Minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies

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Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center • One Park Avenue, 7th floor • New York, NY 10016

Director of Undergraduate Studies; Vice Chair for Education, Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center

Jess P. Shatkin, M.D., M.P.H.

Offered by the College of Arts and Science in cooperation with the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, this minor aims to heighten students’ awareness of childhood mental health issues and their sustained impact on adolescents and adults. In the child and adolescent mental health studies (CAMS) minor, students will (1) explore the relationship between human behavior and its biological and environmental bases; (2) be challenged to think critically about the concepts of “normal” or “typical” versus “abnormal” behavior and engage in a meta-level analysis of the social, historical, and cultural context of mental health, illness, and diagnosis; and (3) be encouraged to consider how their future career can have a beneficial impact on the mental health of children, adolescents, and families.