Behavioral Health Resources

Toolkit
Mental and Behavioral Health Campaign Toolkit
April 8, 2021

The Children's Hospital Association and American Academy of Pediatrics have launched a mental and behavioral health campaign.

Article
Social Media Can Have a Good Effect on Behavioral Health
April 7, 2021

Study reveals both positive and negative effects of social media on children in mental health crises.

Article
One Year Later: How Treating Behavioral Health in Kids Evolved During the Pandemic
March 31, 2021

Children’s hospital expands services to provide personalized behavioral health care.

Article
Simulations Train Residents to Identify Behavioral Health Needs in Routine Virtual Visits
March 29, 2021

As one children’s hospital moved to more telehealth visits, it incorporated new simulation exercises into the pediatric residency training program to better prepare residents for patient encounters.

Article
Using Telemedicine to Treat Behavioral Health Patients in the Emergency Department
February 24, 2021

This process saves patients and families time, reduces costs and improves care.

Reference Material
Focusing on Children's Mental Health
February 24, 2021

Learn more about children's mental health and how children's hospitals are addressing these challenges.

Article
How to Effectively Articulate Your Scientific Work
February 1, 2021

Tell a story of discovery in layperson’s terms, and you can inspire future investigators.

Letter or Testimony
Children's Hospitals' Letter to Biden Transition Team
January 5, 2021

We responded to President-elect Biden's HHS transition team inquiry into immediate actions they could frame up for children.

Analysis or Summary
CHA summary of final surprise billing legislation – the "No Surprises Act"
December 29, 2020

President Trump signed the "No Surprises Act" to address surprise billing.

Report
2020 State Child Health Policy Trends
December 18, 2020

Our 2020 State Child Health Policy Trends Overview was informed by responses from children’s hospital GRs in 35 states.

Letter or Testimony
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs - Blueprint RFI Comment Letter
November 30, 2020

We submitted comments on HRSA's Blueprint RFI for children and youth with special health care needs.

Article
Using Predictive Analytics to Assist Mental Health Providers
November 11, 2020

Seattle Children’s developed a program to inform providers of the admission decision-making process.

Article
5 Ways to Make Behavioral Health Part of Every Child's Care
November 11, 2020

How one hospital is creating statewide change in meeting behavioral health needs.

Article
Mindfulness-Based Training Can Help Those in Stressful Health Care Environments
November 4, 2020

A military veteran design mindfulness-based training to assist those in extreme stress environments.

Article
Virtual Technology Aids in Monitoring Behavioral Health Patient Safety
October 27, 2020

The increasing use of video technology in health care today can help hospitals explore new or blended models for behavioral health patient safety observation.

Article
Behavioral Health Care Moves Front and Center
October 21, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital launches country’s largest pediatric behavioral health facility, seeks to erase stigmas while meeting community needs.

Article
A Cost Effective System of Behavioral Health Care for Kids
October 14, 2020

This model streamlines care for patients with mental and behavioral health needs and reduces costs.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Expanding Access to Pediatric Behavioral Health Care
September 30, 2020

Children’s hospital increases patient visits nearly 2000% in three years behind focused efforts of staff, community.

Reference Material
Staff Mental Health Resources
September 17, 2020

A list of third-party mental health resources for children's hospital teams.

Reference Material
Staff Health and Wellbeing Flyer
September 17, 2020

A checklist and wellness resource guide for children's hospital employees during the pandemic.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Back-to-School During Pandemic Raises Behavioral Health Concerns
September 15, 2020

Mental health professional says COVID-19 presents challenges for children during what can already be a stressful time.

Article
3 Lasting Effects of COVID-19 on Children
August 19, 2020

A webinar co-sponsored by CHA and the Alliance for Health Policy discussed the short- and long-term effects of COVID-19 on child health.

Letter or Testimony
CHA Joins Letter Supporting National Suicide Hotline Designation Act
August 6, 2020

CHA joins a letter encouraging the advancement of the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act.

Clinician Training

Online courses prepare clinicians working in areas where pediatric patients with psychiatric or behavioral health disorders may be encountered.