October 13, 2022: Psychiatry Grand Rounds
The Enduring Impact of Poverty on Risk for Mental Health Challenges in Youth
This talk will present results from a line of developmental research examining the relationship of early childhood poverty and early adversity to the development of the structure and functional connectivity of the human brain and to subsequent risk for mental health challenges. The results highlight the important role of disruptions to subcortical brain structure and function. Further, this talk will evaluate the relative contributions of neighborhood versus the individual family, how such relationships evolve over the course of development, the mediating role of parenting, and their relationships to depression and cognitive function but early in life and at the transition to adulthood. Many of the findings in humans parallel more experimental research in animal models, and highlight the critical need to address childhood poverty as a means to enhance adaptive outcomes across the lifespan. In addition, this work highlights the benefits of adapting multiple levels of analysis into approaches tailored toward understanding mental illness vulnerability.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
- Identify how early poverty relates to brain development and mental health outcomes.
- Identify the mediating factors between poverty, brain development, and mental health outcomes.
- Identify what aspects of brain development and mental health are most strongly related to poverty.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.