"Families in Crisis: Reports from the Frontline"
Sponsored by NYCCAP's Collaborate Systems, Disaster & Trauma, and Advocacy Committees
Thursday January 10, 2019
7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Location: One Park Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 
Registration:  Closed

NYCCAP is hosting this event to draw attention to the traumatic impact of current immigration policies on immigrant families. We will welcome a family who faced separation and child psychiatrists involved with Cayuga Centers NYC for a candid discussion on this topic. 
  • Experts and immigrant families come together to address the challenges of families separated at the border and relocated to NYC, join them for a discussion about enduring and overcoming this immigration crisis
  • Giving a voice to families separated at the border, join NYCCAP to learn about their experiences and how to become part of the solution to this immigration crisis
  • Come learn more about local efforts being done to address immigration policies impacting families held in detention 
  • Hear personal accounts of immigrant families who were separated and now reunified 
  • NYCCAP is devoting a night to highlight a topic relevant to all children and adolescent mental health clinicians 

Alan Shapiro, MD
Dr. Shapiro is Medical Director and co-founder of Terra Firma, as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Senior Medical Director for Community Pediatric Programs (CPP), a collaboration between the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (Bronx, NY) and the Children’s Health Fund. Dr. Shapiro has lead medical teams in the aftermath of Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina and Sandy and is the recipient of the 2012 Children’s Health Fund Founders’ Award. He is the co-author of “Terra Firma: Medical-Legal Care for Unaccompanied Immigrant Garifuna Children,” Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy (2015).
Jennifer Havens, MD
Dr. Havens is Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health and leads as Vice Chair for Clinical Integration and Mentoring in the Department of Child and Adolscent Psychiatry. In addition, she is the Director of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health in the Office of Behavioral Health for HHC. She is nationally known for her work creating innovative programs to support youth in psychiatric crisis in a variety of settings and in standardizing care for traumatized youth.

Linda Chokroverty, MD
Dr. Chokroverty is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center and on faculty with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has more than 20 years of experience in working with children and adolescents and is co-chair of the AACAP Disaster and Trauma Issues Committee that has published multiple resources in the past two years on helping children and families experiencing violence and disaster.

Ruth Gerson, MD
Dr. Gerson is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist who is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health and an Associate Director of the Child and Adolescent Telepsychiatry Program as well as Director of the Children's Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program at Bellevue Hospital. She has published on traumatic stress and the standards of psychiatric care for pediatric patients in the emergency room.

Maria Baez, MD
Dr. Baez is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health. She is the Associate Director of the Child Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at Bellevue Hospital, where she runs a program of the psychiatric evaluation of separated children and the treatment of reunited families. In addition, she is supported by NYC Health and Hospital to provide onsite consultation to mental health staff at the Cayuga Center in Harlem.

Sam Solomon, JD
Mr. Solomon is Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, where he has worked on programs including the city’s municipal identification card (IDNYC), immigration legal services programs, and more, and has served as a co-chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Immigrant Health Care Access. Mr. Solomon formerly worked as a reporter and editor. He is an attorney and a member of the New York State bar.

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