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The gap between the number of teenagers who report conditions like anxiety, depression, and hopelessness and the number of those who receive treatment is increasing. 

A $425 million gift is allowing the University of Oregon to prototype a new way of training people to help struggling kids.

The UO’s Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health and Department of Athletics will join forces to develop programs that equip children with skills to promote well-being and address the mental health needs of student-athletes from a young age.

Oregon’s mental health clinics can’t find anyone to fill a quarter of their jobs. Six Oregon counties didn’t have a single psychologist last year.

The demand for aid radically exceeds the supply of help. Providers are experimenting with how to address the emergency.
The Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health, along with Connie and Steve Ballmer, have received the 2023 Distinguished Friend to Behavior Therapy Award for their groundbreaking work to craft and implement a national model for a bachelor’s-level specialty training program in children's behavioral health.
The inaugural undergraduate cohort at the UO’s Portland-based Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health won’t graduate for three years, but new details on how the pioneering institute will operate — and its potentially significant impact on local schools — are emerging.
New undergraduate students won’t arrive to Northeast Portland until 2024, but the former Concordia University campus will see some new life soon.
New research from incoming Executive Director Dr. Katie McLaughlin suggests that generous social benefits for lower-income families boost their children’s brain development.
The Ballmer Institute has been awarded a $50,000 Health Care Workforce funding grant from the Cambia Health Foundation to support community engagement efforts.
The three-course graduate-level microcredential offered by the Ballmer Institute for Children’s Behavioral Health at the University of Oregon Portland was created in response to a desire from educators to learn new techniques and tools that can be used in the classroom to help meet the growing behavioral health needs of their students.
Beth Stormshak, the Philip H. Knight Chair, and professor in the College of Education has been honored as a 2023 Society for Prevention Research Fellow for significant contributions to the field of prevention research.
Ballmer Institute Affiliate Faculty member Elliot Berkman discusses effectively hosting virtual meetings and why it requires a completely different approach than traditional, in-person meetings.
New research from the Ballmer Institute's incoming Executive Director shows anti-poverty policies promote better health.
New research from Ballmer Institute Affiliate Faculty member Elliot Berkman explores self-control.