The Improving Child and Youth Mental Health: Driving Factors and Root Causes webinar will highlight the report, Addressing the Long-Term Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children and Families (2023).

Drawing on the work of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education and the Health and Medicine Division at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, this webinar will focus on the driving factors that contribute to the children and youth mental health crisis, including disparities and inequities in the mental health system.

Speakers will include:

  • Leslie Walker-Harding, Division Chief and Director Ford/Morgan Endowed Professor and Chair, Seattle Children’s Hospital (Moderator)
  • Margarita Alegria, Professor, Departments of Medicine & Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Chief, Disparities Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harry G. Lehnert, Jr. and Lucille F. Cyr Endowed Chair, Mass General Research Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Tumaini Rucker Coker, Professor and Division Head of General Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, and Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Kimberly E. Hoagwood, Cathy and Stephen Graham Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, New York University Langone Health
  • Caren Howard, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy, Mental Health America