DC AAP members are invited to join the Potomac Chapter of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry on Wednesday, January 27th for a CME-accredited presentation by Patricia Lester, M.D. on Enhancing Resilience and Recovery for Veterans and their Families Through Integrated Family-Centered Behavioral Health Care.


The event will feature Patricia Lester, M.D., the Nathanson Family Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. For the past 15 years, her work has been dedicated to the development, evaluation, and dissemination of family centered prevention and treatment for families facing the impact of serious medical illness, traumatic events, and parental loss. She is the co-developer of FOCUS (Families Over Coming Under Stress), a trauma-informed, family resilience intervention designed to mitigate stress and promote well-being in children and families facing adversity. Over the last eight years, she has led the successful large-scale implementation of FOCUS for United States military families and children facing the challenges of wartime deployments and parental post-traumatic stress.

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify research findings on the impact of military deployments and parental combat related behavioral health problems on children and families;
  2. Review evidence for preventive interventions to support resilience and reintegration in military children and families during transitions.; and
  3. Describe integrated family centered behavioral health prevention and care for military and veteran families within health and educational systems.

Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Time: 7:00pm: Check-In and Appetizers — 7:45pm: Speaker and Dinner

Location: Maggiano’s, 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Fee: This CAPSGW dinner meeting is $10 for CAPSGW members in good standing. Guests are invited and encouraged to attend. The fee for guests is $25. All fees are payable at the door via cash or check.

RSVP: By Friday, January 22nd via Evite by clicking on the following link: Click Here to RSVP via Evite. If you are bringing a guest, please indicate so on the Evite when RSVPing and include their name in the Comments. If you register and need to cancel, you must do so by Monday, January 25th to avoid a no-show fee of $50.