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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Children Youth and  Families
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

NOVEMBER 29-30, 2016


Day 1: Welcome and Workshop Framing Session 3: Promising Training Models Session 5: Alternative Settings
Keynote Session: Perspectives from Parents Session 4: Accreditation, Certification, and Credentialing Session 6: Leveraging Efforts for Changes
Session 1: The National Landscape Day 1: Emerging Themes Session 7: Actionable Steps
Session 2: Levers for Change Day 2: Welcome Day 2: Key Themes and Closing


Laurel Leslie, American Board of Pediatrics and Tufts University School of Medicine 


Keynote: What is Needed to Prepare the Future Healthcare Workforce? Perspectives from Parents
During this keynote session, the panel of parents describe their experiences in the healthcare system. From their perspective, these parents share the strengths and gaps in the current behavioral healthcare system for children, youth, and families.
Moderator: Deborah Klein Walker, Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice

Keynote Panel Introduction

Rebecca Mueller 

Breck Gamel

Robyn Kinebrew

Lynda Gargan
National Federation of
Families for Children’s Mental Health

Millie Sweeney
Family Run Executive
Directors Leadership Association

Keynote Panel Discussion


This session provides an overview of the current and projected healthcare workforce and of the status of training across multiple disciplines that may be part of the care system for children, youth, and families. Specifically, panelists look at workforce numbers and supply; current and projected prevention and behavioral science needs of children and families; gaps in workforce training, certification, credentialing, and accreditation; current training competencies and requirements across disciplines; and changes in training environments that would optimize behavioral health services.
Moderator: Costella Green, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Session 1 Introduction

Angela Beck
Behavioral Health Workforce
Research Center, University of

Susan A. Chapman
Healthforce Center, University
of California, San Francisco

Johanna Bergan
Youth M.O.V.E. National


Thomas Boat
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Medical Center

Christen Johnson
Student National Medical




Session 2: Table Discussion on Levers for Change to Prepare the Future Healthcare Workforce to Provide
Optimal Behavioral Healthcare for Children, Youth, and Families

This session focuses on discussing levers for change in table groups.  


This session highlights models that engage in improving training in the following areas: behavioral health promotion and risk prevention; multi-generational focus; incorporation of evidence-based practices; co-production with parents and families from varied socio-demographic groups and different needs; integrated, interprofessional training and team-based care; children with disabilities and chronic medical conditions and their families.
Moderator: Harolyn M.E. Belcher, M.D., M.H.S., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute

 Session 3 Introduction

Bernadette Melnyk 
Ohio State University


Susan McDaniel
University of Rochester &
American Psychological

Terry Stancin
Case Western Reserve University


Lisa Zerden
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill

Parinda Khatri
Cherokee Health Systems


Mary Ann McCabe
George Washington University
School  of Medicine & George
Mason University



Session 4: Accreditation, Certification, and Credentialing: Levers for Training the Healthcare Workforce to Promote Children’s Behavioral Health
This session addresses the functions of regulatory bodies that accredit training programs and certify individuals and their possible roles as levers of change for improving training of the healthcare workforce.
Moderator: Jeffrey Hunt, Bradley Hasbro Research Center & Alpert Medical School at Brown University



Adele Foerester

 Alison Whelan

Julia McMillan

Jeffrey Hunt

Ryan Beveridge

Susan Burger

Marci Neilsen



Emerging Themes From Day 1                                                                                             

This session examines how to enhance training, reimbursement, and supervision to improve behavioral healthcare for children, youth, and families who are involved in other child-serving systems.
Moderator: José Szapocznik, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine



David Kolko

 Christopher Bellonci

Jose Szapocznik




Session 6: Leveraging Efforts for Collaborative Change
This session describes current change efforts in financing/reimbursement, training, and innovative healthcare delivery models that are being fostered by federal entities, professional organizations, and foundations in an effort to highlight opportunities for collaboration.

Session 6 Introduction

Lauren Raskin Ramos

W. Douglas Tynan

Barbara Ward-Zimmerman

Benjamin Miller

Ellen-Marie Whelan



This session focuses on employing the combined expertise of the workshop participants to identify actionable next steps.
• What are actionable steps that can be taken to move this work forward? 
• Which stakeholders need to be involved in these efforts?
• What one step will you take as an individual in the next month?


Key Themes

Day 2 Closing



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