Partners

MNCAMH’s partners share its commitment to its mission, aligning their resources in support of MNCAMH’s endeavors.

  • The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) helps provide essential services to Minnesota’s most vulnerable residents. Working with many others, including counties, tribes and nonprofits.

  • Behavioral Health Division offers the right services to people as effectively and efficiently as possible.

  • The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.

  • The mission of the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development is to contribute to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span.

  • At the School of Social Work, we practice what we teach: leadership, scholarship, social justice, and community engagement.

  • The Center brings the University of Minnesota together with county, tribal, state and community social services in a partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and families involved with public child welfare.

  • The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota strives to fulfill the tripartite mission of the Medical School: excellence in teaching, research, and clinical service.

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