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Meeting the Needs: Early Child Mental Health, Trauma, Access to Child Psychiatry and Evidence-Based Treatment


Laine Young-Walker, MD

Sponsored by the Alden Memorial Lecture Laine Young-Walker, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She currently serves as Associate Dean for Student Programs at the School of Medicine, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and is a Professor of Psychiatry, at University of Missouri School of Medicine. Dr. Young-Walker graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a medical degree in 1997 and completed her psychiatric residency and fellowship in 2002. In addition to teaching, research, and numerous presentations on mental/behavioral health topics, Dr. Young-Walker has been published in the Academic Psychiatry, Psychiatric Annals, and School Mental Health. She is a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association who has served on local, regional, and national committees. She has worked locally to create programs which help children in the community. These programs focus on access to child psychiatry, prevention/early intervention in young children, trauma initiatives and support for child well-being. They include Boone County: Early Child Coalition (BC-ECC), Early Childhood-Positive Behavior Supports program (EC-PBS), the Child Trauma Institute (CTI), Child Adolescent Sexual Treatment (CAST), Bridge: School-Based Psychiatry, the Missouri Child Psychiatry Access Project (MO-CPAP) and the Center for Excellence in Child Well-Being. Link to join:


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