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Virtual Meyerhoff Lecture: Children's Mental Health: A Global Perspective

Join Paramjit T. Joshi, MD, for this free Virtual Meyerhoff Lecture. 

There are few human tragedies that stir sympathy and concern more deeply than to see the suffering of children from around the world; this can lead to spontaneous feelings and impulses of wanting to help. However, such impulses need to be harnessed in a productive manner. On a global scale, psychiatric disorders are among the most common of medical morbidity. We share in a global responsibility to transcend cultural and political boundaries to identify childhood-onset psychiatric illness as an international public health crisis that demands the attention and efforts of clinicians, families, stakeholders, and policy makers around the world.

What happens to children when their world is turned upside down? Their predicament is both overwhelming and inescapable. While many countries are beginning to focus more on mental health and allocating resources - far too many children and adolescents still face obstacles when seeking care from a child mental health professional. This presentation will identify the global challenges we face in children’s mental health, share successful psycho-social programs that have been developed, and how to face cultural and political challenges and ways to provide educational tools to those on the field.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Program descriptions, learning objectives, speaker biographies, disclosures, etc., will be published once available. Attendees participating for contact hours must have an ETHOS account to register for events, take pre- and post- tests, and manage your continuing education credits and transcript entirely online. Participants will receive a codeword during this lecture to text to 410-291-8061 or enter at cme.sheppardpratt.org/code to complete enrollment. Click here to create your ETHOS account and register for a lecture.

If you have questions, please contact Lisa Illum, lillum@sheppardpratt.org.

 

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