The New Jersey Psychiatric Association is hosting a a four-part webinar series “Transforming the Delivery of Children’s Mental Health Care: The Role of the Psychiatrist.” This series includes nationally recognized leaders in child and adolescent psychiatry who will address pressing issues including innovative methods to provide equitable access to care, reduce health care disparities, support health care promotion and prevention, and deliver trauma-informed care.
Presenter: Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH
Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, MPH will discuss a Trauma Informed Approach to Children’s Mental Health. Dr. Amaya-Jackson is a child and adolescent psychiatrist, Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress – the coordinating center for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. She is a steadfast advocate for children and families who have experienced violence, abuse, and loss. Dr. Amaya-Jackson will reflect on more than 30 years of experience as a clinician-researcher in the field of child trauma bringing effective treatment to community providers and service systems. Her expertise will inform the work of NJPA members engaged in direct patient care, consultation with primary care providers, as well as mental health advocacy with NJ legislators and decision-makers.
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