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Past Events

Dr. Jack Shonkoff

Child Mental Health Forum - Jack Shonkoff, M.D.

February 7, 2018

Leveraging Neuroscience to Strengthen the Building Blocks of Mental Health in the Early Years Jack Shonkoff, M.D.Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Graduate School of EducationProfessor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s HospitalDirector, Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University This presentation will explore how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and epigenetics can help launch a new era in early childhood policy and practice that is driven by science and fue...
Steven Gortmaker

Child Mental Health Forum - Steven Gortmaker, Ph.D.

January 3, 2018

The Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Epidemic: The Most Cost-Effective Prevention Strategies Steven Gortmaker, Ph.D.Professor of the Practice of Health Sociology,Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences,Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Decision makers aiming to reduce childhood obesity in the future must prioritize investment in treatment and primary prevention. We have estimated the cost-effectiveness of more than 40 childhood obesity intervention strategies, and projected the potential impact on population health over the next decade. We used systematic reviews and a microsimulati...
Dr. Michael A. Hoge

Child Mental Health Forum - Michael A. Hoge, Ph.D.

December 6, 2017

Promoting Best Practices in Supervision in Systems of Care Michael A. Hoge, Ph.D.Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of MedicineDirector, Yale Program on Supervision The provision of supervision to staff members who serve children and adolescents in mental health and child welfare systems has eroded over the past several decades. This has occurred despite the increased need for supervision, driven by larger and more complex caseloads, the shift from facility to community-based care, greater staff autonomy, and increased service and system complexity. This presentation will review an innovativ...
Hopes & Dreams Gala

Hopes & Dreams Gala

November 8, 2017

Boston Symphony Hall301 Massachusetts AvenueBoston, MA  02115 For more information, please contact Sarah Duggan or visit our Hopes & Dreams Gala page. Or click here for Read more

Dr. Stephanie Jones

Child Mental Health Forum - Stephanie M. Jones, Ph.D.

November 1, 2017

The Science and Practice of Social and Emotional Learning in Preschools and Schools Stephanie M. Jones, Ph.D. Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education There is a growing body of evidence describing the critical role that social-emotional skills and related interventions play in children's mental health, behavioral, and academic success. However, those working with children in schools and other contexts are confronted with a large, sometimes confusing array of terms, definitions, and approaches. In this presentation Jones will review research on the nature, content, and efficacy of soci...
Dr Lisa Amaya-Jackson

Child Mental Health Forum - Lisa Amaya-Jackson, M.D., MPH

October 4, 2017

Addressing the Impact of Trauma on Children from Brain to Policy: State and National Efforts to Make a Difference Lisa Amaya-Jackson, M.D., MPHProfessor, Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences,Duke University School of Medicine Associate Director, UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Training Director, Center for Child & Family Health This presentation will provide an overview of the compelling translational science and public health approach to the biopsychosocial impact of psychological trauma on young children and the subsequent national policy mandate...