Child Mind Institute News

Youth At Risk for Developing Bipolar Disorder

Friday, November 6, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am EST

Webinar

Presented by Melissa P. DelBello, MD, MS, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

This lecture will review the clinical and neural risk factors for developing bipolar disorder in youth. We will discuss the concept of a prodromal manifestation of bipolar disorder. We will also describe evidence-based early intervention approaches for youth who are at risk for developing bipolar disorder.

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Child Mind Institute Events

Brave Buddies One-Day Session

Saturday, October 24, 2020

9:00 am – 2:00 pm EST

Child Mind Institute

Brave Buddies℠ is an intensive group behavioral treatment program designed to help children ages 3 to 12 with selective mutism (SM) speak in school and other public places. We create a classroom-like setting that offers children a safe environment to practice verbal participation, or what we call “brave talking.”

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Webinars

Exploring the Brain-Gut Connection

Friday, October 23, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am EST

Webinar

Timothy M Buie, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Attending Physician, Boston Children’s Hospital

The brain-gut connection has been discussed for many years but in rather vague, non-specific ways. We will aim to sharpen this connection by investigating the multiple interactions of the brain and the GI tract.

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The Child Mind Institute’s Behavioral and Emotional Skills Training (BEST) provides families and caretakers with evidence-based, practical strategies for effective behavior management. Families will be able to learn behavioral management skills and how to apply them consistently and effectively. Skills include using positive behavioral supports, developing individualized behavior plans and delivering appropriate consequences for misbehavior.

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Webinars

Parenting and Educating Kids in the Time of Anxiety—Balancing Precaution and Bravery

Thursday, October 22, 2020

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm EST

The Windward School and The Windward Institute

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health disorders in the United States; 31.9% of adolescents meet criteria for at least one. Additionally, anxiety disorders are on the rise: high school students today have more anxiety symptoms than did teens in the 1980s, and 80% of youth with an anxiety disorder are not receiving treatment. Without effective intervention, anxiety in childhood tends to persist and can lead to additional mental health problems. As students spend approximately 1,000 hours each year in school, school-based professionals play a crucial role in identifying students who are struggling with anxiety and helping students receive appropriate interventions. Social support is key when considering resilience in the time of stress. It is crucial for parents and educators to support children in a variety of ways that promote resilience and bravery.  

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Webinars

Tics and Tourette’s Disorder: What’s New?

Friday, October 16, 2020

9:00 am – 10:30 am EST

Webinar

Barbara J. Coffey, MD, MS, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Director, Tourette Association Center of Excellence, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Persistent tics and Tourette’s disorder, which begin in early childhood, are highly prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders, occurring in up to 1% of the US population. The vast majority of children and adolescents with Tourette’s have comorbid psychiatric disorders, including OCD, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders.

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Please join the Child Mind Institute for a virtual luncheon, A Conversation on Courage, on October 13, 2020 at 12:00pm PDT to hear about our efforts to help kids in the Bay Area build resilience and thrive this school year.  

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Webinars

2020 Virtual: On the Shoulders of Giants

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST

Virtual event

On the Shoulders of Giants is the Child Mind Institute’s annual celebration of scientific achievement in child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology and developmental neuroscience. In October of each year, we invite the winner of our Sarah Gund Distinguished Scientist Award for Research and Mentorship in Child Mental Health to present at the symposium and select two other scientists influenced by their work to present. This symposium celebrates the spirit of scientific collaboration and stewardship, and highlights seminal contributions to our understanding of the brain and behavior.

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Presented by Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD, LP, ABPdN, Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Professor Emeritus, Department of Pediatrics - University of Minnesota

This advanced workshop will focus on the diagnosis of nonverbal learning disabilities (NVLDs) and autism spectrum disorder. It will provide information about neuroimaging as well as brain-behavior relationships in these disorders. In addition, discussion of the similarities and differences between these diagnoses will be provided. If time allows, a case will be presented to illustrate the research and diagnostic issues raised in the workshop.

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The world around us has been radically transformed by the spread of the coronavirus. For children with mental health and learning disorders and their families, the uncertainty, anxiety and disruption of daily life caused by the virus have been especially severe. The Child Mind Institute is committed to being there for families who are struggling, but we need your help.

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