The Multiple Faces of Deportation: Understanding the Challenges and Becoming Part of the Solution for Asylum Seekers, Mixed Status Families, and DREAMers
DREAMers (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors), unaccompanied minors, asylum seekers, and children from families with mixed status present with complex psychosocial and legal circumstances. Changes on immigration policy and the uncertainty about an upcoming reform have amplified the underlying struggles for these youth. This Clinical Perspectives aims to provide child and adolescent psychiatrists with a better understanding of the needs of these vulnerable populations and with useful knowledge to be applied to clinical and advocacy efforts. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Maria C. Zerrate, Gabrielle L. Shapiro, Joshua D. Feder Tags: Clinical Perspectives 15 Source Type: research

15.1 Advocating for LGBTQ Asylum-Seeking Populations in Underresourced Rural America
Worldwide LGBT youth face different levels of persecution. Unfortunately, treatment guidelines for transgender youth and their families are limited, and health care systems, particularly in rural areas, are not equipped to adequately provide care to this population. After participation in this Clinical Perspectives, participants will be able to do the following: 1) accurately cite the United Nations Treaty criteria, including protections against the torture of sexual minorities; 2) apply an understanding of LGBT persecution worldwide to the care of transgender and immigrant patients; and 3) begin the process of creating st...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shawn S. Sidhu Source Type: research

15.2 Growing Up Dreaming: My Journey as an Undocumented Immigrant to Life as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
DREAMers (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) may be exposed to a constellation of stressors that their native peers may not experience and, thus, may be at higher risk for the development of mental health issues that warrant care and intervention. It is important for child and adolescent psychiatrists to be aware of the psychosocial issues that undocumented youths face to help reduce barriers limiting access to services, to build sustaining treatment relationships, and to identify care systems to promote support and resiliency. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Annie Li Source Type: research

15.3 Invisible and Unpredictable: Assessment of Unaccompanied Minors
In 2016 alone, there were more than 400,000 displaced and unaccompanied minors who entered the United States, according to the 2016 US Customs and Border Protection. Many studies have focused on documenting the experience of unaccompanied youth, but there are few clinical guidelines or recommendations on how to address their mental health needs. Assessment of this vulnerable group requires consideration of unique cultural constructs, drivers, and determinants of migration and an overview of strengths and needs. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzan Song Source Type: research

15.4 Legal Issues Facing Unaccompanied Minors, Asylum Seekers, and Mixed Status Families
Unaccompanied minors and families with mixed status must navigate a complex legal system. For child and adolescent psychiatrists to be fully equipped to help their patients through these challenges, assess their mental health needs, and provide needed treatment, they must understand the impact of immigration legislation on these vulnerable populations and the specific legal hurdles they face. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Caitlin R. Costello Source Type: research

Autoimmune Encephalopathy: Evaluation, Treatment, and Management
This presentation will focus on increasing provider awareness of the autoimmune encephalopathies (AEs) and the current criteria for determining suspicion for this spectrum of illness. Patients with AE may present with or without focal neurological signs or symptoms but often have associated neuropsychiatric symptoms that might lead them to present to psychiatry first. Likewise, the spectrum of illness associated with AEs is highly variable, at times with minimal or no findings on the initial medical evaluation. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lisa B. Namerow, GenaLynne C. Mooneyham Tags: Clinical Perspectives 16 Source Type: research

16.1 Autoimmune Encephalopathy: Clinical Features and Diagnostic Criteria
Autoimmune encephalopathy has become a more widely recognized cause of abrupt-onset neuropsychiatric syndromes. This disease spectrum affects all age groups and the presenting symptoms often vary with age. Several observational studies describing clinical symptoms and diagnostic criteria have been published. At the conclusion of this talk, the learners will be able to: 1) recognize the clinical signs that should prompt an evaluation for autoimmune encephalopathy; 2) perform an appropriate diagnostic evaluation to assess for autoimmune encephalopathies; and 3) understand the newly proposed diagnostic criteria for autoimmune...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: William Gallentine Source Type: research

16.2 Psychiatric Presentations of Autoimmune Encephalopathy
This presentation will provide an introduction to the literature summarizing the current complexities in detecting patients with autoimmune encephalopathies (AEs) and will review 1 to 2 cases with neuropsychiatric findings that led the clinician to consider the diagnosis of AE. In addition, these case presentations will highlight the potential obstacles in making the diagnosis and in collaborating with other medical disciplines to provide a consistent approach to both treatment and recovery. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lisa B. Namerow Source Type: research

16.3 The Role of Neuropsychology in the Evaluation and Management of Autoimmune Encephalopathy
Mental illness manifestations from autoimmune encephalopathy (AE) can confound and delay diagnosis, and treatment delays can have deleterious effects on prognosis. Standard laboratories can take weeks to process, and tests that can rapidly distinguish etiology are critical for differential. Many individuals with AE will present with cognitive symptoms, highlighting the importance of having standardized tools to identify and monitor symptoms. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kevin P. Young Source Type: research

16.4 Treatment Approaches in the Management of Autoimmune Encephalopathy
This presentation will focus on the treatment of autoimmune encephalopathies (AEs), including immunomodulatory treatments and supportive therapies. AE is a broad category of autoimmune brain disease, representing numerous diagnoses, with a range of symptoms and severity. As a result, there are different treatment recommendations based on the clinical features and specific diagnosis. It is important for all providers to recognize the heterogeneity in treatment responses across the spectrum of AE and across immunomodulatory therapies. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Heather A. Van Mater Source Type: research

16.5 Autoimmune Encephalopathy: What a Child Psychiatrist Should Know
As child and adolescent psychiatrists, we are often the first clinicians to evaluate patients who present with new onset psychosis. The diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis must be included in the differential diagnosis for patients with an acute onset of personality changes, cognitive decline, and sensory perceptual disturbances. This presentation will outline key principles that the practicing child and adolescent psychiatrist should become familiar with in the evaluation and management of autoimmune brain disorders. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: GenaLynne C. Mooneyham Source Type: research

Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa: An Updated Review of Evidence-Based Treatments
Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN), are highly prevalent in child, adolescent, and young adult treatment populations. The illness results in significant medical comorbidity, and a multidisciplinary team is often necessary to adequately target symptoms and ensure safe renourishment. Participants will learn about the following: 1) the medical assessment and treatment of adolescent eating disorders, including history, physical exam, laboratory assessment, and treatment of malnutrition; 2) psychological and mental health assessment and treatment approaches in both inpatient and outpatien...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer L. Derenne, Maria LaVia Tags: Clinical Perspectives 17 Source Type: research

17.1 Psychiatric Assessment and Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Adolescent Eating Disorders in Both Inpatient and Outpatient Settings
Psychological assessment of eating disorders is an essential part of a comprehensive evaluation that ultimately allows the team to provide appropriate treatment. Participants will learn about the following: 1) important interview questions used to establish the DSM-5 diagnosis; 2) working with multidisciplinary team members to craft the appropriate treatment approach; and 3) evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches to treating anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer L. Derenne Source Type: research

17.2 Can Family-Based Treatment for Eating Disorders in Youth Be Improved?
The objectives of this talk are as follows: 1) to provide a review of adaptions, adjunctive treatments, and additional treatments that have been added to family-based treatment (FBT) for eating disorders in youth; 2) to critically evaluate the findings from studies of these approaches; and 3) to describe the potential use of these new approaches for clinicians. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer Couturier Source Type: research

17.3 The Evidence for Psychotropic Medications in Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Although medication is rarely the first-line treatment for eating disorders, there are some indications for psychotropic medication for eating disorders, and the presence of an eating disorder does affect psychopharmacologic decision making. Participants will learn the following: 1) current evidence for psychotropic medications for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa; and 2) factors to consider when prescribing medication for comorbid mental health conditions in patients with eating disorders. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Nina Eisenberg Kirz Source Type: research

17.4 Medical Assessment, Management, and Safe Renourishment in Adolescent Eating Disorders
Children and adolescents with eating disorders may present with medical issues that range in both scope and acuity. Participants will learn about the following: 1) the health issues that should be considered during initial evaluation; 2) the growth and health concerns specific to children and adolescents; and 3) the medical monitoring and treatment recommendations during renourishment. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer Carlson Source Type: research

Balancing the Competitive Edge Among Young Athletes: Understanding Mental Health and Addiction Within This Population
Substance abuse, mental health conditions, and eating disorders are prevalent in young athletes, although they often go unrecognized. The purpose of this Clinical Perspectives is as follows: 1) to understand how young athletes may be prone to substance use and mental illness; 2) to review the effects that performance-enhancing drugs have on sports players; and 3) to learn how to recognize and treat substance abuse, eating disorders, and complications from sports-related head injuries. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Scott Krakower, David L. Atkinson Tags: Clinical Perspectives 18 Source Type: research

18.1 Sports-Related Head Injuries and Mental Health of Athletes
Sports-related head injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in youth may result from a variety of causes, including motor vehicle accidents, falls, and incidental injury to the head. Increased attention has been given toward TBI and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In this Clinical Perspectives, the audience will: 1) understand how to recognize sports-related head injuries; 2) identify mental health comorbidities associated with these conditions; 3) review treatment for these injuries; and 4) recognize potential clinical gaps in care. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Scott Krakower Source Type: research

18.2 Use and Misuse of Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Athletes
The objectives of this presentation are as follows: 1) to discuss the prevalence of steroid and other PEDs in young athletes; 2) to review how PEDs may affect their bodies; and 3) to explore the link between PED use and addiction. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: David L. Atkinson Source Type: research

18.3 Managing Pain in Athletes
The objectives of this session are as follows: 1) to assess the prevalence of opioid prescriptions, with attention paid to longitudinal trends; 2) to examine the rates of opioid medication misuse among adolescent athletes; and 3) to explore which sport types are at increased risk for opioid misuse and the qualities of athletes that place them at risk. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Pantea Farahmand Source Type: research

18.4 The Interface of Cannabis and Sports
The goals of this session are as follows: 1) to discuss the relationship between adolescent sports participation and cannabis use, and the variance of this relationship across sports and components of sports participation; 2) to examine cannabis use among recreational and elite athletes; and 3) to discuss cannabis use among athletes to enhance performance. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kara Simone Bagot Source Type: research

18.5 Managing Eating Disorders in Athletes
This presentation summarizes the literature that compares eating disorders, weight anxiety, and disordered weight-control behaviors among athletes compared with nonathlete control subjects. Participants will learn the following: 1) the unique risks and protective factors for the development of eating disorders among athletes; 2) the degree to which these factors stratify by sport type and gender; 3) key considerations for screening and diagnosis; and 4) treatment and preventative approaches for this population. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marcel Green Source Type: research

Catastrophic Events in 2017: A Comparative Approach to Unique Challenges and Recovery From Disasters in the United States
This Clinical Perspectives will present the similarities and differences among 3 disasters of 2017 that occurred in different settings and context. The first presentation will discuss the needs of people who as tourists suffered from a mass shooting in Las Vegas and were forced to return home as a result. The second presentation will discuss the professional disabilities among practitioners of child psychiatry in the aftermath of a natural disaster in Puerto Rico, Hurricane Mar ía. The third presentation will demonstrate evidence-based and multimodal strategies that are developed to attend to the emotional needs of ...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Steven Berkowitz, Linda Chokroverty, Stephen Cozza Tags: Clinical Perspectives 19 Source Type: research

19.1 Attending to the Needs of Victims of the Las Vegas Shooting Once They Returned Home
Incidents of mass violence have increased over recent decades, with more events culminating in large numbers of fatalities and injuries. Given the extent of the mental health, community, and social impact of mass violence among survivors and their families, bereaved family members, responders, and other helping professionals, we need to appreciate the complexities of these events and how best to support those impacted in the short and long term. For example, we need to appreciate how different communities might be impacted by such incidents, the impact and experiences of victims, and secondary stress that individuals and c...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Melissa Brymer Source Type: research

19.2 How to Practice as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist After a Major Disaster: The Case of Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
The goals of this session are as follows: 1) to discuss the specific challenges and needs encountered by child and adolescent psychiatrists in Puerto Rico as a result of Hurricane Mar ía; and 2) to make suggestions for systems-level improvements and preparedness based on the experiences described. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Iris Rodriguez Delgado Source Type: research

19.3 Building Resiliency in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: Lessons Learned and Ongoing Recovery Efforts
The goals of this session are to identify risks associated with hurricane exposure and review evidence-based practices being used as part of a specialized postdisaster recovery program, including risk screening, assessment, and intervention. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Julie B. Kaplow Source Type: research

Clinical Perspectives on Youth Sexual Assault
Youth sexual assault is an ongoing societal problem that is associated with serious and long-lasting adverse mental health and medical outcomes. This presentation provides contextual, mental health, and legal perspectives on the progress made and ongoing challenges in caring for youth who experience sexual assault. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Judith A. Cohen, Anthony P. Mannarino Tags: Clinical Perspectives 20 Source Type: research

20.1 Contextualizing Recent Events Related to Youth Sexual Assault
Recent high-profile events have called attention to the issue of youth sexual assault. This presentation discusses some of these events within a broader historical context. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marilyn B. Benoit Source Type: research

20.2 Clinical Correlates of Youth Sexual Assault
This presentation will describe the common clinical presentations for youth seeking services for sexual assault, with a special emphasis on youth who present for acute care after the assault. Most victims do not come forward right away, but those who do are typically seeking immediate health services and forensic evidence collection, not therapy. Helpful acute service responses create opportunity for linking youth to specialty mental health care and preventing the development of chronic trauma responses. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lucy Berliner Source Type: research

20.3 Legal Considerations for Youth Who Experience Sexual Assault
This presentation will describe the special considerations for investigation and prosecution of sexual assault cases involving youth. All cases of sexual assault have challenges compared with other crimes, much of which are based on the need to rely so heavily on victim statements because other evidence is not always available. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lisa Johnson Source Type: research

20.4 Treating Youth Who Experience Sexual Assault
This presentation describes the use of trauma-focused (TF)-CBT, an evidence-based treatment for youth who have experienced sexual assault, and the use of principles of sexual health in preventing sexual assault. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Judith A. Cohen Source Type: research

Elements of Integrated Treatment of Refractory Major Depression in Youth
The overall objective of this Clinical Perspectives program is to lay out “best practices” for the integrated care of youth with treatment refractory depression. We seek to fill a professional practice gap of improving systems of care by implementing an integration of different approaches and disciplines during treatment. By the end of the program, attendees will have met 4 objectives as follows: 1) to know the evidence for efficacy of current pharmacological and psychological treatments based on recent meta-analyses; 2) to explain limitations in treatment studies and apply this knowledge to the literature; 3) ...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kenneth Towbin Tags: Clinical Perspectives 21 Source Type: research

21.1 Integrated Treatment of Refractory Depression in Youth: A Review of Medication, Psychological Treatments, and Barriers to Optimal Care
Clinical experience and research have shown that major depression is refractory to treatment; meta-analyses of studies that use a single intervention report moderate effect sizes. Forty percent of patients do not benefit from pharmacological-only treatment, and 35 –55% of patients are unresponsive to CBT-only or interpersonal therapy (IPT)-only treatment. Large controlled studies suggest that combination treatment with CBT plus pharmacotherapy offers superior responses and results. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kenneth Towbin, Kathryn DeLonga Source Type: research

21.2 Integrated Treatment of Refractory Depression in Youth: Implementing and Achieving Integrated Care
The second segment of the program concentrates on how integrated treatment is achieved. Integrating treatment is the way practitioners who work with the same patient share a formulation of the patient ’s disorder (not only the diagnoses), discuss perceived obstacles to improvement, and set out the “top problems” that will be the foci of both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Educating parents on the disorders and ways to support the therapies is crucial and requires the same level of at tention to communication between practitioners, clarifying which practitioner will do which parts of that work. (Sou...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kenneth Towbin, Kathryn DeLonga Source Type: research

21.3 Integrated Treatment of Refractory Depression in Youth: Focusing Integrated Care
The third segment of this program will discuss how integrated treatment must be focused treatment. This includes collaboration between the providers on avoiding distractions that arise from “new problems,” setting a time limit for treatment, keeping attention to top problems, and planning for aftercare and follow-up. More case examples will be offered, and there will be time for questions. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kenneth Towbin, Kathryn DeLonga Source Type: research

Innovations in Emergency Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents in the United States, and the frequency of suicide and suicidal thoughts and behaviors (STBs) appears to be rising in youth, especially among younger children and girls. Screening for STBs is being implemented in some primary care settings, yet emergency departments (EDs) and other crisis services have not expanded to address the need for comprehensive evaluation, and the number of inpatient beds and intensive aftercare services are scarce. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ruth Gerson, Vera Feuer Tags: Clinical Perspectives 22 Source Type: research

22.1 Suicide Risk Assessment in the Emergency Department: A Clinical Research Review
Suicide is the second most common cause of death in children, adolescents, and young adults. Unfortunately, too frequently, children and adolescents are not adequately assessed for suicidality both in primary care and emergency department (ED) settings. The goals of this presentation are to review suicide assessment in the ED setting and to examine suicide risk factors and appropriate interventions. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Argelinda Baroni Source Type: research

22.2 Development of an Innovative and Practical Suicide Risk-Assessment Battery for Adolescents in the Emergency Department
Current suicide risk assessment methods rely predominantly on patient self-report, which may be unreliable. For instance, nearly 80% of suicide decedents denied suicidal intent in their last contact with mental health care professionals. The field is sorely in need of more precise and accurate assessment tools. This presentation will introduce novel research initiatives implemented in the emergency department aimed to develop a practical and easily interpretable battery of suicide risk assessments made up of performance-based measures that do not solely rely on patient self-report. (Source: Journal of the American Academy ...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Katherine Tezanos, Ruth Gerson, Argelinda Baroni, Christine Cha Source Type: research

22.3 Implementation of a Group Therapy Program in a Pediatric Psychiatric Emergency Setting
We sought to implement a group therapy program in a pediatric psychiatric emergency department (ED). Stand-alone interventions, such as safety planning, have been shown to be beneficial in the psychiatric ED. Furthermore, group therapy has a long history of use in inpatient settings. However, to our knowledge, skills group programming has yet to be implemented in a pediatric emergency setting. Therefore, groups were created and implemented to enhance individual assessment and intervention in a pediatric psychiatric ED. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alana Moses Source Type: research

22.4 Impact of a Brief Inpatient Intervention and Suicide Safety Planning App to Decrease Suicidal Behavior After Hospital Discharge
This presentation will describe and evaluate the impact of a brief inpatient intervention, As Safe As Possible (ASAP), supported by an emotion-regulation and safety-planning smartphone application (app) called BRITE on postdischarge suicide attempts. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: David A. Brent, Betsy D. Kennard Source Type: research

Interdisciplinary Children's Digital Health: Moving From Ideas to Population-Level Impact
We will develop a framework for shepherding an idea from an innovative, hypothetical concept to a tangible digital health tool that parents and children want to use. Innovation in measurement is necessary for transformative change. Our current tools and approaches to child mental health do not scale. To advance the population science and precision medicine of early childhood mental health, we need to create scalable, machine-driven, mobile tools for observational assessment and intervention to be used in children ’s homes, schools, and communities, as well as clinical settings. (Source: Journal of the American Academ...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Helen L. Egger, Rachel Lebwohl Tags: Clinical Perspectives 23 Source Type: research

23.1 Autism and Beyond: Lessons From an Iphone Study of Young Children
To present results from our Duke iPhone study Autism& Beyond to illustrate how smartphone-based tools coupled with automated computer vision and machine learning analytics can transform how, when, and where we assess young children ’s development and mental health. The primary aims of the study were to test the acceptability and feasibility of conducting an iPhone-based study with caregivers and young children, which included collection of caregiver-report and child video behavioral data and to test a new video-based approac h for automatically collecting and quantifying young children’s emotions and behavi...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Helen L. Egger, Geraldine Dawson, Jordan Hashemi, Kimberly L.H. Carpenter, Guillermo Sapiro Source Type: research

23.2 Leveraging Insights From Social Media to Drive Digital Mental Health Tool Development
Creating comprehensive and deep-penetrating digital tools requires a population-level understanding of the issues, experiences, and desires of the target population. New technology development provides a wide range of opportunities for meaningful engagement between health professionals and people who may not otherwise have contact with mental health providers. By use of publicly available data streams, we can develop tools and monitoring systems to increase the reach and saturation of digital mental health systems for vulnerable populations who are most in need of care and hardest to reach. (Source: Journal of the American...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kyle A. McGregor Source Type: research

23.3 Developing a Successful Academic –Technology Partnership
Technology and digital interactions are increasingly essential for the successful conduct of academic research studies. We will showcase successful models of academic-technology partnerships. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shitesh Chandra Source Type: research

23.4 Creating Early-Childhood Research Tools That Families Want to Use: The When to Wonder Platform
To attain population-level penetration, digital health tools for early childhood mental health research must integrate high-quality content expertise with cutting-edge design. As mobile technologies advance, users expect apps to be fun, interactive, and intuitive, yet also valuable. We created the When to Wonder platform by combining clinical knowledge and research expertise with best-available user experience, design, and software development methods. By building tools that families want to use —and keep using—we can expand our capacity to gather, create, and share scientific knowledge. (Source: Journal of the...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Timothy L. Verduin, Steven Robinson, Cheryl R. Stein, Kyle A. McGregor, Chenyue Zhao, Katherine Driscoll, Nancy L. Zucker, Lori A. Orlando, Helen L. Egger Source Type: research

Online Interventions for Youth and Parents
This Clinical Perspectives will enhance attendees ’ knowledge and understanding of a range of online mental health programs and tools for youth and their parents, including those used to prevent and treat youth anxiety, depression, substance use, explosive outbursts, emotion-regulation difficulties, and social skill deficits. These programs in clude MoodGYM, SPARX-R, Secret Agent Society, Climate Schools, and the Brake Shop. Findings from empirical evaluations of each program will be presented. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jennifer S. Schild, Renae B. Beaumont Tags: Clinical Perspectives 24 Source Type: research

24.1 Evaluation of the MoodGym and SPARX-R Online Depression Prevention Programs in Schools
This presentation will test the effectiveness of 2 universal online, self-directed CBT programs in preventing and reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety in an adolescent school-based population. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Alison L. Calear Source Type: research

24.2 Randomized Controlled Trial of a Serious Gaming Intervention for Children on the Autism Spectrum: Effects on Emotion Regulation and Social Skills
Few online approaches to social-emotional skills training for children with ASD have been systematically evaluated. This presentation describes the findings from an RCT of an online parent-coaching intervention that used a computer game to improve the social-emotional skills of children with high-functioning ASD. An overview of the intervention will be presented, including a practical demonstration of the Secret Agent Society (SAS) computer game. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Renae B. Beaumont Source Type: research

24.3 Internet-Based Prevention for Alcohol and Other Drugs: An Overview of the Universal Climate Schools Prevention Programs
Substance use is one of the leading causes of burden of disease among young people, and effective prevention is critical. The Climate Schools courses are online, universal school-based programs designed to prevent alcohol and other drug use and related harms among adolescents. Developed in consultation with students, teachers, and health professionals, the courses use cartoon storylines, quizzes, and group activities, within an online delivery framework, to engage students. The aim of this presentation is to provide an overview of the effectiveness of the Climate Schools courses and to discuss future directions for dissemi...
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lauren Gardner Source Type: research

24.4 Virtual Treatment for Intermittent Explosive Disorder
This presentation will describe the Brake Shop (www.leakybrakes.ca) virtual self-management at the Child and Parent Resource Institute (www.cpri.ca) and present preliminary outcome data for our online and facility-based programs. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - October 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Clare Mitchell, Becky Mathieu Source Type: research