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Artiss Symposium 2016

2016 Artiss Symposium:  "Beyond the Diagnosis"
June 1, 2016, National Intrepid Center of Excellence, WRNMMC, Bethesda, MD
8 am - 4 pm. On site registration is free. CEUs will be offered.
The Center is a sponsoring partner for the annual Artiss Symposium. Kenneth L. Artiss, MD (1913–2001),  the namesake of the symposium, was an Army officer, a research psychiatrist and instructor at Walter  Reed Army Medical Center who inspired generations of military psychiatry residents to conduct high quality research.


JFJF Spring 2016

The Spring edition of the CSTS newsletter on family maltreatment, Joining Forces Joining Families, explored men’s and women’s experiences of intimate partner violence (IPV), the how and the why,  in an interview with L. Kevin Hamberger, PhD, and Sadie E. Larsen, PhD, of the Medical College of Wisconsin. They also discussed their research on IPV screening in health care settings, an important current policy and practice issue. Another feature is a brief explanation and example of epigenetics and its relation to genes related to child maltreatment.

Disaster Psychiatry: What Psychiatrists Need to Know

Disasters and public health emergencies, such as epidemics, can lead to significant community-wide disruptions. Appreciation of the psychiatric consequences of disasters and public health emergencies has increased significantly in the past decade. Dr. Anthony T. Ng's article in Psychiatric Times, "Disaster Psychiatry: What Psychiatrists Need to Know", provides a useful overview of relevant issues.

The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment

The United States Global Change Research Program released "The Impacts of Climate Change on Human Health in the United States: A Scientific Assessment" to the President. Center Director, Dr. Robert Ursano and Center Scientist, Dr. Joshua Morganstein, served as authors for the chapter on "Mental Health and Well-Being", which outlines the state of current science on the impacts of climate change on mental health.
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NCTSN- Stephen Cozza, MD Meeting the Intervention Needs of Military Children

In July 2015, SAMHSA, NCTSN and Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) partnered together to produce a special pre-conference event in conjunction with MCEC's National Training Seminar in Washington DC. Experts and leadership provided interviews, panel discussions and TED-like talks on issues pertaining to care and support to military connected families and children. In the attached video, CSTS Senior Scientist, Dr. Stephen Cozza provides a framework for interventions to serve the mental health needs of military children. Please click here for more resources from this event.