Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches such as yoga, biofeedback, meditation, and mindfulness techniques are becoming more widely used by individuals in the United States, including children and adolescents. Some of these interventions are even being incorporated into school delivered programs to promote overall well-being and prevent mental health conditions. However, the current state of the evidence has not caught up with the public interest and utilization of these practices. This talk will provide the audience with a summary of what is known about the use of complementary health approaches by youth in the United States and a series of highlights of the current level of evidence for these approaches. Emphasis will be placed on where there is a need for additional research to justify the use of these interventions clinically, and how providers can weigh the risks of unknown potential benefit with the reported minimal risk of harm from the interventions.
Clinical Trials of DBT for Pre-Adolescent Children in Residential and Outpatient Settings
This presentation will increase participants’ knowledge of the global burden of disease for child and adolescent mental disorders and their knowledge of approaches to address mental health care needs...
Global Mental Health of Children
Early Childhood Mental Health: Addressing Adversity and Promoting Resilience
Development of evidence-based practices for children and families involved in public service sectors for severe behavioral and mental health challenges.
Using Implementation Science to Inform Interventions for Child Welfare–Involved Populations
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