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Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

In 2007, Spring Harbor Hospital in Westbrook received a $1,000,000 gift from Judy and Al Glickman of Cape Elizabeth to establish The Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Spring Harbor. The Center comprises the nonprofit youth mental health programs of Spring Harbor and the Maine Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, all of which are overseen by a single Chief of Psychiatry. A Medical Chair endowed by the Glickmans ensures the Center’s strategic focus, while its groundbreaking research and best practices are shared at an annual Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Symposium, also made possible by the Glickman family. 

The gift established an endowed chair for the Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Spring Harbor Hospital. Dr. Robyn Ostrander guides the development of the most comprehensive array of treatment, physician training and research programs in youth psychiatry in Northern New England and oversees the annual Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Symposium – the region’s most authoritative on the practice of child and adolescent psychiatry, drawing top professionals from both the Glickman Family Center for Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Spring Harbor Hospital and other national centers of excellence in child psychiatry.

Spring Harbor is southern Maine’s preferred nonprofit provider of youth psychiatric treatment, serving thousands of children and their families from across the region each year. Youth mental health programs include some that can be found nowhere else in Maine and very rarely elsewhere in Northern New England:

  • Intensive in-home/community treatment for youth and their families;
  • Early intervention services for youth at risk of developing schizophrenia;
  • Residency training and fellowships for child psychiatrists; and
  • Expertise in integrating mental health treatment in primary-care pediatric practices .

Through their generosity, the Glickmans have ensured the leadership, vision, and resources to make The Glickman Family Center at Spring Harbor Hospital the region’s premier destination for high quality youth mental health treatment, and a source of hope for the estimated 15,000 young people and families who will rely on its programs each year. On their behalf, we extend our deepest gratitude to the Glickman family.

This pediatric mental health symposium attracts professionals from across the region to learn about cutting edge research and evidence-based interventions in the treatment of young people with mental health concerns. The symposium is held annually at MaineHealth in Portland.

This year markrf the 13th anniversary of the Symposium which was held October 4th and focused on affirming mental heath for transgender youth and their families.

Here is what one participant had to say:

"The lecturers were rich and dense in useful material. The panels were mind-stretching... I have struggled and stumbled with families of transgender youth, and now feel my eyes have been opened. Many thanks to you all."

The program is made possible by the generosity of Spring Harbor donors Judith Glickman Lauder and the late Albert Brenner Glickman.

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