Behavioral Health: Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships

Pediatric institutions are increasingly establishing relationships with schools, first responders and other local organizations to make an impact on behavioral health issues.  


Commentary: Mental Health Presents a New Wave of Issues for Children
October 23, 2018
Children's hospitals have a role in advancing behavioral health solutions in partnership with states and community providers.

Building Community Capacity to Respond to Behavioral Health NeedsProtected content icon
September 20, 2018
Learn how Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU launched the Children’s Mental Health Resource Center (CMHRC) in an effort to better meet the behavioral health needs of families in central Virginia.


Children's Hospital's New Substance Abuse Program Focuses on Prevention
June 13, 2018

Substance abuse is a pediatric health care issue. Here's how one children's hospital is bringing care to the community.

Children's Hospital Provides Autism Training for First Responders
July 5, 2017

Training educates first responders on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and how to properly handle a call involving an individual with ASD.

Hospital Anti-bullying Program Helps Kids Cope
January 2, 2015

Bullying is a health care issue worthy of children's hospitals attention. Every day is an opportunity to educate, screen and treat patients who are ...

Discussion Group

Discuss with hospital colleagues how to manage care for children with behavioral and mental health needs. Topics include programs, staff support, cost of care and more. The new group is open to all members.

Clinician Training

New online courses through Pediatric Learning Solutions prepare clinicians working in areas where pediatric patients with psychiatric and/or behavioral health disorders may be encountered.