Dr. Milica Pejovic Milovancevic
Serbia, Secretary of the Section
Chair: Dimitris Anagnostopoulos, Greece
European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ESCAP, jointly with the Hungarian Association for Child Neurology and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry organized the International Conference in Budapest, 22-26 august 2009. The main theme of the conference was the improvement of the quality of life for children.
WPA’s Section for child and adolescent psychiatry at the conference organized symposium School based mental health promotion and prevention chaired by professors D. Anagnostopoulos, Greece and V. Ispanovic Radojkovic, Serbia. Five presentations were presented. Colleagues from Greece presented paper about the development of prevention and early intervention services for specific developmental disorders in an Athenian community (D. Anagnostopoulos). From Serbia two presentations were presented: one was on school based programs for the violence prevention in the schools (M. Pejovic Milovancevic) and another was on school based psychosocial interventions for adolescents at risk (V. Ispanovic Radojkovic). Colleagues from Bulgaria gave the presentation on current challenges for school based mental health promotion and prevention in the Republic of Bulgaria (V. Stancheva). Last presentation was a case report form Turkey on school based multidisciplinary crises intervention to a stigmatized and bullied HIV positive child (T. Guvenir).
Presentations were followed by discussion and the questions from the audience. Colleagues from The Netherlands, Finland and other countries disscussed their country experiences on school based mental health promotion and prevention.
Our next section meeting will be held in Moscow, Russian Federation, during 2nd Eastern European Psychiatric Congress, 27-30 October 2009.