A picture of Jill Hinton and Jennifer McLaren posing in front of a lectern withthe purple and orange conference logo which features a maple leaf.
National Center for START ServicesTM Clinical Director Jill Hinton, PhD, and Chief Medical Advisor Jennifer McLaren, MD presented at the Annual Meeting of the American and Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Toronto, Canada on October 19th and 20th!  

Dr. Hinton presented “Identifying Sexual Trauma in Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disorders.” This presentation was  part of the Clinical Perspectives track “Sexuality in Individuals With Intellectual Developmental Disorders: Development, Gender, and Vulnerability.” 

Drs. McLaren and Hinton presented sessions within the Clinical Perspectives track “Successfully Navigating the Often Uncharted Seas of the System of Care for Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disorders: Strategies for Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.” 

Dr. McLaren, section chair, presented on the NCSS Integrated Mental Health Treatment Guidelines for Prescribers and Dr. Hinton provided an overview of START crisis prevention and intervention services as an evidence-based model of support for people with IDD. 

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CACAP) Annual Meeting draws more than 4,000 child and adolescent psychiatrists and other allied professionals from all over the world, both in-person and virtually.