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Megan Snair, Rapporteur Forum for Childrenâs Well-Being: Promoting Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health for Children and Youth Board on Children, Youth, and Families Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON CHILDRENâS MENTAL HEALTH AND THE LIFE COURSE MODEL: A VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES WILLIAM R. BEARDSLEE, Department of Psychiatry, Boston Childrenâs Hospital and Department of Child Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School THOMAS F. BOAT, Cincinnati Childrenâs Hospital Medical Center and Division of Pulmonary Medicine, University of Cincinnati LAUREL K. LESLIE, American Board of Pediatrics and Tufts University School of Medicine NEAL HALFON (Liaison), Center for Healthier Children, Families, and Communities, University of California, Los Angeles v
FORUM FOR CHILDRENâS WELL-BEING: PROMOTING COGNITIVE, AFFECTIVE, AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH WILLIAM R. BEARDSLEE (Co-Chair),1 Baer Prevention Initiatives and Department of Psychiatry, Boston Childrenâs Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School C. HENDRICKS BROWN (Co-Chair),1 Departments of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University CHERYL POLK (Co-Chair),2 Safe & Sound DAVID W. WILLIS (Co-Chair),1 Center for the Study of Social Policy SANDRA BARRUECO,2 Catholic University of America HAROLYN M.E. BELCHER, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Center for Diversity in Public Health Leadership Training, Kennedy Krieger Institute THOMAS F. BOAT,1 University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine; Cincinnati Childrenâs Hospital Medical Center FELESIA R. BOWEN,1 College of Nursing, Medical University of South Carolina RAHIL D. BRIGGS, ZERO TO THREE; Department of Pediatrics, Montefiore Medical Group TINA CHENG,2 Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine NATHANIEL Z. COUNTS, Montefiore Medical Group MARTHA B. DAVIS, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ROBERT H. DUGGER,1 Hanover Provident Capital, LLC; ReadyNation ALEXA EGGLESTON, Domestic Programs, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation MARY FRISTAD, Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology; Nationwide Childrenâs Hospital LYNDA GARGAN, National Federation of Families for Childrenâs Mental Health J. DAVID HAWKINS,1 School of Social Work, University of Washington KIMBERLY EATON HOAGWOOD, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, School of Medicine, New York University STEPHANIE M. JONES,2 Harvard Graduate School of Education JENNIFER W. KAMINSKI, Division of Human Development and Disability, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 1Until October 2019. 2Beginning October 2019. vi
KELLY J. KELLEHER, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, Health Services Research, Community Health, and Services Research; Research Institute, Nationwide Childrenâs Hospital AMY WIMPEY KNIGHT, Childrenâs Hospital Association UMA KOTAGAL,1 Cincinnati Childrenâs Hospital Medical Center LAUREL K. LESLIE, American Board of Pediatrics; Department of Medicine and Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine MARY ANN McCABE, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice; Society of Pediatric Psychology; Department of Pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine; Department of Applied Psychology, George Mason University TYLER NORRIS, Well-Being Trust MARY JANE ROTHERAM-BORUS,1 Child Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Global Center for Children and Families; Center for HIV Identification, Prevention, and Treatment Services; Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles CARLOS E. SANTOS,2 Luskin School of Public Affairs, University of California, Los Angeles ANDY SHIH, Autism Speaks JOSÃ SZAPOCZNIK,1 Department of Public Health Sciences, Miami Clinical Translational Science Institute; Center for Family Studies, University of Miami VERA FRANCES âFANâ TAIT, American Academy of Pediatrics DEBORAH KLEIN WALKER, Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice; Boston University School of Public Health LESLIE R. WALKER-HARDING,2 Department of Pediatrics, Seattle Childrenâs Hospital Forum Staff SUZANNE LE MENESTREL, Director ERIN KELLOGG, Associate Program Officer STACEY SMIT, Senior Program Assistant DIANNA TRAN, Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Fellow ( JanuaryâApril 2020) vii
Acknowledgments This workshop proceedings record was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published record of proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review com- ments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceed- ings: David W. Willis, Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, DC. We also thank staff member Ann Styka for reading and providing helpful comments on this manuscript. Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive com- ments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings, nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this record of proceedings was overseen by Patrick H. Deleon, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine and the Graduate School of Nursing, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this record of proceedings was carried out in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the rapporteur and the National Academies. ix
Preface A better understanding of the developmental origins of and influence on childrenâs behavioral and mental health is especially important now, given a number of rapidly changing patterns observed in society and an increasing level of morbidity. This includes the growing prevalence of men- tal health disorders and a growing appreciation of the role and impact of neurodevelopmental health problems. This webinar series aimed to both raise awareness about these alarming trends and activate stakeholders, advocates, researchers, practitioners, and partners to implement change strategies that can effectively address these trends. The Forum for Childrenâs Well-Being expresses its appreciation to Neal Halfon, University of California, Los Angeles, and the teams at the Life Course Research Network and the Life Course Intervention Research Network for their extensive support in the planning and hosting of this webinar series. The Forum also thanks Stephen Buka, Brown University, and Matthew Biel, Georgetown University, for the time and expertise they have offered in developing this webinar series. xi
Contents 1 Introduction 1 Organization of Webinars, 2 Organization of Proceedings, 2 2 Overview and Trends in Childrenâs Mental Health 5 Shifting Epidemiology and Drivers of Change, 5 Increasing Mental Health Disorders in Children and Adolescents, 6 Developmental Implications, 9 3 Developmental Origins of Childrenâs Mental Health Disorders 13 Adverse Childhood Experiences and Mental Disorders, 13 Stress Pathways in the Brain and Impacts on Development, 16 Impact of Stress During Periods of Development, 20 Opportunities for Intervention, 24 4 New Ways of Thinking about Childrenâs Mental Health 27 Analytical Frameworks, 27 Future Opportunities and Challenges, 34 5 Policy Responses to Support Childrenâs Mental Health 39 National-Level Policies, 39 State-Level Policy, 45 Going Beyond Technical Solutions, 48 xiii
xiv CONTENTS 6 Transforming Childrenâs Health Care to Improve Lifelong Behavioral Health 53 Transforming Childrenâs Health Care, 54 Challenging the Field to Embrace Transformational Change, 61 References 65 Appendixes A Schedule of Webinars 71 B Biographical Sketches of Workshop Presenters and Planning Committee Members 73