Dr. Beatriz Luna, Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will present on Specialization of Brain Systems Underlying the Maturation of Working Memory
Panelists will discuss their experiences in successfully obtaining federal funding for graduate and post-doctoral fellowships. Dr. Frazier will moderate and discuss other funding sources for fellowships, research and travel
1 session: 12-1 PM. FREE. In this community workshop caregivers will learn how to identify and understand the causes of early social-emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges in young children (ages 3-7), and implement simple and effective strategies to promote the behavioral and social-emotional well-being of their children, positive learning outcomes and prevent learning failure.
AHC1 Room 110 at the Center for Children and Families
Among the internationally regulated drugs (IRD), cannabis is in the top rank for prevalence of use, not only in the United States (US) but also globally (Degenhardt et al., 2008; United Nations Office of Drug Control Policy, 2015). This talk will present evidence on the heterogeneity of developmental trajectories of cannabis use across different population subgroups.
In this free community workshop, caregivers and professionals will learn about evidence-based behavioral interventions for ADHD and other related attention and behavior problems for both the home and the school setting.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends behavior therapy as the “first line of treatment” for children diagnosed with ADHD before the age of 6. Through high school, the AAP guidelines call for medication used in conjunction with behavior therapy, which the CDC calls an “effective treatment for ADHD that can improve a child’s behavior, self-control, and self-esteem.”
Dr. Levitt will discuss the communication challenges, as well as strategies that seem to work, based on experiences working with colleagues at the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child and with Frameworks Institute. Topics of building a strong foundation for healthy brain architecture, executive function skills, resilience, and the influence of cultural frames on translating science into action will be discussed.
Enjoy a night on the town, catch a movie, grab a bite to eat, or just enjoy a nice evening of peace and quiet. This will be a fun and game-filled evening for your children and they won't want it to end!
Oh, and don't worry about dinner. We've got you covered!
Feel confident that your kids are safe, having fun, and being well-provided for by your favorite CCF Staff.
In the past year, an estimated 20.2 million American adults were diagnosed with a substance use disorder. This amounts to approximately half of all mental health diagnoses. This talk will provide an overview of common pathways to substance use and factors that may increase or decrease the risk of adolescent substance use. The talk will conclude with practical tools caregivers can use to help prevent their children from engaging in licit and illicit drug use.