Conference: A Bitter Pill to Swallow
A Bitter Pill to Swallow:
Creating New Pathways and Alternatives
to Medication in Childhood Mental Health
Friday, October 31
University Hall Conference Center
Montclair State University
Co-sponsored by the Department of Family & Child Studies
and the Family Service League of Montclair
In honor of October being the Child Health Month and ADHD Awareness Month, this conference will provide practitioners, educators, and parents with alternative pathways in the treatment of children with mental health issues. The traditional path for children with behavioral problems is from parent to psychiatrist, or school to parent to psychiatrist. Although psychotropic drugs can be effective, there are often unwanted side effects and the long term effects of these drugs on children are not yet known.
Conference presenters will review treatment modalities available to mental health practitioners and parents that have been effective in the treatment of children with mental health concerns.
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