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Program Schedule
Please note that this schedule is subject to change. The Program Book distributed at the Annual Meeting will have final information on dates, times, and speakers for each presentation.

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Systems of Care Special Program: Unclaimed Children 2011: Best Practices In Mental Health for Children In Child Welfare

Children and youth exposed to abuse and neglect are at higher risk for development of mental health disorders as a result of the disruptive psychosocial consequences of these traumas and from the ensuing life disruptions that occur to them. Interventions on behalf of these children are complex and challenging with a clear need to integrate legal, social, psychological, and psychiatric services in a coordinated, collaborative manner. Child and adolescent psychiatrists can more optimally contribute to the care of these children when they are better informed of the multiple dimensions of trauma-related problems, the nature of the child welfare system, and the evidence base on intervention strategies available to support the stabilization and recovery of these children.

This day-long program explores the socio-demographics and the psychological and psychosocial needs of the child welfare population from the perspective of the mental health and child welfare service systems, with the goal of advancing the knowledge of child psychiatrists and other mental health providers so that they can better function as service providers, systems consultants, and outcomes researchers for this population. Child psychiatrists working with these children and their families face numerous clinical, administrative, and systems challenges. They also may have unique opportunities to improve care by promoting the use of evidence-based practices, providing work force continuing education, and implementing scientifically-informed client-centric care.

This program informs child and adolescent psychiatrists and other mental health providers about the dimensions of the problem from a demographic and societal perspective. The neuroscience of social functioning is described, with particular focus on the processes of social identity formation, attachment, and trust—factors that often impact the success of both protective and therapeutic interventions on behalf of the population. Attendees are informed of evidence-based and clinically-informed therapeutic interventions that have achieved recognition as being helpful in addressing the needs of trauma-exposed youth, supporting involved caregivers responsible for these children, and engaging more effectively with youth in therapeutic and adaptive therapies.
Monday, October 17, 2011: 7:30 AM-5:00 PM
7:30 AM  
A Snapshot of the Child Welfare System: Where We Are Today and Peering Into the Future
Bradley D. Stein, M.D., Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
7:50 AM  
Applying Social Neuroscience to Clinical Practice
Peter S. Jensen, M.D. Mayo Clinic; The REACH Institute, New York, NY
8:10 AM  
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for Children in Child Welfare
Judith A. Cohen, M.D. Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Anthony P. Mannarino, Ph.D. Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
8:30 AM  
Mental Health Collaboration with Child Welfare Systems: An Historical Perspective
Marilyn B. Benoit, M.D. Devereux Foundation, Washington, DC
8:50 AM  
Evidence-Based Practice with Families Involved in the Child Welfare System
Christopher Bellonci, M.D. Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
9:10 AM  
Partnering with Youth and Families in the Child Welfare System: Strategies for Success
Eunice Peterson, M.D. University of Maryland; Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, MD
Justine Larson, M.D. Arlington County Department of Human Services, Arlington, VA
9:30 AM  
Stranger in a Strange Land: The Child Psychiatrist in the Child Welfare System
Michael W. Naylor, M.D. University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
9:50 AM  
Integrating Practice and Policy: The Systems of Care Agenda
Gary Blau, Ph.D. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockville, MD
Steven Adelsheim, M.D. University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Albert A. Zachik, M.D. Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Catonsville, MD

Sponsored by the AACAP Committee on Community-Based Systems of Care

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