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Call for Abstracts: 3rd International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents

The 3rd International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents will be held November 16–18, 2017, in Seville, Spain. The AITANA research group at the Spanish University Miguel Hernández and the University of Seville organize the conference for experts in psychopathology, evaluation, and psychological treatment of children. Participants will share knowledge about child and adolescent psychological well-being, exchange experiences, and strengthen collaborative networks.

Registration Open for 2017 International Events During NDAFW

NIDA and the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) invite international substance abuse professionals to host events during the NIDA/NIAAA National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW), January 23–29, 2017. The international health information program supports locally planned and hosted school and community events that provide teens with scientific facts about drugs and alcohol.

International Sites, New Partner Expand Drug Facts Week

Drug abuse professionals in 13 nations, many of them former NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellows, held events in conjunction with the 2016 National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). NIDA began the program in 2010 to counteract misinformation disseminated by the Internet, television, movies, music, or friends. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism joined the effort in 2016, and the event was renamed NDAFW.

Egyptian Version of NIDA National Drug Facts Week a Success

Egyptian drug abuse professionals participated in the January 2015 NIDA Drug Facts Week activities, holding events at schools, sporting clubs, youth centers, churches, the national police academy, and a book fair. Mohammed Elhamshary, M.D., M.Sc., 2014–2015 NIDA Hubert H. Humphrey Drug Abuse Research Fellow, coordinated an enthusiastic team of psychiatrists and social workers from Egypt Alabassiya Hospital to organize the events in collaboration with the country’s Mental Health Secretariat.

International Drug Abuse Professionals Invited To Join NIDA National Drug Facts Week Activities

NIDA is inviting the international drug abuse research community to plan local activities in conjunction with NIDA National Drug Facts Week 2015. NIDA launched the school- and community-based event in 2010 to counteract the myths about drugs that teens get from the Internet, TV, movies, music, or friends. National Drug Facts Week helps empower teens to make smart decisions about the ill-fated effects and devastating consequences drugs have on the brain, body, and behavior.

Researchers Attend Meeting on the Basic Parent Management Training-Oregon Model

NIDA supported the participation of two U.S. researchers at a November 23–27, 2010, meeting in Mexico City on the Basic Parent Management Training-Oregon (PMTO) Model. The meeting was organized by Dr. Maria Elena Medina-Mora Icaza, Mexican National Institute of Psychiatry, “Dr. Ramón de la Fuente Múñiz,” to advance the binational research project, Development and Implementation of a Training Model in Positive Parenting Practices in Mexican Families With Children Who Present Behavior Problems.

Good Behavior Game Wins 2012 Mentor International Best Practice Award

Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, Sheppard G. Kellam, M.D., and Jeanne M. Poduska, Sc.D.

Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden, center, presented the International Best Practice Award to Sheppard G. Kellam, M.D., and Jeanne M. Poduska, Sc.D., for the Good Behavior Game.

Drug Abuse Prevention Research Fellowship Trains "Next Generation" of Mexican Prevention Research Scientists

As the first U.S.–Mexico Drug Abuse Prevention Research Fellow, Argentina Servin, M.D., says she feels very responsible for learning everything possible during the fellowship and applying her knowledge in her home country. She works with commercial sex workers (CSWs), injection drug users (IDUs), and their children to break the cycle of drug use and sex-for-drugs that contributes to the HIV epidemic in northern Mexico. “Even my colleagues working in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez are astonished at the number of young people affected by CSW/IDU parents and environments,” Dr. Servin said.

Dutch Researcher Uses DISCA Award To Explore Prevention Research

Harrie Jonkman, Dr.S., Verwey-Jonker Institute, The Netherlands, has received a NIDA Distinguished International Scientist Collaboration Award (DISCA) to extend his collaboration with J. David Hawkins, Ph.D., University of Washington in Seattle. With previous support from the NIDA International Program and the Dutch Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) through the U.S.–Netherlands Binational Agreement, the two have collaborated on implementing and assessing the outcomes of the Communities That Care prevention intervention in 10 Dutch and 12 U.S. cities.

INVEST-CTN Fellow Focuses on Family Therapy

INVEST-Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Fellow Mario Zapata, M.D., M.Sc., focused primarily on brief strategic family therapy and ended his fellowship year by submitting a grant application to fund a pilot project testing the effectiveness of the brief strategic family therapy protocol in Colombia. Working at the CTN Florida Node at the University of Miami, Dr.

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