Global mental health: Children in crisis

Date

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Day

Venue Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
LONDON
W1G 0AE
Organised by

Psychiatry Section , World Psychiatric Association

Accreditation

6 CPD Points

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about this event

This day event in association with the World Psychiatric Association will discuss the global public health challenge of mental health of young people. 

International speakers will cover the research, policy and practice and the programmes for children in war and disaster areas and refugee children and the challenges of running programmes in developing countries/LAMIC.

Keynote speakers

Professor Vikram Patel, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Adjunct Professor and Joint Director, Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries, Public Health Foundation of India


Dr Theresa Betancourt,
Director, Research Program on Children and Adversity, Boston College School of Social Work, USA


Professor Bill Yule,
Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London and Foundation for Children and War


objectives

  • Gain knowledge of  the scope and context of the enormity of child mental health issues across the globe
  • Gain an understanding of the paramount  importance of scientific enquiry and practice when undertaking compassionate work
  • Develop a critical understanding of applicable techniques
  • Discuss cultural issues enabling application of demonstrated programmes in diverse settings
  • Meet a range of child mental health disciplines and individuals who share a common aim 

 

early bird price

*available until Thursday 21 December 2017 

RSM member from £50 - £85

Non-member from £60 - £155

*Tickets include tea and coffee and lunch.

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Programme subject to change

agenda

8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Introduction

Dr Gordana Milavic, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Maudsley Hospital and Co-Chair, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Scientific Section, World Psychiatric Association

9.05 am

Welcome address

Dr Afzal Javed, President Elect, World Psychiatric Association

Session 1 - Mental health of young people: A global public health challenge

Dr Afzal Javed

9.15 am

Acting early: The scientific imperative for preventing mental health problems across the life course

Professor Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Adjunct Professor and Joint Director, Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries, Public Health Foundation of India

10.00 am

Resilience and protective factors in children exposed to war: Moving from a longitudinal/intergenerational study to mental health services research in Sierra Leone

Dr Theresa Betancourt, Salem Professor in Global Practice and Director, Research Program on Children and Adversity, Boston College School of Social Work

10.45 am

Questions and answers

11.00 am

Tea and coffee break

Session 2 - Research, policy and practice

Dr Gordana Milavic

11.30 am

Developing psychosocial care systems for children affected by armed conflict

Dr Mark Jordans, Reader, Child and Adolescent Mental Health in Humanitarian Settings, Centre for Global Mental Health, King’s College London and Director of Research and Development, War Child, Holland

12.00 pm

A psychosocial intervention model for children exposed to trauma

Professor Panos Vostanis, Professor of Child Mental Health, University of Leicester

12.30 pm

Questions and answers

12.45 pm

Lunch

Session 3 - Programmes for the most vulnerable groups: Children in war and disaster areas, refugee children

Professor Panos Vostanis

1.45 pm

Children and War Foundation Programme

Professor Bill Yule, Emeritus Professor of Applied Child Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London and Foundation for Children and War

2.45 pm

An integrated creative arts – emotional wellbeing model to re-engage high risk young people back into HIV care in Zimbabwe

Dr Melanie Amna Abas, Clinical Reader in Global Mental Health, King's College London and Director, Psychological Therapies in Global Health, King’s Health Partners

3.15 pm

Questions and answers

3.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

Session 4 - Running programmes in developing countries/LAMIC

Dr Valeria Mondelli, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and Liaison Consultant Psychiatrist, King’s College London

4.00 pm

Using technology in developing countries for teaching and supervision

Professor Atif Rahman, Professor of Child Psychiatry, University Liverpool

4.30 pm

Questions and answers

4.45 pm

Closing remarks

Dr Valeria Mondelli

5.00 pm

Close of meeting

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