Reclaiming Childhood Conference

Co-sponsorship of the Children’s Mental Health Summit, September 2012.
A national gathering in Syracuse, New York, with over 75 presentation documents. Co-sponsors included The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care, It’s About Childhood and Family, Inc., The Gifford Foundation, Contact Community Services, Inc. and The David B. Falk College of Sport & Human Dynamics at Syracuse University.


Plenary Sessions

Breggin, Peter. How and Why to Save Our Children from Psychiatric Drugs

Copeland, Mary Ellen. Building Self-Agency in Children

Kaplan, Bonnie. Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders with Broad-Spectrum Nutrients: The Importance of Biomimicry

Leo, Jonathan & Lacasse, Jeffrey. Thinking Critically about the Mental Health Literature: Implications for Helping Professionals Working with Children

Pentz, Judith. Micronutrients in Clinical Care with Children/Teens

Whitaker, Robert. Assessing The Evidence: What Science Has to Say about the Prescribing of Atypical Antipsychotics to Children


ADHD & Stimulants

3-Year Follow-Up of the NIMH MTA Study

Problems in Psychiatric Genetic Research: A Reply to Faraone and Biederman

Treating ADHD: Are Attention Disorders Overdiagnosed?

Needed: Critical Thinking about Psychiatric Medications

Confirming the Hazards of Stimulant Drug Treatment

Broken Brains or Flawed Studies? A Critical Review of ADHD Neuroimaging Research

Stimulant Treatment as a Risk Factor for Nicotine Use and Substance Abuse

MTA at 8 Years: Prospective Follow-up of Children Treated for Combined-Type ADHD in a Multisite Study

An Update on ADHD Neuroimaging Research

Not in Their Genes: A Critical View of the Genetics of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Psychostimulants in the Treatment of Children Diagnosed with ADHD: Risks and Mechanism of Action

Long-term Outcomes Associated with Stimulant Medication in the Treatment of ADHD in Children

Aggression, Mania, and Hypomania Induction Associated with Atomoxetine

Sudden Death and Use of Stimulant Medications in Youths

Twin Studies in Psychiatry and Psychology: Science or Pseudoscience?

What Psychologists and Therapists Need to Know about ADHD and Stimulants


Atypicals / Antipsychotics

Factors Involved in Outcome and Recovery in Schizophrenia Patients Not on Antipsychotic Medications: A 15-Year Multifollow-Up Study

The Neuropathological Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

Brain Damage, Dementia & Persistent Cognitive Dysfunction Associated with Neuroleptic Drugs: Evidence, Etiology, Implications

Should the Use of Neuroleptics Be Severely Limited?

Assessing the Evidence: What Science Has to Say About the Prescribing of Atypical Antipsychotics to Children


Conscious Discipline

An Introduction to Conscious Discipline

Reclaiming Playful Learning in Kindergarten

Reclaiming Kindergarten: Part I. Questions about Theory and Practice

Reclaiming Kindergarten: Part II: Questions About Policy

Joyful Learning and Assessment in Kindergarten

Conscious Discipline: Brain Smart Start



Antidepressant Monotherapy vs Sequential Pharmacotherapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, or Placebo, for Relapse Prophylaxis in Recurrent Depression

Assessing the Efficacy of an Adapted In-Class Mindfulness-Based Training Program for School-Age Children: A Pilot Study

Rest is Not Idleness: Reflection is Critical for Development and Well-Being

Mindfulness Curriculum: Kindergarten-5th Grades



Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders with Broad-Spectrum Nutrients: The Importance of biomimicry


Psychoactive Drug Use

Non-Profit Advocacy Groups – Part IV Tracking the American Epidemic of Mental Illness

Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers in the US – Part I

Psychiatric Drugging of Infants and Toddlers in the US – Part II

Tracking the America Epidemic of Mental Illness – Part I

Tracking the American Epidemic of Mental Illness – Part II

Tracking the American Epidemic of Mental Illness – Part III

Biological Psychiatry: A Practice in Search of a Science

Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: An Object of Study in the Creation of an Illness

How Do Psychiatric Drugs Work?

The DSM Debate: Potential Harms Related to Psychiatric Diagnosis


Play & Social-Emotional Learning

Evaluating Montessori Education

The Impact of Enhancing Students’ Social and Emotional Learning: A Meta-Analysis of School-Based Universal Interventions

Educating the Heart as Well as the Mind: Social and Emotional Learning for School and Life Success

Recess Rules: Why the Undervalued Playtime May Be America’s Best Investment for Healthy Kids and Healthy Schools

Crisis in the Kindergarten: Why Children Need to Play in School

Why Effective Education Matters to All of Us



Suicidality, Violence And Mania Caused By Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs): A Review and Analysis

Treatment-induced Suicide: Suicidality as a Potential Effect of Psychiatric Drugs

Serotonin and Depression: A Disconnect between the Advertisements and the Scientific Literature

Do Antidepressants Cure or Create Abnormal Brain States?

Challenging Received Wisdom: Antidepressants and the Placebo Effect

Efficacy of Antidepressants in adults

Initial Severity and Antidepressant Benefits: A Meta-Analysis of Data Submitted to the Food and Drug Administration

The Prospective Course of Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder: Findings From the STEP-BD

The SSRI Trials in Children: Disturbing Implications for Academic Medicine

Selective Publication of Antidepressant Trials and Its Influence on Apparent Efficacy

Recent U.S., Canadian And British Regulatory Agency Actions Concerning Antidepressant-Induced Harm to Self and Others: A Review and Analysis

Effectiveness of Antidepressants: An Evidence Myth Constructed from A Thousand Randomized Trials?



Relationship of Childhood Abuse and Household Dysfunction to Many of the Leading Causes of Death in Adults: The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Trauma-Informed Interventions: Clinical and Research Evidence and Culture-Specific Information Project

Models for Developing Trauma-Informed Behavioral Health Systems and Trauma-Specific Services

Creating Cultures of Trauma-Informed Care (CCTIC): A Self-Assessment and Planning Protocol

NCCTS Leadership: Evidence-Based Practices

ISTSS Best Practice Parameters

Quality of Early Care and Childhood Trauma: A Prospective Study of Developmental Pathways to Dissociation

Trauma and the Family System

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