Seminar on Mental Health Program for At-Risk Children

May 22, 2008 at 3:52 pm Leave a comment

The Summer in the City Series launches its 2008 season with presentation and discussion entitled “Fostering Recovery: Mental Health, Child Welfare and Recovery Working Together for Families.”

The topic is a new joint program involving the University’s Department of Psychiatry, the Mount Hope Family Center, the Monroe County Department of Human Services, and the Monroe County Family Court that provides children and parents in welfare and foster care programs with the mental health care they need to thrive and stay together as a family.   The program is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health.

You can read a news release about the launching of the program here.

The series, which is sponsored by the Center for Community Health, will take place on Tuesday, June 3 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in K-307 in the Medical Center.  Speakers include: Wendy Nilsen, Ph.D., the principal investigator of the project, and Cynthia Lewis, LMSW, ACSW, director of Child and Family Services with the Monroe County Department of Human Services.

A light lunch will be served.  For more information, contact centerforcommunityhealth@urmc.rochester.edu or 276-3056.

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