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.
The 3rd Haruv PhD Workshop on Child Maltreatment-- Hebrew University, applications due June 10, 2015
Summit on Positive Development of NOLA Youth-- Tulane University, May 21, 2015
The Economics of Prevention: Strategic Investment for Public Good and Public Savings; Pay for Success/Social Impact Bond Legislation-- NPSC, May 14, 2015