The Institute for Juvenile Research Turns 100
The Institute for Juvenile Research (IJR) will
commemorate its 100th year anniversary on For complete schedule of the
program, please click here.
For complete schedule of the program, please click here.
The celebration is sponsored by the College of Medicine's
Department of Psychiatry at the
University of Illinois at Chicago; and co-sponsored by gifts from Douglas and Margaret
Colbeth, the Arnold L. Gilberg, MD, PhD Lecture and the Department of Children and Family
Services of Chicago. The Institute for Juvenile Research predates the University. It was
the first child guidance clinic in the United States, founded in 1909 as part of the first
juvenile court in Chicago and is recognized by many as the beginning of child psychiatry.
Since its inception, the Institute has been a center in advancing children's mental health
services, research and training. The Institute has been part of the University, within the
College of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry, since 1990. We will celebrate by
highlighting the neuroscience and psychosocial research that occurs within IJR and how that
research is then reflected in the clinical services offered in the Colbeth Outpatient
Clinic, and carried forward into the community by the many multidisciplinary trainees that
are a part of the IJR milieu each year. These Institute efforts have transformed and
continue to transform public policy that facilitates the well-being of children and their
families throughout the country."See Dick run. Run Dick run." - remember that? The
research of an IJR psychologist lead to the creation of the Dick and Jane readers that we
all read from 1930 to 1960. This and other significant contributions to children's mental
health and wellness will be showcased.
More recently, work in IJR has monitored the medications children in the care of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS) are being prescribed to treat their brain disorders. Toward that end, Bryan Samuels, President Barack Obama's Commissioner of the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Department of Health and Human Services, will speak on his plans to improve the US system of child protective services, and Erwin McEwen, current Director of the IDCFS, will speak on what this service has meant to Illinois children. Dr. Michael Naylor, the Director of the Clinical Services in Psychopharmacology Program at the Institute, will briefly present IJR efforts to monitor the medication of all children with brain disorders in IDCFS and how it can be used as a national model.
A special Arnold L. Gilberg, MD, PhD Lecture will be presented during the lunch hour by noted psychiatrist Dr. Alvin Poussaint, who consulted with Bill Cosby on the Cosby Show. Dr. Poussaint will highlight the need for family and community responsibility that is so essential for raising healthy youth. Following Dr. Poussaint's presentation, Dr. Kathleen Kelley, MD, Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry housed within IJR, will introduce IJR faculty who will highlight their work in neuropsychiatric and psychosocial research that is informing education and service within IJR, the city of Chicago, the state of Illinois and parts of the USA. Notably, presentations will include work in the areas of Mood Disorders (Dr. Mani Pavuluri); Autism (Dr. Ed Cook); Conduct Disorder (Dr. Karen Taylor-Crawford); Normal Childhood Development (Dr. Geri Fox); Parent-Child Interaction Treatment (Dr. Chaya Roth); Resilience in Traumatized Youth (Drs. Suarez and Abdul-Adil); and HIV Prevention in Youth (Dr. Mustanski).
For more information on the IJR Centennial Celebration, please contact Graciela
Bernal at (312) 413-5664 or firstname.lastname@example.org.