Child Mental Health Forum

A lecture series focusing on children's mental health

Leaders in the field

Who Are We?

The Child Mental Health Forum is one of the longest continuously running lecture series in the country. Forum presenters are renowned leaders in child mental health and cover a broad range of specialized topics. Those who attend the Forum are eligible to obtain free CE/CEUs depending on their discipline.

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When Does It Happen?

The Forum is held on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:00AM to 11:15AM EST, virtually through Zoom. Pre-registration is required and there is no cost to attend.​​​​

2021-2022 Calendar

October 2021

The Complex Relationship Between Cannabinoids and Psychosis

Deepak Cyril D'Souza, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine;
Director, Schizophrenia Neuropharmacology Research Group at Yale (SNRGY)

November 2021

Conceptualizing Early-Onset Psychosis: Genetics, Environment, and Development

David Glahn, PhD
Associate Chief for Research and Director, Tommy Fuss Center for Neuropsychiatric Disease Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Boston Children's Hospital;
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

December 2021

Childhood Gender Diversity

Kristina Olson, PhD
Professor of Psychology, Director of the Human Diversity Lab, Princeton University

January 2022

Addressing Ethnoracial Disparities in Mental Health Risk, Assessment, and Service Access and Delivery

Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University;
Lecturer of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University

February 2022

The Complex Interface of Sleep & ADHD

Margaret D. Weiss, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
Director of Clinical Research in Child Psychiatry, Cambridge Health Alliance

March 2022

The Shaping of Our Children's Brains: Population Neuroscience in the Generation R and Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Longitudinal Studies

Henning Tiemeier, MD, PhD
Professor of Social and Behavioral Science, Sumner and Esther Feldberg Chair of Maternal and Child Health; Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

April 6, 2022

Exploring the Physical, Psychological, and Structural Impact of Racism

Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD
Founder and Director, Institute for Trauma Informed Systems Change, The Center of Excellence in Depression and Anxiety Disorders at McLean Hospital,
Affiliate Clinical Associate Professor, OHSU School of Medicine;
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

May 4, 2022

Implementing Evidence-Based Trauma-Informed Interventions to Support Families in Child Welfare

Suzanne Kerns, PhD
Director of Transformative Research, The Kempe Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Continuing Education (CE/CEU) Information


The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The institution 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 Children's Hospital Boston Psychology Division is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. This institution maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

Social Workers

The National Association of Social Workers has approved this series for continuing education credits for social workers.