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Past Events

Karestan Koenen

Child Mental Health Forum - Karestan Koenen, Ph.D.

April 4, 2018

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Life Course Burden Within and Across Generations Karestan Koenen, Ph.D.Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology Departments of Epidemiology and Social and Behavioral Sciences Harvard School of Public Health Trauma exposure is common globally and disproportionately impacts disadvantaged populations. The major mental health consequence of trauma exposure is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is characterized by reliving the traumatic, feeling anxious and on guard, and experiencing negative thoughts and feelings. Emerging evidence suggests that PTSD is not...
Dr. George Sugai

Child Mental Health Forum - George Sugai, Ph.D.

March 7, 2018

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Outcomes, Practices, and Systems George Sugai, Ph.D.Professor and Carol J. Neag Endowed Chair Center for Behavioral Education and ResearchNeag School of Education University of Connecticut, Storrs An important factor in maximizing academic achievement is establishing positive and effective classroom and school cultures for all students, especially for students with emotional and behavioral challenges. Over the past 25 years, a multi-tiered prevention framework called positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) has been used to improve...
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