Beardslee to receive 2012
World of Children Award
Congratulations to William R. Beardslee, MD, director, Baer Prevention Initiatives and chairman emeritus, Boston Children's Department of Psychiatry, who will be honored by the Judge Baker Children's Center with their 2012 World of Children Award at a celebration on March 15.
Beardslee is being honored for his groundbreaking, evidence-based studies that have demonstrated the effectiveness of early interventions for the prevention of mood disorders in children who are at risk for these illnesses. The author of more than 200 articles and chapters, as well as two books, he has written on topics ranging from what enables civil rights workers to endure, to how parents and caregivers can help families overcome depression.
Founded in 1917, Judge Baker Children's Center (JBCC) is a Harvard Medical School affiliate dedicated to improving the lives of children whose mental health problems threaten to limit their potential. Integrating education, service, research and training, the Center is the oldest child mental health organization in New England and a national leader in the field of children's mental health. Beardslee directs the Preventive Intervention Project at JBCC and also the Prevention of Depression Study.
With this award, Beardslee joins a prestigious list of faculty - previous recipients include the Department of Psychiatry's Julius B. Richmond, MD, and Leon Eisenberg, MD, and T. Berry Brazelton, MD, from the Department of Pediatrics. This year's fellow recipients are the family of Hiram E. Manville, and Laura Flutie and the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism.
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