Terrance Embry, MD, third-year resident, and Abiba Salahou, MD, first year resident, presented at the 2023 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting October 23-28 in New York.
The theme of the conference was "CAPture Belonging."
Embry presented “The Role of the Psychiatrist in Seclusion and Restraint” with other Yale affiliates, including Jessica Sota, MD; Hun Millard, MD; Cynthia Wilson, MD; Kathleen Kruse, MD; and Kim J. Master, MD, MA.
They also presented “Escapism and Hope: The Impact of Positive Black Queer Characters on Identity Development.”
Salahou served as Co-Chair of a AACAP Clinical Perspective Session titled, "Racism as Trauma: The Impact of Intergenerational Trauma on Black Youth" and her presentation as part of the larger session was titled "When Viral Images of Anti-Black Violence Keep ‘Trending:’ The Impact of Media-Induced Vicarious Trauma on Black Youth."
Embry’s work lies at the intersections of child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction, advocacy, Black identity, LGBTQIA+ identity, and ways in which racism, queerphobia, transphobia, and other systems of oppression cause harm to this patient population as well as trainees in medicine. As a REACH scholar, Embry plans to use research to advocate for changes in curriculum, policy, and federal law to improve the lives of Black, LGBTQIA+, and other minoritized communities.
Salahou's clinical interests include childhood trauma, racial trauma, immigrant mental health, and addressing mental health stigma within religious and minority communities. She also has an interest in medical education and is currently enrolled in the Yale Young Physicians' Leadership Curriculum and serves as a mentor in the Yale Post Graduate Association MAP program.