The Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice (SCFPP), in collaboration with the American Orthopsychiatric Association, hosted a congressional staff briefing on the Healthy Development Summit II on May 21, 2014, in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month. SCFPP acknowledged the assistance of the majority staff of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committees; the American Psychological Association; and the Office for Policy and Communications of the Society for Research in Child Development. The briefing was widely attended by Senate and House staff, federal agencies and professional organizations. 

 Speakers at the briefing (left to right): Don Wertlieb, PhD; Mary Ann McCabe, PhD; Barry Anton, PhD; ABPP; Rick Barth, MSW, PhD Some of the members of the Planning Committee (left to right): Karen Saywitz, PhD; Don Wertlieb, PhD; Marty Zaslow, PhD; Mary Ann McCabe, PhD; Barry Anton, PhD, ABPP; Rick Barth, MSW, PhD

Left: Speakers at the briefing (left to right): Don Wertlieb, PhD; Mary Ann McCabe, PhD; Barry Anton, PhD; ABPP; Rick Barth, MSW, PhD; Right: Some of the members of the Planning Committee (left to right): Karen Saywitz, PhD; Don Wertlieb, PhD; Marty Zaslow, PhD; Mary Ann McCabe, PhD; Barry Anton, PhD, ABPP; Rick Barth, MSW, PhD

Speakers at the briefing were all members or affiliates of SCFPP and were on the Summit Planning Committee. They were as follows: 

  • Jenelle Krishnamoorthy, PhD, health policy director, Senate HELP Committee
  • Don Wertlieb, PhD, professor emeritus, Tufts University; past president, American Orthopsychiatric Association
  • Mary Ann McCabe, PhD, associate clinical professor of pediatrics, George Washington University School of Medicine; affiliate faculty in psychology, George Mason University; president-elect, Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice
  • Barry Anton, PhD, ABPP, managing partner, Ranier Behavioral Health; professor emeritus, University of Puget Sound; president-elect, American Psychological Association
  • Richard P. Barth, MSW, PhD, professor and dean, School of Social Work, University of Maryland; president, American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

View the briefing speakers' slides (PDF, 946KB)

The summit originated in the APA Interdivisional Task Force for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (IDTF) but was planned by an interdisciplinary committee. SCFPP was a lead sponsor; 22 additional organizations supported the summit.

View the reports of the 2009 (PDF, 1.2MB) and 2013 (PDF, 1.7MB) summits.