Best practices and current concepts in the field of developmental and behavioral pediatrics.
Colby College presents the nineteenth annual Childhood Development and Behavior Conference, a two-day program for professionals working with children and teens with emotional, behavioral, developmental, and mental health problems. The program will be particularly useful for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, social workers, teachers and counselors. Strategies that work in the home, school and community to help children and families experience their world as a better place will be provided.
Maine's experts will describe and discuss evidenced-based practices in the early recognition, evaluation and treatment of the most common and, at times, perplexing behavioral, emotional, learning, social and psychiatric conditions affecting children. Attendees will be given the opportunity for focused learning with knowledgeable speakers and plenty of time for questions, answers and informal discussion in a comfortable atmosphere.
The Power of Family: Collaborative Decision Making in Everyday Practice
Child centered and family driven interventions have the best outcomes. This approach requires that providers are culturally competent, responsive and successfully involve children/teens in developing a treatment plan. This is easier said than done. Implementing care developed by specialists and subspecialists can also be a challenge because the whole treatment team, including the family, needs to be committed to the plan. This conference will provide practical solutions to address challenges in aligning the goals and intentions of families and caregivers.
As a result of attending this course participants will:
- Develop and implement a child and family centered plan of care for all types of services
- Include parents as partners in your practice
- Improve communication and collaboration with specialists and subspecialists providing care to your patients/clients
- Understand barriers to transition of care to adult services and identify resources available in Maine to help with transition
4730 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8847
$49 per night