Child Mental Health Forum
Claudio O. Toppelberg, MDDirector of Continuing Education & Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Toppelberg is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. He is a member of the research committee,…Read More
Who Are We?
The Child Mental Health Forum is one of the longest continuously running lecture series in the country. Forum presenters are renowned clinical, research, and academic leaders in child and adolescent mental health. The Forum aims to provide intellectually stimulating information on scientific advances and evidence supporting clinical practice and research.
When Does It Happen?
The Forum is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00AM to 11:15AM EST, virtually. Zoom links will be sent to those on the mailing list. There is no cost to attend.
October 4, 2023
Christopher Bellonci, MD
Senior Policy Advisor, Baker Center for Children and Families;
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
November 1, 2023
Pharmacologic Treatment of Insomnia in Children and Adolescents
Judith Owens, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Pediatric Sleep Disorders Boston Children’s Center;
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
December 6, 2023
Experiences of Transgender and Nonbinary Youth and their Families: Selected Findings from the Trans Teen and Family Narratives Project
Sabra L. Katz-Wise, PhD
Associate Professor, Boston Children’s Hospital;
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School;
Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
January 17, 2024
Structural Racism and its Impact on Mental Health Inequities in Adolescents and Young Adults
Ruth Shim, MD, MPH
Luke & Grace Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Associate Dean of Diverse and Inclusive Education, University of California, Davis School of Medicine
February 7, 2024
Applying Dissemination and Implementation Science in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Practice
Melanie Barwick, PhD
Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences Program of the Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children;
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
March 6, 2024
Parent Based Interventions for Children with Anxiety Disorders and ADHD
Lawrence A. Vitulano, PhD, ABPP
Professor of Clinical Child Psychology, Yale School of Medicine and Yale Child Study Center
April 3, 2024
Protecting Adolescence: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know About Adolescent Interrogations and False Confessions
Hayley Cleary, MPP, PhD
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Public Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University
May 1, 2024
Components of Fear Memory Formation Across the Lifespan and the Development of Fear-Based Disorders
Kerry Ressler, MD, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer, Chief, Division of Depression and Anxiety Disorders, and James and Patricia Poitras Chair in Psychiatry; McLean Hospital;
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Continuing Education (CPD/CME/CEU) Information
The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Baker Center for Children and Families is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Baker Center for Children and Families maintains responsibility for this program and its content. There are no known commercial support or conflicts of interest related to this program.
The Baker Center for Children and Families has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7254. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Baker Center for Children and Families is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
The National Association of Social Workers has approved this series for continuing education credits for social workers.