The Challenge of Prevention & Early Intervention in Children’s Mental Health
Presenter: Dr. Paul Ramchandani
Saturday, October 22, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST
An online virtual presentation via Zoom videoconference.
ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION
The case for prevention and early intervention in mental health is well established and the potential benefits in health and economic terms are frequently stated. Yet, progress in the widespread implementation of effective psychotherapeutic treatments for prevention is slow and challenging. In this talk I wish to examine some of the evidence for prevention and early intervention drawing on a range of evidence, including findings from a new randomised controlled trial of a Video Feedback Intervention (ViPP-SD) (the Healthy Start Happy Start trial) and the inclusion of positive everyday interventions such as play.
Early intervention and prevention efforts have to go beyond specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. As well as trying to help those at higher risk, we also have to examine ways to promote behaviours and environments that promote positive factors.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Paul is LEGO Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning at Cambridge University, UK. He also works as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the UK National Health Service and was previously Professor of Child and Adolescent Mental Health at Imperial College London.
Paul trained as a doctor before further study in Public Health and Child and Adolescent Mental Health. He is Director of the PEDAL Research Centre at Cambridge, which has a focus on play, learning and child development.
Paul is a trustee of the Early Intervention Foundation and the practitioner review editor for the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.
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