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Past Events

Next Step Program

Next Step: College Success & Independent Living - Saturday Session

May 12, 2018

8:30AM-4:00PM (parent session from 8:30AM-11:00AM)Cost: $375 includes breakfast, lunch, T-card (limited financial aid is available) Meet at Judge Baker Children's Center, 53 Parker Hill Ave, Boston TOPIC: Accommodations that could be helpful in college Learn from our college panel and educational expert; lunch and afternoon tour at Wentworth Institute of Technology May 12 is ...
Sanjay Gulati

Child Mental Health Forum - Sanjay Gulati, M.D.

May 2, 2018

Language Deprivation Syndrome in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children and Adolescents: An Under-Appreciated Clinical Entity and its Mental Health Implications Sanjay Gulati, M.D.Child psychiatrist, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program, Boston Children's Hospital, andDeaf and Hard of Hearing Service, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge Health AllianceAssistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Deaf and hard of hearing children frequently acquire no fully fluent first language, a problem which can be exacerbated by medical interventions such as cochlear implantation. The choice of langu...
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...