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Past Events

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...
Catalina Betancur

Child Mental Health Forum - Catalina Betancur, M.D., Ph.D.

December 5, 2018

Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder Catalina Betancur, M.D., Ph.D.Director of Research, INSERM, Sorbonne University, Paris, France The genetic architecture of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is highly heterogeneous and involves hundreds of loci, each contributing to a very small fraction of cases. The pace of gene discovery has greatly accelerated in recent years, fuelled by advances in genetic analysis technologies using microarrays and next-generation sequencing. To date, a genetic etiology is identified in ~20% of the patients, including chromosomal rearrangements, copy number variants (CN...
Vikram Patel

Child Mental Health Forum - Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D.

November 7, 2018

Addressing Adolescent Mental Health Beyond the Clinic: Lessons from the Global South Vikram Patel, MBBS, Ph.D.The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Research Fellow,Department of Global Health and Social Medicine,Harvard Medical School and Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Most mental health problems emerge during adolescence and mental disorders are the leading causes of ill-health in this phase of life. This lecture will draw upon work in low-resource settings, particularly in India, which have developed low-cost interventions for the primary and secondary pr...
Sherry Turkle

Child Mental Health Forum - Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.

October 3, 2018

Technology and the Assault on Empathy in Adolescents and Young Adults Sherry Turkle, Ph.D.Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Empathy has become a contested terrain. At the same time that many of us spend many hours a day distracted by devices that are undermining our capacity for empathy, technologists propose that from the earliest ages, we should talk to machines that can only offer as-if empathic connection. Meanwhile, intellectuals take empathy as a target. They contrast it unfavorably with compassion (p...
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Rodman Ride for Kids

September 22, 2018

Show your support for Team Baker! Join Judge Baker for the 28th annual Rodman Ride for Kids on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Foxboro, MA.  This is Team Baker's 13th consecutive year as an affiliate agency of the Rodman Ride.  The Ride is the #1 single-day athletic fundraiser for at-risk kids in the nation. We hope to see you there! Rider/Virtual Rider RegistrationRead more

JBCC Golf Tournament 2018

13th Annual Golf Tournament

June 11, 2018

Save the Date! The Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational golf tournament to benefit Judge Baker Children's Center will be held on Monday, June 11, 2018.  2018 Tournament Brochure / Registration  /  New England Golf Getaway Raffle...

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