Appalachian Rural Health Institute & Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children Presents:

Child Health Conference



 Join us for a professional development conference with local and regional agencies collaborating to focus on the young Appalachian child.

 When: Wednesday, October 16th, 2013, 8:15a.m.-4:45p.m.

Where: Baker Center Ballroom, Ohio University Campus


 Mental Health and Wellness agencies working on child and family issues in the region will have an opportunity to set up a networking booth for $25.


Judy Cameron, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of Science Outreach at the University of Pittsburgh.  Over the past decade she has been a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Early Experience and Brain Development and a member of the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. Dr. Cameron's research focuses on the effects of everyday life stresses on long-term health. Much of her research focuses on understanding the effects of early life experiences on the development of anxious and depressive behaviors, and identification of factors that lead to stress sensitivity versus stress resilience.

Dr. Cameron is also a member of the Dana Alliances for Brain Initiatives, which is a nonprofit organization of neuroscientists committed to advancing public awareness of the progress and promise of brain research and to disseminating information about the brain in an accessible fashion. In this role she gives numerous public lectures each year. She also participates in a number of activities that have translated science to the public including a film segment for ABC’s 20/20 on “Busting Scientific Myths”.


8:15a.m.-8:45a.m.- Sign In & Refreshments

8:45a.m.-9:00a.m.-Welcome & Introduction

9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.- The Effect of Toxic Stress on Children's Brain and Behavior,  Presented by: Judy Cameron, Ph.D

12:00p.m.-1:15p.m.- Lunch provided by IPAC

1:15p.m.-2:45p.m.- Session 1

Medical/Legal Partnership: Connection to Health,  Presented by: Stephanie W. Harris, Director of Development, Ohio State Legal Services Association

Introduction to the Individual Lens of Bridges Out of Poverty,  Presented by: Teresa Varian,  BS

3:00p.m.- 4:30p.m.- Session 2

Universal School-Based Screening for Social, Emotional, and Behavior Challenges in Young Children,  Presented by: Julie Sarno Owens, Ph.D & Nina Andrews, MS

Uncovering Culturally Competent Approaches for Reaching Appalachian Women about Health Issues,  Presented by: Holly Raffle, Ph.D, MCHES & Alison Murphy, RD, LD

It is anticipated that this program will meet continuing education criteria for nursing, social work, counseling and psychology.

CHEAO (OH-049/10-1-14) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Registrations will be available on website by August 15th, so save the date!