SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH:
Treating Students K – 12

January 30 – January 31, 2015

Boston Park Plaza Hotel

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will look at findings that will enhance the emotional well-being of children and adolescents at school. Topics will focus on students, teachers, mental health personnel, administrators, families, and others impacting the child and his/her school needs. The emphasis is on practical clinical information and skills based on current research, including evidence-based practices, and innovative learning strategies. Interactive learning formats, including group case discussions, Q and A, panel presentations, and didactic lectures will be used to assist the learners in developing new strategies they can apply in their school or practice setting.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • assess how to promote mental health in the schools;
  • develop interventions for the prevention of violence and suicide;
  • incorporate strategies for working with young men of color and LGBT
    students;
  • outline the effects of social media on behavior and drug abuse on the brain;
  • develop strategies to reach vulnerable children and change challenging behaviors.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is intended for all health and mental health clinicians, educators, researchers, and others interested in the course and treatment of school aged children.

For Further Information Contact: Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization (CHAPO-CME), P.O. Box 398075-Inman Square, Cambridge, MA 02139; Phone: 617-503-8445; Fax: 617-503-8460; cme@challiance.org; www.cambridgecme.org

ACCREDITATION

PHYSICIANS: The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PSYCHOLOGISTS: The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Cambridge Health Alliance maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 7 credits per day for a total of 14 continuing education credits.

SOCIAL WORKERS and FAMILY THERAPISTS: Application has been made to The Collaborative of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and the CT, MA, and RI Chapters of The Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for a total of 14 continuing education credits, 7 credits per day.

COUNSELORS and EDUCATORS: The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, is an Approved Continuing Education Provider and may offer NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The Cambridge Health Alliance solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. This program is approved for 14 clock hours, Provider #5444, and is also applicable for Commonwealth of Massachusetts Counseling/Allied Mental Health accreditation and PDP Educator accreditation for a total of 14 credits.

NURSES: The American Nurses Credentialing Center, Commission on Accreditation, accepts continuing education from the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) toward recertification. The Cambridge Health Alliance, Psychiatry Continuing Education Division, verifies that this course is a planned, organized learning experience designed to augment the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for the enhancement of nursing practice to the end of improving health care to the public as mandated by Massachusetts Regulation 244 CMR 5.00 toward relicensing requirements. This course offers a total of 16.8 hours.

ADDICTION SPECIALISTS: Application for continuing education credit has been made to the Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (MCVCAC/MBSACC) for 14 credits.

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada recognizes conferences and workshops held outside of Canada that are developed by a university, academy, hospital, specialty society or college as accredited group learning activities.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ claimed by physicians attending live events certified and organized in the United States for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ can be claimed through the agreement on mutual recognition of credits between UEMS and AMA, considered as being equal to the European Continuous Medical Education Credits (ECMEC©) granted by the UEMS. One AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ is equivalent to one (1) hour of European EACCME Credit (ECMEC©), therefore up to 14 ECMEC© Credits are available. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE*

FRIDAY – JANUARY 30, 2015

7:45 - 8:30

REGISTRATION AT THE BOSTON PARK PLAZA HOTEL

8:30 - 12:45

MORNING PROGRAM

Moderator:
Barent Walsh

The Developing Brain and Drugs:
What We Know and What We Can Tell Students

Staci A. Gruber

Preventing Youth Violence

Raymond B. Flannery, Jr.

Innovations in Uncovering Suicidal Ideation and Intent in Schools:
The Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events

Shawn Shea

12:45 - 2:00

BREAK

2:00 - 5:15

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

Moderator:
Nancy Rappaport

The Education of Boys/Young Men of Color: Urgency and Opportunity

Ronald Walker

Rethinking Teens and Social Media:
Low Tech Solutions to High Tech Dilemmas

Abigail Judge

Strategies for Enhancing Executive Function

Kalyani Krishnan

SATURDAY – JANUARY 31, 2015

8:30 - 12:45

MORNING PROGRAM

Moderator:
Nancy Rappaport

Providing Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services:
Uniting Parents, Schools, and the Community

Shella Dennery

Strategies for Teaching and Reaching the Students
Who Challenge Us Most

Jeffrey Benson

Engaging Vulnerable Students
Exhibiting Attachment and Relationship Difficulties

Daniel Hughes

12:45 - 2:00

BREAK

2:00 - 5:00

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

Moderator:
Barent Walsh

Working with GLBT Students in the School:
Coming Out and Staying Safe

Cecil R. Webster, Jr.

DBT Skills for Emotional Regulation

Dianna Lesanto

Helping Struggling Students:
Resiliency Strategies for Parents, Teachers, and Clinicians

Nancy Rappaport

REGISTRATION INFORMATION



Course Number #352466

Tuition Fees:
Physician's Fee $390 (USD)
All others $290 (USD)

All foreign payments must be made by a draft on a United States bank or by Amex, Visa, or MasterCard. If paying by credit card, please register online here. Upon receipt of your registration, an email confirmation from the HMS-DCE office will be sent to you. Therefore, be sure to include an email address that is checked frequently. If paying by check, make it payable to Harvard Medical School and mail with completed registration form to: Harvard Medical School, P.O. Box 417476, Boston, MA 02241-7476. A confirmation letter will be mailed to the address listed on the form. Telephone, fax, or mailed registrations by credit card are not accepted.

ACGME COMPETENCIES

This course is designed to meet: patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism.

INQUIRIES

By phone (617-384-8600), Mon - Fri, 9 am to 5 pm (ET) or by email at:
hms-cme@hms.harvard.edu.

ONLINE INFORMATION

To ensure proper registration, please add the first three letters of the code found at the bottom of the registration form. To register or view activity information online click here.

REFUND POLICY

A handling fee of $60 is deducted for cancellation. Refund requests must be received by postal mail, email or fax one week prior to this activity. No refunds will be made thereafter.

DISCLOSURE POLICY

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

COURSE LOCATION AND ACCOMMODATIONS

All sessions will be held at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Rooms in Boston are limited; you are urged to make your reservation early. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Boston Park Plaza, 64 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116 (617) 426-2000 or (800) 225-2008 until January 3, 2015. Please specify that you are enrolled in this course to receive a conference rate.

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Course #352466





Offered by



Course Directors
Judy Reiner Platt
Nancy Rappaport
Barent Walsh

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FACULTY

JEFFREY BENSON
SHELLA DENNERY
RAYMOND B. FLANNERY, Jr.
STACI A. GRUBER
DANIEL HUGHES
ABIGAIL JUDGE
KALYANI KRISHNAN
DIANNA LESANTO
JUDY REINER PLATT
NANCY RAPPAPORT
SHAWN SHEA
RONALD WALKER
BARENT WALSH
CECIL R. WEBSTER, Jr.

UPCOMING
COURSES

COUPLES
November 7-8

AUTISM
November 14-15


EATING DISORDERS
December 12-13


ADDICTIONS
March 6-7, 2015


YOUNG ADULTS
April 10-11, 2015

MEDITATION
May 8-9, 2015


 

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