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NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PEDIATRIC HEALTH EXPERTS CONDUCT CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING ON PREVENTION OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROBLEMS

April 19, 2016

AASWSW Fellow,  J. David Hawkins, Endowed Professor of Prevention, School of Social Work, University of Washington, will participate in a Congressional Briefing, April 19, 2016, from 1:00-3:30 PM, Capitol Visitor’s Center. Click here for more information.

Congressional Briefing:
Supporting Healthy Parenting through Primary Care
Join Us April 19, 2016 from 1:00-3:30 PM
Capitol Visitor’s Center
SVC 201-00
Refreshments Provided*

Thank You to Co-Hosts:
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee)
Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
&
Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington)
Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A number of evidence-based parenting programs have proven effective in preventing children’s behavioral disorders, from anxiety and depression to drug use and violence. However, despite their effectiveness, several barriers keep families and children from participating in or receiving these interventions.

There is an opportunity to integrate family focused preventive interventions into primary care settings. This briefing brings together researchers and evaluators, practitioners, policymakers, and parents to discuss the effectiveness of family-focused prevention interventions, as well as personal accounts of how these interventions have had positive effects on families. Click here for more information.

If you plan to attend this briefing, please register by April 15. To register for this event, CLICK HERE.
FEATURING:

Rep. Grace Napolitano, Congressional Mental Health Caucus

ALSO FEATURING:
J. David Hawkins Ph.D., Endowed Professor of Prevention, School of Social Work, University of Washington
Ellen C. Perrin M.D., Professor of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center
Rahil Briggs Psy.D., Montefiore Medical Center & Department of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Diane E. Bloomfield M.D., Medical Director, Family Care Center Pediatric Teams, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Ms. Rebecca Mueller on Incredible Years Parenting Program
Ms. Lidiana Baster on Familias Unidas
V. Fan Tait, M.D., Department of Child Health and Wellness, American Academy of Pediatrics
Laurel K. Leslie, M.D., M.P.H., American Board of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine