In 2012, Peter Dimock, Julie Rohovit and Ken Winters, educators at the University of Minnesota, responded to a call for proposals from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. DHS wished to establish a Center of Excellence to train Minnesota health care providers in the integrated treatment of co-occurring disorders. The University of Minnesota’s proposal was chosen and the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health was formed. MNCAMH and its staff is dedicated to empirically sound practices that put hope and wellness at the center of our recovery orientation. These values have guided our mission, allowing us to provide support to Minnesota’s workforce and to reach audiences across the nation and the world.

September 13 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study: Overview and Contributions to our Understanding of Adolescent Mental Health

The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study is a national Consortium study funded by the National Institutes of Health. To date, 11,875 children (including both singletons and twins) ages 9-10 have been enrolled across 21 data collection sites with the goal of investigating brain and behavioral development between late childhood and young adulthood. Because participants will complete comprehensive behavioral and neuroimaging assessments longitudinally, the ABCD Study is well-positioned to answer questions about the developing brain and the many childhood experiences that shape social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth as well as mental health. Drs. Luciana and Iacono direct the University of Minnesota’s ABCD data collection site. They will provide an overview of the study and will discuss its potential to inform our understanding of adolescent mental health. Learn More