Identity & Culture in Children and Adolescents (July/August/September)

Date of Issue: 07/01/2020 | Volume: 11 | Number: 5&6

Issue Links:Learning Objectives | Editorial Information

This issue features 2 QA interviews which help us to better understand cultural diversity as well as the risks and care related to transgender and gender-diverse patients. We also have articles on trauma informed care and the use of interpreters as well as pieces on the use of SSRIs for repetitive behaviors in autism and another update on the risks of suicide as related to the series, 13 Reasons Why.

In This Issue

Editor’s Note

Note from the Editor-in-Chief

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Clinical Update

Principles of Trauma Informed Care

Topics: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) | Assessment | Minority | pandemic | Toxic Stress | Trauma | Trauma Informed Care

Trauma is a ubiquitous and expanding aspect of all mental health work, particularly in the age of the pandemic. Trauma Informed Care (TIC) is a necessary lens through which we need to assess and treat our patients. This article reviews the principles of TIC and offers practical tips for integrating TIC into your everyday practice.

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Expert Q&A

Communicating With Patients About Gender

Topics: Depression | Diversity | Gender | Gender Diverse | Gender Identity | LGBT | LGBTQ+ | Minority | Pronouns | Stigma | Suicide | TGD | Transgender

What are the risks for depression and suicide with transgender patients and how can we provide the best care for them? We interviewed Dr. Alex Keuroghlian, MD, MPH. Director, National LGBT Health Education Center at The Fenway Institute and Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry Gender Identity Program.

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Clinical Update

Using an Interpreter in Psychiatric Practice

Topics: Affordable Care Act (ACA) | Culture | Diversity | Interpreter | Language | Translator

Many of us work in settings where we do not speak the language of our patients. The law requires that we have help understanding our patients. This is good sense and good care, but there are multiple pitfalls. This article helps you navigate the necessary of using interpreters.

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Expert Q&A

Cultural Issues in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Topics: Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BFST) | Child Psychiatry | Culture | Diversity | expressed emotion | Minority | Promotoras

Read our interview with Dr. Andres Pumariega, MD. Professor and Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, who offers truly sage and actionable advice about how to approach, understand and address issues of culture and diversity in child and adolescent psychiatry.

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Research Update

Does Prozac Treat Repetitive and Stereotypical Behaviors in Children With Autism?

Topics: Autism | Autism Spectrum Disorder | Fluoxetine | Perseveration | Perseverative Behavior | Prozac | Repetitive Behavior | SSRIs | Stereotypical Behavior

Repetitive behaviors are part and parcel of the everyday challenges in autism spectrum disorders. The apparent similarly of these behaviors with obsessive compulsive disorders begs for trials of SSRIs such as fluoxetine (Prozac). But does this strategy work with any clear reliability? This research reviews addresses that question, with interesting results that impact everyday practice.

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Research Update

Update: Is Watching 13 Reasons Why Bad for Teens?

Topics: 13 Reasons Why | Contagion | Media | Netflix | Suicide | teens

Remember the last two times we’ve worried about the program 13 Reasons Why? Now yet another study has found risk for teens watching 13 Reasons Why, and we are learning about gender differences as well. See the review and get our recommended resources for guiding families.

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CME Post-Test

CME Post-Test - Identity & Culture in Children and Adolescents, CCPR, Jul/Aug/Sep 2020

Topics: CME Post-Test

The post-test for this issue is available for one year after the publication date to subscribers. By successfully completing the test you will be awarded a certificate for 2 CME credits.

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