WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Child Mental health Nanjing Child Mental Health Research Center of Nanjing Brain Hospital Affiliated to Nanjing Medical University Guangzhou Road 264#, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China 210029 web: http://www.c-nbh.com/ e-mail: [email protected] Terms of Reference of NCMHRC： To collaborate with WHO on field testing of mhGAP-IG modules for child and adolescent mental health To organize training on child mental health for primary health workers and other professionals To provide consultations and other technical support to WHO in development of the instruments to assess child and adolescent mental health services. Introduction of NCMHRC: NCMHRC was established in 1984. It grew out of the Child Psychiatry Department of Nanjing Brain Hospital which established in 1978. It was the first professional organization for child mental health in China. Active 1. To Translate Developmental and Behavioural Disorders Modules of mhGAP-IG into Chinese version The mhGAP-IG Modules of Developmental Disorders and Behavioural Disorders have been translated into Chinese. The Chinese version of Developmental Disorders and Behavioural Disorders Modules (draft) has been delivered to professionals working in our WHOcc. The experimental data from Chinese children with developmental disorders as well as behavioural disorders will help us modify the mhGAP-IG Modules in the next year. The published research papers were as follows: Family dynamics in different development disorders; Study of the family dynamics in children with tic disorders; and Study of the family features in children with ADHD. Active 2. Training Developmental and Behavioural Disorders Modules of mhGAPIG in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Providers Cooperated with Disabled Persons' Federation of Jiangsu Province, we hold a five days training course using the mhGAP-IG Developmental Disorders module and other instruments. More than 150 special teachers came from community-based organizations of children with developmental problems were trained. Cooperated with Child Care Association of Nanjing, we hold a three days workshop using the mhGAP-IG Developmental Disorders and Behavioural Disorders modules. More than 180 pediatricians, child care doctors and primary health workers were joined. It was designated by WHO as “WHO Collaborating Center for Research and Training in Child Mental Health” in 1986. The designation has been extended 7 times successively until 2011. The center was also appointed as “Child Mental Health Guide Center in China” in 1988 by the Ministry of Health. NCMHRC currently consists of three main settings: child mental health outpatient, child rehabilitation setting and child psychiatric inpatient. Cooperated with the Psychiatry of the Medical Association of Jiangsu Province, we hold a two hours training course using the mhGAP-IG Behavioural Disorders module. More than 100 adult psychiatrists from Jiangsu province were trained. The series of psychological educational courses were provided for parents and caregivers whose children had ADHD or other behavior problems. Totally, 48-weekend courses were holed and for more than 500 parents were joined. Twenty hours workshops of early intervention in autism and other developmental disorders were provided for parents and caregivers 8 times per year. A total of 1200 parents participated these training courses.
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