American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 57th Annual Meeting (October 26-31, 2010) Program Schedule
Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Institute 8 (ticket)
The New Kids in America: Immigrant Children
Join a full-day tour of the world of the immigrant child in the United States. With the rapidly changing demographic of the United States, the country is experiencing the largest wave of child immigration in its history. While there have been advances in cross-cultural diagnosis and efforts to bring evidence-based treatment to immigrant children, they face unique challenges of language and cultural views of psychiatric disorders and syndromes. The mental health issues facing this growing population of children should be an increasing area of concern and focus for the child and adolescent psychiatrist because as this population grows the demographic of their practice may shift dramatically. Your tour guides review a wide range of relevant information from anthropology and cultural psychology, clinical/school/development psychology, language acquisition, developmental psychopathology, developmental epidemiology, and related clinical trials. Today’s child and adolescent psychiatrist benefits greatly from an increased interdisciplinary understanding of the world of immigrant children, enabling them to better serve this growing population.
Saturday, October 30, 2010: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
8:30 AM  
Introduction and Overview
8:40 AM  
Global Vertigo: Rethinking the New Migration
Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Ph.D. New York University, New York, NY
9:35 AM  
Learning in a New Land: Contextual Factors of the Immigrant Child
Carola Suarez-Orozco, Ph.D. New York University, New York, NY
10:30 AM  
10:45 AM  
Dual Language Development in Young Immigrant Children
Brian A. Collins, M.A. New York University, Hudson Falls, NY
11:40 AM  
Low Linguistic Competence and Other Risk Factors for Psychopathology in Latino Immigrant Children
Claudio O. Toppelberg, M.D. Judge Baker Childrens Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
12:35 PM  
Lunch (on your own)
2:00 PM  
Impact of Acculturation on the Mental Health of Immigrant Children
Andres J. Pumariega, M.D. The Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA
2:55 PM  
3:10 PM  
Cross-Cultural Issues in Assessment and Treatment of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
Margarita Alegria, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School and Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville, MA
4:05 PM  
Delivering Evidence-Based Treatments for Immigrant Children
Sheryl Kataoka, M.D. University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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