Global Health Lecture – Drug Cartel Terrorism in a Border City: The Impact on Children’s Social and Mental Health

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) El Paso Office of Global Health invites you to attend the lecture “Drug Cartel Terrorism in a Border City: The Impact on Children’s Social and Mental Health” presented by Marie Leiner, Ph.D., on Wednesday, July 29 from noon – 1 p.m. in the Clinical Science Building (CSB), A3500.

Lunch will be provided to the first 60 attendees.   This lecture has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.

Promoting Awareness of Children’s Mental Health Issues

Childhood and adolescence are critical periods for mental, social, and emotional wellbeing and development. Yet, less than half of children with mental health problems receive treatment, services, or support. Only one in five receive treatment from a mental health worker with special training to work with children.

Many fail to notice how mental health issues such as depression and anxiety impact our careers, parenting and every aspect of our lives. Mental health disorders are pervasive across all socioeconomic classes and ethnic groups in the United States – affecting nearly one in three Americans during their lifetime. As a whole, these disorders are the leading cause of disability in the United States (President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, 2008). Mental health disorders are often higher among Hispanic groups – potentially contributing to less healthy and resilient Hispanic families and communities.

Speaker
Marie Leiner, Ph.D., is a research associate professor in the TTUHSC El Paso Department of Pediatrics. She has written books about the impact of violence among children and researches binational US-Mexico studies regarding the effects of collective violence. Dr. Leiner has successfully implemented innovative techniques to produce and test health educational materials using illustrations in different formats to change perceptions and attitudes of patients/parents toward health prevention. She has received more than 30 national and international awards for her productions, which have been translated to Portuguese and Spanish

Accreditation: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for Physicians.
Credit Designation: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.

For more information, please contact Alma Aranda, Office of Global Health, alma.aranda@ttuhsc.edu, (915) 215-4804.