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SIH/SIU Health Policy Institute

2003
Fifth Annual SIH/SIU Health Policy Institute
Caring for Our Children: Delivery of Mental Health Services to Children and Adolescents (May 15 and 16, 2005)

Caring for Our Children: Delivery of Mental Health Services to Children and Adolescents
This program is designed to allow a broad discussion of the legal and medical issues involved with improving the community’s mental health care delivery system for children and adolescents. Our principal speakers are four leading experts in children’s mental health needs. Their presentations will address the failures and successes of our current mental health delivery systems and will cover topics including children in the criminal justice system, pharmacology issues, and legal barriers to effective treatment.

Carl C. Bell, M.D.
Community Mental Health Council & Foundation, Inc.
Presentation: Constructing Children’s Mental Health Infrastructure Using Community Psychiatry Principles

 

Carl C. Bell, M.D.
Community Mental Health Council & Foundation, Inc.
Dr. Bell is the president and CEO of Community Mental Health Council & Foundation, Inc., the director of Public and Community Psychiatry, and a clinical professor of psychiatry and public health at the University of Illinois. He is the principle investigator of “Using CHAMP to Prevent Youth HIV Risk in a Southern African Township” at the Community Mental Health Council, Inc.; a co-Principle Investigator of the Chicago African-American Youth Health Behavior Project; and a collaborator of the Chicago HIV Prevention and Adolescent Mental Health Project (CHAMP) at the University of Illinois. He is a member and former chair of the National Medical Association’s Section on Psychiatry, a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists, a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a founding member and the past board chair of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. He has published more than 200 articles and 28 chapters on mental health.

Dennis E. Cichon, J.D., LL.M.
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Presentation: Improving Mental Health Services to Children and Their Families: A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Approach

Dennis E. Cichon
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Dennis E. Cichon is a professor of Law at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Cichon has taught law at the University of South Dakota, Ohio State University, and the University of Pittsburgh. He is the principal draftsperson for the Mental Health Code of South Dakota and has served on the Advocacy Council, Protection and Advocacy Services for the state of Michigan since 1996. Before entering the teaching profession, Cichon was a staff attorney for the Ohio Legal Rights Service. He has published articles and presented papers on mental health and disabilities law issues. He received his J.D. in 1981 from Ohio State University and his LL.M. from Temple University in 1987.

 

Floyd R. Sallee, M.D., Ph.D

Pediatric Pharmacology Research, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Presentation: ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment: Separating Myth from Substance


Floyd R. Sallee, M.D., Ph.D. Pediatric Pharmacology Research, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Dr. Sallee is a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics and the director of the Pediatric Pharmacology Research unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He has been a principal investigator researching the benefits and side effects of medications used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and has conducted research on adolescents with Tourette's Syndrome. He is an ad hoc reviewer for the United States Food and Drug Administration and a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Sallee received his M.D. from Southern Illinois University, Springfield, in 1978 and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1988. He completed residencies in pediatrics and child psychiatry at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and completed a fellowship in clinical research at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh.

Linda A. Teplin, Ph.D.
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Presentation: Implications for Public Health Policy

Linda A. Teplin, Ph.D.
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Dr. Teplin is the director of the Psycho-Legal Studies Program and a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, with joint appointments in the university’s Institute for Policy Research, the Department of Sociology, and the School of Education and Public Policy. She has conducted research on the interface between the mental health and criminal justice systems and is particularly interested in such public policy issues as the criminalization of the mentally ill, epidemiologic characteristics of adult and juvenile detainees, and correlates of violence. Her national honors include the American Psychological Association’s career award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy (1992), the MERIT Award from the National Institute of Mental Health (1995), the Young Scientist Award from the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (1990), and the Bernard Harrison Award of Merit from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (2002). She received her Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University in 1975.