As a member of Postpartum Support International, I received an invitation to this public briefing. For those in the Washington, DC area, try to attend in person. If not, and I realize it’s short notice, you can join via webcast. Please see below for details.
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Public Briefing Invitation
The National Research Council and Institute of Medicine of the National Academies are releasing a report at a public briefing on Wednesday, June 10, 2009. The report, Depression in Parents, Parenting, and Children: Opportunities to Improve Identification, Treatment, and Prevention explores the interaction of depressed parents, parenting practices, and its impact on children as well as strategies to promote effective interventions for widespread implementation in different service settings for diverse populations of families. The briefing will include the committee’s recommendations for improving the quality of care for depressed adults and their children. The study was funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, The California Endowment, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, and the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
When: Wednesday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. EST
Where: The National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
Directions and parking information can be found at http://www.press.org/directions.cfm
**NEW** This briefing will be AUDIOWEBCAST
Those who cannot attend the public briefing are invited to participate by listening to a live audio Webcast of the event and submitting questions using an e-mail form. Both the Webcast link and the form will become available at the time of the event, at http://national-academies.org. The Webcast requires RealPlayer software, available free of charge at http://www.real.com/player–use the “RealPlayer & Basic” link to download the software.
Who: Report committee members participating in the public briefing include:
MARY JANE ENGLAND (report chair), Regis College
WILLIAM R. BEARDSLEE, Children’s Hospital, Boston
MAREASA R. ISAACS, National Alliance of Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health Associations, Washington, DC
FRANK PUTNAM, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Please share this invitation widely.
Direct all media/reporter calls about the report to: News Office – National Academies, (202)-334-2138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leslie J. Sim, Study Director