Behavioral Health Resources

Article
Children's Hospital Brings Behavioral Health Care into Schools
February 12, 2019

Integrated behavioral health program covers more than 21,000 children, including elementary and middle school students.

Analysis or Summary
2018 State Child Health Policy Trends
February 1, 2019

The complete analysis of the state child health policy trends identified through these calls is available in this new CHA report.

Presentation or Recording
Creating Health Virtual Learning
January 24, 2019

View upcoming and on-demand population health webinars.

Article
Commentary: Pediatricians Can Partner With Parents to Help Teens Facing Mental Health Challenges
January 8, 2019

‚ÄčThe doctors in this health network are helping parents know what to look for when it comes to their child's mental health.

Analysis or Summary
State Medicaid Director Letter on Innovative Service Delivery Systems for Adults With SMI and Children With SED
December 19, 2018

CHA summary regarding a State Medicaid Director Letter that outlines opportunities to design innovative service delivery systems for adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) and children with a serious emotional disturbance (SED).

Article
Study: Negative Interactions on Social Media Have Bigger Effect on Teens Than Positive Ones
October 23, 2018

Negative experiences on social media carry more weight than positive interactions when it comes to the likelihood of young adults reporting depressive symptoms, according to a new University of Pittsburgh analysis.

Article
Kids in Crisis: Children's Hospitals Confront Behavioral Health Care Challenges
October 23, 2018

Children and adolescents across the country are facing behavioral health crisis more than ever before. Here's what five children's hospitals are doing to turn these lives around.

Article
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.

Article
Maternal Depression May Alter Stress and Immune Markers in Children
October 16, 2018

Research suggests depression in women may affect their children's stress and well-being.

Presentation or Recording
Behavioral Health Webinar Series
September 20, 2018

This series focuses on operational strategies for improving behavioral care management, facility design and staff capabilities; managing complex patients; and building community partnerships.

Analysis or Summary
Mental and Behavioral Health Legislative and Regulatory Tracker
September 10, 2018

Mental and Behavioral Health Tracker

Article
Pediatric Suicide-Related Hospital Visits Double
July 19, 2018

The number of encounters at children's hospitals for suicidal thoughts or attempted suicide increased steadily from 2008-15.

Article
Rare Mental Health Disorder Strikes After Strep Infection
July 18, 2018

A child may be diagnosed with PANDAS when obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and/or tic disorders suddenly appear, or worsen following a strep infection.

Article
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.

Article
Q&A: The Effect of Violence on Children's Mental Health
May 10, 2018

A child psychiatrist talks about the role of violence in mental health.

Article
Telepsychiatry Helps Address Nation's Mental Health Care Shortage
May 9, 2018

A rapidly growing specialty can help close the gap between doctors and patients.

Article
Screening for Postpartum Depression Helps Improve Child Health Outcomes
May 9, 2018

Education and screening are key to treating postpartum depression.

Article
Pediatric Mental Health Should Be Everyone's Concern
May 9, 2018

Routine screening can help families overcome barriers to receiving mental health care.

Article
Families Seeking Mental Health Resources Need Compassion and Respect
May 8, 2018

This nurse shares his story of losing a son to suicide and how that fuels his passion to help families and kids with mental health needs.

Article
Commentary: Use Telehealth to Extend and Spread Pediatric Mental Health Services
May 8, 2018

For this doctor, providing resources for families and children facing mental or behavioral health issues is personal.

Article
Hospital Room Design Strategies to Keep Behavioral Health Patients Safe
April 27, 2018

A facilities expert discusses room design strategies to keep behavioral health patients and caregivers safe.

Letter or Testimony
CHA and Allied Groups Request FY 2019 Funding for Pediatric Mental Health Grants
April 26, 2018

On April 25, CHA joined allied pediatric and mental providers in requesting FY 2019 funding for the pediatric mental health care access grants that were authorized in the 21st Century Cures Act.

Article
Two Questions That Help Screen Pediatric Patients for Depression and Suicide
March 8, 2018

Rady Children's Hospital is screening all patients over the age of 12 in the emergency department.

Article
Military Funds Research of Cannabis-based Autism Treatment for Kids
March 1, 2018

Trial aims to study the effectiveness of cannabidivarin on irritability and repetitive behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Policy Position
CHA Comments on CMS Suicide Risk Prevention Guidelines
February 9, 2018

CHA provided CMS with initial recommendations regarding upcoming agency guidelines on suicide risk assessment and mitigation for psychiatric units of hospitals and psychiatric hospitals.

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.