Live Webinar: Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health in Children and Youth: A National Agenda

Webinar Overview

This webinar will provide an overview of the newly released National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s consensus report, Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health in Children and Youth: A National Agenda. During this webinar, several key contributors to the report will highlight updates to the research since the previous report on this topic was released 10 years ago and discuss recommendations for leveraging this substantive research to create a national agenda where children and youth thrive.


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Thomas F. Boat, M.D. (Chair) is the dean emeritus of the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati and a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Earlier, he was the director of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Research Foundation and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. More recently, he has worked at local and national levels to improve child health research efforts, subspecialty training, and clinical care. He has a special interest in issues posed by children’s mental health for pediatric care, research, and training, and he is working in Cincinnati and nationally to promote children’s behavioral health. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He is also a member of the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs and served as president of its board of directors. He has also served as chair of the American Board of Pediatrics and as president of both the Society for Pediatric Research and the American Pediatric Society. He has an M.D. in pediatric pulmonology from the University of Iowa.

Richard Catalano, Jr., Ph.D is the Bartley Dobb professor for the study and prevention of violence in the School of Social Work, a research affiliate at the Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology, and the co-founder of the Social Development Research Group, all at the University of Washington. His work focuses on discovering risk and protective factors for positive and problem behavior, designing and evaluating programs to address these factors, and using this knowledge to understand and improve prevention service systems in states and communities. He is the co-developer of the Social Development Model; several parenting programs, including “Guiding Good Choices;” the school-based program “Raising Healthy Children;” and the community prevention approach “Communities That Care.” He is a recipient of the award of excellence from the National Prevention Network, a practitioner organization, and the presidential award from the Society for Prevention Research, a scientific organization. He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, all in sociology.

Kelly J. Kelleher, M.D., Ph.D is the ADS Professor of Innovation at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Kelleher is also Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at The Ohio State University’s Colleges of Medicine and Public Health. As a pediatrician, his research interests focus on accessibility, effectiveness, and quality of health care services for children and their families, especially those affected by mental disorders, substance abuse, or violence. He has a long-standing interest in formal outcomes research for mental health and substance abuse services. He has an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health and an M.D. from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.


Date and Time

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Mountain/Arizona
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Pacific
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Alaska
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Hawaii
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm American Samoa

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Republic of the Marshall Islands
10:00 am - 11:30 am Pohnpei and Kosrae
9:00 am - 10:30 am Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
8:00 am - 9:30 am Republic of Palau

Starts: Nov. 26, 2019 3:00 pm
Ends: Nov. 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline
November 26, 2019
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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