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Past Events

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...
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...