Various material from ACAMH's outputs will be published here on an ongoing basis as it's developed.
The development of rights in children can best be described as a plastic process - on one side there is a societal duty to protect and on the other a duty to allow for autonomy. This tension is ably reflected in the civil law related to the young person, which is in most cases commensurate with the scientific understanding of the developing brain. Criminal law takes a different view and this article will focus on some of the challenges endemic in the current criminal justice system as it relates to young people.
Congratulations to the nine poster presenters who took part in this year's North East Branch Research Prize, part of the Association’s focus on engaging with CAMH professionals.
Professors Rudi Dallos and Arlene Vetere discuss Attachment Narrative Therapy (ANT).
Recognised for its academic quality, relevance and international reputation of presenters, this conference built on 2011’s Year of Communication and re-inforced both the importance for children and young people to develop good communication skills as well as the necessity to strengthen provision for those with speech, language and communication problems.