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Event Summaries about Children and Adolescents

Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Addressing Social Determinants to Optimize Infant Brain Development

Cynthia Rogers, M.D. provided an overview of adverse exposures and their influence on child development, discussing exposure to poverty, crime, and pre-and postnatal exposures to psychopathology and substance use.

Advancing Evidence-Based Interventions to Improve Access to Mental Health Services for LGBTQ+ Youth

This webinar provided an overview of an NIMH-sponsored study that adapts an evidence-based mental health intervention for LGBTQ+ youth of color and their families. It also showcased potential mechanisms that can be used to adapt the intervention to address mental health disparities faced by SGM youth of color.

NIMH Instagram Event: Back to School — Coping with the Pandemic and Re-Entry Stress

Whether in-person or virtually, going back to school can be stressful for students, parents, and teachers—especially while navigating a pandemic. On August 24, 2021, NIMH conducted an Instagram event with Krystal Lewis, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist at NIMH, who discussed causes or triggers of stress and coping techniques to help reduce anxiety and improve the transition back to school.

Strength in the Face of Challenge: Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19

On June 29, 2021, NIMH hosted a webinar on Youth Suicide Prevention Research Among the White Mountain Apache and the Navajo Nation in the Time of COVID-19. Test

Understanding Suicide Risk Among Children and Pre-teens: A Synthesis Workshop

On June 15, 2021, NIMH convened a synthesis workshop culminating the work of three research roundtables focused on understanding suicide risk and risk trajectories among children and pre-teens, including groups with recent increases in risk.

NIMH Livestream Event: Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults

In recognition of World Bipolar Day, NIMH hosted a livestream event on bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults on March 30, 2021. NIMH expert Mary Rooney, Ph.D., discussed the signs and symptoms, proper diagnosis, and treatments for bipolar disorder in adolescents and young adults. Also, Dr. Rooney discussed some of the challenges that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has presented for individuals living with bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses.

The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Diagnosing Resilience: A Multisystemic Model for Positive Development in Stressed Environments

On January 14, 2021, Michael Ungar, Ph.D., founder and director of the Resilience Research Centre and Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada, was the guest speaker in the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Director’s Innovation Speaker Series, which focuses on innovation, invention, and scientific discovery. Using examples from his research and clinical practice, Dr. Ungar explored the nature of young people’s patterns of resilience in contexts where children and adolescents are affected by social marginalization, migration, violence, and mental disorder.

Twitter Chat on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

On October 16, 2019, NIMH hosted a Twitter chat on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for ADHD Awareness Month. The chat covered signs, symptoms, treatments, current research, and tips for helping children and adults.

Identifying Research Priorities in Child Suicide Risk
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Presentations were delivered by experts on topics related to the epidemiology of child and adolescent suicide, studying the development of suicide risk in the context of longitudinal cohort studies, and ethical considerations related to conducting research in this area.

Twitter Chat on Eating Disorders

On Thursday, February 28, 2019, NIMH hosted a Twitter chat on eating disorders in recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. This chat covered the common types of eating disorders, treatment, current research, and how to find help.

NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting

Bethesda, MD

National Institute of Mental Health Alliance for Research Progress October 2018 Meeting Summary, Agenda, and Participant List

Twitter Chat on Teen Depression

On Thursday, May 3, 2018, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) hosted a Twitter chat on teen depression with NIMH experts, Dr. Argyris Stringaris and Dr. Ken Towbin.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Lifespan Research Meeting

Neuroscience Center, Bethesda, MD

The NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research convened a meeting of grantees who are conducting research on services for transition-age youth and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

Teen Depression: What Parents Need to Know

Fishers Lane Conference Center, 5635 Fisher Lane, Rockville, MD 20852

NIMH IRP scientist-clinician Kathryn DeLonga, PsyD conducted a workshop on depression and teenagers.

Adolescent Suicide Prevention: Recognizing Teens at Risk & Responding Effectively

webcast

Join experts for this live videocast about adolescent suicide prevention, which will include techniques for early detection and management of young people at risk.

Mental Health: Youth in Transition

The Embassy of Canada, 501 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC 20001

For Mental Health Awareness Week, NIMH partnered with the Embassy of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to host a panel discussion about mental health challenges faced by youth—including indigenous peoples—during the transition to adulthood.

Sleep and Neurodevelopment Workshop: Electrophysiologic Sleep Phenotyping (ESP)

Bethesda, MD

The NIMH Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP) convened a workshop to develop and promote Electrophysiologic Sleep Phenotyping (ESP) as a mainstay of the clinical assessment of children at risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.

NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting

Bethesda, MD

National Institute of Mental Health Alliance for Research Progress September 2017 Meeting Summary, Agenda, and Participant List

Autism Spectrum Disorder Pediatric, Early Detection, Engagement and Services (ASD PEDS) Network
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Bethesda, MD

The NIMH Division of Services and Intervention Research convened a meeting with researchers from the initial Services Research for Autism Spectrum Disorder Across the Lifespan (ServASD) funding opportunity announcement.

Celebrating the Legacy of the NIMH Child Psychiatry Branch, Chief, Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.

Bethesda, MD

The Division of Intramural Research Programs (IRP) held a symposium to celebrate decades of research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health Child Psychiatry Branch, led by Judith Rapoport, M.D.

Research on Early Identification and Linkage to Services for ASD: NIMH ASD Pediatric, Early Detection, Engagement and Services Research Network

Bethesda, MD

The NIMH Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch convened a one-day meeting with researchers from the NIMH Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Pediatric, Early Detection, Engagement and Services (ASD PEDS) Research Network to discuss multiple strategies for universal ASD screening and early referral to services for toddlers ages 0-3.

Childhood Chronic Irritability and the Pathophysiology of Mental Illness
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Rockville, MD

On February 27-28, 2014, the Division of Developmental Translational Research, NIMH, convened a multidisciplinary group of researchers—representing expertise in development, genomics, neural circuitry, pathophysiology, behavior, risk, and intervention—to summarize the state of the science and discuss future directions for the study of chronic irritability in youth.