Event Date/Time: Sep 25, 2002
End Date/Time: May 14, 2002
Judge Baker Children’s Center partners with the Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry to explore future directions in child and adolescent mental health care in 2002-2003 Academic Teaching Conference Series. The twice-monthly Wednesday morning series, entitled “Future Directions in Child Mental Health,” features the foremost experts in the disciplines of child and adolescent psychiatry, developmental psychology, and child mental health epidemiology and services. Covering a diverse range of topics, from the role of genetics in developing emotional and behavioral disorders to the legal and public policy of child mental health care, the lectures provide an arena for the exchange of ideas, postulations, and research findings among social workers, child psychologists, child psychiatrists, pediatricians, and educators.
Serving as general overviews of child and adolescent mental health research, the initial lectures address the most recent findings concerning child mental health and the practitioners’ role in assessing causes and solutions. Subsequent lecture topics concentrate on the societal and policy implications of the juvenile justice system, the relevant application of biology to determining the causes for behavioral and neurological disorders, and insights from epidemiological research. The diverse selection of speakers includes psychiatry and psychology professors from Cornell, Stanford, Duke, Brandeis, Columbia, and Harvard.