Meeting a Child's Eyes

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Why won't you look at me…why won't you take my eyes? —Justin Torres, We the Animals1 We begin the 2019 Book Forum the way I start each academic year with child and adolescent psychiatry fellows, pointing to a paper by a trusted mentor. Though it's been over two decades since Michael Jellinek published “Professional Identity: May the Force Be With Us…Always,” much in this short essay is timeless. I think specifically of Jellinek's idea that once we see a child, they matter to us. They “no longer can be defined as a statistic, cost, or disorder but instead (as a person who) elicits caring and attachment.”2

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume58
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Adolescent Psychiatry
Child Psychiatry
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Costs and Cost Analysis

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  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Meeting a Child's Eyes. / Usher, Craigan.

In: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Vol. 58, No. 1, 01.01.2019.

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