Symposium goes virtual to support mental health of refugee and immigrant families

SOUTH PORTLAND — Health care professionals and others are invited to attend Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s 13th annual Glickman Symposium for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry that will be held Friday, Oct. 2on the topic “Mental Health and Human Rights: Caring for Refugee and Immigrant Families.”

Jose Hidalgo, MD psychiatrist at the Suffolk County House of Corrections and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Massachusetts will provide a keynote address. Hidalgo has previously received federal grants to develop and implement trauma-informed programs for victims of human trafficking and for unaccompanied migrant children in U.S. detention. He currently provides care for incarcerated people with mental illness and teaches psychiatry residents to do the same.

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