This Conference has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Please watch for updates next year regarding the 2021 Conference.
Please join us for the 24th Annual Childhood Development and Behavior Conference
July 16 & 17, Colby College
Risky Business: Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of Early Adolescence
Registration is open at http://www.colby.edu/specialprograms/cme/childhood/
The Edmund N. Ervin Pediatric Center's Child Development and Behavior Conference at Colby College is a program that brings a science and evidence based approach to understanding interventions that endeavor to improve the lives of children with complex needs. We have national speakers join with our regional and local experts and policy makers to bring science to service and policy.
The developmental period between late childhood and mid-adolescence is one that can be experienced as both thrilling and trying for parents, caregivers, teachers, providers, and the children. During this time vast changes occur within areas of neurocognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning.
This conference will provide attendees with an understanding of these changes, explore means to assess and intervene as concerns arise, and promote opportunities for healthy development. Topics will include factors that lead to risk for substance use, evidence-based mental health interventions, public health risks, special education transitions, sexuality, and social and recreational programming.
This year’s keynote speakers will be
Joseph Lee, MD, Medical Director for the Youth Continuum at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Jessica L. Schleider, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University
Our Quick Hit presenters will be
Dick Watson, LCSW, Edmund Ervin Pediatric Center
Kerry Pow, MPH, Maine Integrated Health Survey
Sheila Nelson, MPH, MSW, Adolescent Health and Injury Prevention
Julia Sleeper-Whiting, Tree Street Youth
Erin L. Belfort, MD, DFAACAP, The Gender Clinic at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
Chris Bicknell, New Beginnings
For more information about this year’s conference and to register, please visit the Colby Special Programs website: http://www.colby.edu/specialprograms/cme/childhood/
We hope to see you at the conference!