Ortho was founded in 1924 by a small group of individuals with a shared interest in providing a common meeting ground for those engaged in the study and treatment of problems in human behavior. To reflect the interdisciplinary approach of the organization and their work, such as redirecting youth development in a positive direction, they combined the prefix "Ortho" (from the Greek "to straighten") with "psychiatry." Today, Ortho continues to attract professionals from psychology, psychiatry, social work, sociology, nursing, and law who are concerned about the application of mental health research to the creation of humane social policy, the improvement of mental health practice in a manner consistent with human rights, and the prevention of mental health problems.
Preventing Violence: Evidence-Based Programs and Policies to Promote Positive Youth Development-- National Prevention Science Coalition
Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177)-- passes Senate
Unleashing the Power of Prevention-- Forum on Promoting Children's Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health
Pearson Early Career Grant-- American Psychological Foundation, application deadline December 31, 2015
Mental Health Parity-- Tracking tool presented by the Kennedy Forum
Witness Testimony-- Briefing on the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act
Orphanages, Training Schools, Reform Schools, and Now This? NDRN Recommendations to prevent disproportionate placement and inadequate treatment of children with disabilities in the juvenile justice system
A Prescription for Prevention-- Bipartisan Policy Center
Can States Improve Children's Health by Preventing Abuse and Neglect? Brookings Institution
And much more!