Event InfoCategory Date and Time
- Wednesday, April 29, 2020
- 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
- Parents Supporting Parents in Communities of Urban Poverty
Marc S. Atkins PhD
- Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
- University of Illinois at Chicago
- Online - via Zoom
Marc Atkins is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology and Director of the Institute for Juvenile Research at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). He also directs the Community Engagement and Collaboration core for UIC’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science. He is a recipient of numerous grants from the NIMH and private foundations in the areas of childhood ADHD and aggression and school and community mental health services for children and families living in high poverty urban communities. His work has examined new models for mental health practice in urban communities to address long-standing disparities in mental health care. He is a frequent consultant to the Chicago Public Schools, the Illinois Division of Mental Health, and the Illinois State Board of Education on guidelines for school and community based mental health programs and practices. He is co-head of the Chicago Consortium for Community Engagement in collaboration with the Chicago Department of Public Health and is a member of a task force on officer wellness for the Chicago Police Department. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. He has served three terms on the executive committee of the Academy of Psychological Clinical Science of the Association for Psychological Science and is Past-President of the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (Division 53) of the American Psychological Association.
Psychiatrists, Neurologists, and other affiliated professionals interested in mental health
To provide current information on research, treatment, and policy issues relating to psychiatry and its adjunct fields
- Review literature on effectiveness of parenting programs for families who receive them and baps in access especially for families living in high poverty communities.
- Review evidence for paraprofessional-led parenting programs in improved reach .
- Describe recent collaboration with community mental health agencies to develop a new paraprofessional-led model with improved reach and outcomes.
- Discuss implications for future research and practice.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1credit AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Education Units (1) will be available for Social Workers and affiliated reciprocal agencies. Illinois Board License number 159-000112.
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This event is 1 credit hour continuing education.
No member of the planning committee for this activity have reported a relevant relationship with a commercial interest. There is no conflict of interest and nothing to disclose.
Dr. Atkins has no relevant financial relationship with commercial interests related to this CME activity.