Niobe Way, Ed.D.

April 3, 2019

Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection Niobe Way, Ed.D.Professor of Developmental Psychology, Founder of the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (pach.org) New York University   "Boys will be boys" is a commonly used phrase, especially after boys engage in problematic behavior. Implicit in such a phrase is that boys are naturally more aggressive and less socially and emotionally competent than girls. Yet the research over a century, including my own, suggest that what we have labeled natural is in, in fact, cultural. According to my research over the past thirty years,...
Katie Naftzger

Child Mental Health Forum - Katie Naftzger, LICSW

March 6, 2019

Exploring the Unique Needs of Adopted Teens: Four Essential Tasks for Parents and Providers Katie Naftzger, LICSWAuthor of “Parenting in the Eye of the Storm: The Adoptive Parent’s Guide to Navigating the Teen Years.” Four essential tasks for adoptive parents and practitioners through the teen years will be discussed - "unrescuing," setting adoption-sensitive limits, connecting conversations, and envisioning the future. Through clinical examples and existing research, we will discuss what adopted teens truly need from us to be prepared and ready for adulthood. Ways to understand how and ...
Juvenile Justice Policy Forum

Policy Forum: Promoting Positive Outcomes for Justice Involved Youth

February 7, 2019

Promoting Positive Outcomes for Justice-Involved Youth: Understanding and Addressing the Behavioral, Emotional, and Developmental Needs of Justice Involved Youth Click to Register Click to view a digital, interactive version of our policy brief- Promoting Positive Outcomes for Justice-Involved Youth: Implications for Policy, Systems and Practice Statewide P...
Baumann and Telingator

Child Mental Health Forum - Elizabeth Freidin Baumann, Ph.D. & Cynthia Telingator, M.D.

February 6, 2019

Gender Identity Development in Children and Adolescents Elizabeth Freidin Baumann, Ph.D.Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School Cynthia Telingator, M.D.Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School Sociological and cultural changes deeply impact the clinical work with children and adolescents. The recent rapid sociopolitical changes have increased the visibility and discourse on gender and sexuality. Today's youth are giving voice to how they want and need to be seen. Training and education have lagged...
Matthew Nock

Child Mental Health Forum - Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D.

January 9, 2019

**CANCELLED FOR JANUARY 9 - TO BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE** Why do People Hurt Themselves? Using New Technologies to Better Understand, Predict, and Prevent Suicidal Behavior Matthew K. Nock, Ph.D.Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology,Harvard University A major and long-standing challenge to understanding self-harm is that because these behaviors are transient in nature and cannot be induced for study in the laboratory for ethical reasons, until very recently, they have never been observed in research studies. Obtaining data on the actual occurrence of a phenomenon is essential for understa...

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