Children’s Mental Health: Key Challenges, Strategies, and Effective Solutions

Congressional Briefing

Please Mark Your Calendars!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007, 12 pm – 2 pm
Rayburn House Office Building B-369
(Lunch will be provided)

The American Psychological Association
In conjunction with

Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA)
Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-MN) Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI)
Rep. Donna Christensen (D-VI) Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)

And Co-Chairs of the Congressional Mental Health Caucus

Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA) Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA)

The quality and accessibility of children’s mental health services has received widespread attention in recent years, including major reports by the Surgeon General’s Conference on Children’s Mental Health and the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. Please join us as we hear from a panel of expert psychologists as they discuss critical issues regarding access to mental health services for children and adolescents; early intervention and prevention; cultural and linguistic competence in children’s mental health care; school mental health; prevention of violence and school shootings; and workforce shortages in children’s mental health care.


Jane Knitzer, Ed.D., Director, National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University


Janice Cooper, Ph.D., Director, Child Health and Mental Health, National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University

Kimberly Hoagwood, Ph.D., Director, Bureau on Youth Services Research, State of New YorkOffice on Mental Health

Ken Martinez, Psy.D., Former State Director, Children’s Behavioral Health, New MexicoChildren, Youth, and Families Department

William Pelham, Ph.D., Director, Center for Children and Families, SUNY-Buffalo