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Outreach Partnership Program 2011 Annual Meeting: Agenda

March 21, 2011 - March 24, 2011
Houston, Texas

MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011

Welcome and Introductions

  • Gemma Weiblinger, M.A., Director, Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison (OCRPL), NIMH
  • Diana Morales, M.P.H., Director, Outreach Partnership Program (OPP), OCRPL, NIMH

NIMH, OCRPL and OPP Overview

  • Gemma Weiblinger, M.A.
  • Diana Morales, M.P.H.
  • Samantha Helfert, M.L.S., Outreach Liaison, OPP, OCRPL, NIMH

Opening Dinner and Plenary: Meeting the Needs of Returning Service Members with PTSD, TBI, and Co-Morbid Conditions

  • Welcome: Betsy Schwartz, President/CEO, Mental Health America of Greater Houston
  • Lance Corporal Jeremy Williams, United States Marine Corps (ret.), Veterans Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, Mental Health America of Greater Houston
  • Thomas Horvath, M.D., Coordinator, Clinical Neuroscience Consortium, Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Professor, Menninger Department of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Suzy Bird Gulliver, Ph.D., Director, VISN 17 Center of Excellence (COE) for Research on Returning War Veterans


Plenary: Understanding and Intervening During Sensitive Periods

  • Critical Periods of Risk in the Development of Aggressive versus Non-aggressive Forms of Antisocial Behavior
    S. Alexandra Burt, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Michigan State University Twin Registry and Associate Professor,
    Department of Psychology, Michigan State University
  • Windows of Vulnerability: Understanding How Early Stress Alters Trajectories of Brain Development and Sets the Stage for the Emergence of Mental Disorders
    Martin H. Teicher, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, and Director,
    Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program, McLean Hospital
  • Predictors and Mechanisms of Conversion to Psychosis: Toward a Prevention Strategy
    Tyrone Cannon, Ph.D., Staglin Family Professor, Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences,
    and Director, Staglin Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles


Plenary: Understanding and Responding to Suicide and Other Traumatic Events: Part 1-Risk and Resilience

  • Lessons from the School-based St. Bernard Family Resiliency Project
    Howard Osofsky, M.D., Ph.D., Kathleen and John Bricker Chair, Head, Department of Psychiatry, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
    Joy Osofsky, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Public Health, and Head, Division of Pediatric Mental Health,
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  • Studying Risk and Resilience in Firefighter Recruits
    Suzy Bird Gulliver, Ph.D., Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine


Working Lunch: Mental Health Disparities

Plenary: Understanding and Responding to Suicide and Other Traumatic Events: Part 2-Linking to Services

  • Adolescent Emergency Patients: Suicide Risk Detection and Services Facilitation
    Cheryl King, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Director, Center for Human Adjustment, University of Michigan
  • Exploring the Intersection Between Mental Health, Law, and Intimate Partner Violence
    Catherine Cerulli, J.D., Ph.D., Director, Laboratory of Interpersonal Violence and Victimization; Associate Professor,
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester


Outreach Partner Sharing Session


Plenary: Depression During Early Childhood and Adolescence

  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Depression in Preschool Children
    Joan Luby, M.D. , Professor, and Founder/Director, Early Emotional Development Program, Washington University School of Medicine
  • Preventing Depression in At-risk Adolescents
    Paul Rohde, Ph.D, Senior Research Scientist, Oregon Research Institute


Plenary: Novel Interventions for At Risk Youth

  • Cognitive Training for Young Individuals with and At Risk for Psychosis
    Sophia Vinogradov, M.D., Interim Associate Chief of Staff for Mental Health San Francisco VA Medical Center
    and Professor of Psychiatry in Residence and Interim Vice-Chair, Department of Psychiatry University of California, San Francisco
  • Relational Aggression Intervention for Urban African American Girls
    Stephen Leff, Ph.D., Associate Professor, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Working Lunch: Outreach Challenges and Opportunities for Change

Plenary: Role of Culture and Context in Mental Health

  • Disparities and Global Mental Health Research at NIMH
    Robert A. Mays, Jr., Ph.D., Deputy Director for Administration, Office of Research on Disparities and Global Mental Health,
    and Chief, Rural Mental Health Research, NIMH
  • Cultural Adaptation for Prevention Programs
    Darya Bonds McClain, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor, College of Nursing and Health Innovation, Arizona State University
  • Mental Illness and Community Reentry in a Rural, Multi-Ethnic Population of Female Inmates
    Cathleen Willging, Ph.D., Senior Program Director and Research Scientist, Pacific Institute for Research and
    Evaluation, Behavioral Health Research Center of the Southwest



A - Outreach to Military Service Members, Veterans, and Families

  • Houston Veterans Behavioral Health Initiative: A Community Collaboration
    Lance Corporal Jeremy Williams, United States Marine Corps (ret.), Veterans Behavioral Health Program Coordinator,
    Mental Health America of Greater Houston
  • Partnering with National Guard: Preventing Suicide for Warriors, Veterans, and Their Families
    Kenneth Norton, L.I.C.S.W., Director, CONNECT Suicide Prevention Program, NAMI New Hampshire

B - Conducting Outreach to Faith Communities

  • Developing Interfaith Partnerships in Culturally Diverse Communities
    Aruna Rao, M.A., Associate Director, NAMI New Jersey
  • Disaster Task Force - The Importance of Outreach to Faith-based Communities: Rewards and Challenges
    Alice M. Graham, Ph.D., Executive Director, Mississippi Coast Interfaith Disaster Task Force

C - Addressing Youth Mental Health Issues

  • Training on the Mental Health Needs of Justice-involved Youth
    Ann Kirkwood, M.A., Senior Research Associate, Idaho State University, Institute of Rural Health
  • Youth Suicide Prevention Social Marketing: GetRightSideUp
    Victoria Chang, M.S.W., Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Mental Health Association in Delaware


Plenary: Address by the NIMH Director

Thomas R. Insel, M.D.

2011 Outreach Partner Progress Report & Meeting Close

  • Diana Morales, M.P.H.
  • Rajni Agarwal, M.S., Outreach Liaison, OPP, OCRPL, NIMH

Meeting Adjourned