Behavioral Health Resources

Mental and Behavioral Health Campaign Toolkit
June 11, 2021

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

Axios Event Examines Children's Mental Health After COVID-19 Pandemic
May 24, 2021

Children's Hospital Association (CHA) partnered with Axios on a virtual event highlighting the effect of the pandemic on children's mental health.

Children's Hospitals Lead Legislative Effort to Improve Pediatric Mental Health Services
May 5, 2021

A children's hospital leader speaks on Capitol Hill to describe the effect the pandemic has had on children and adolescents, highlighting the increase in the number of children experiencing a mental health crisis and growing emergency department (ED) and inpatient stays due to a lack of care options.

Patient describes what it's like living with mental health issues
May 4, 2021

A young woman details her mental health conflicts and how she manages the challenges.

Build Behavioral Health Knowledge Base of Staff to Meet COVID-19 Challenges
May 4, 2021

Children’s hospital addresses increased behavioral health needs amid pandemic with additional training for employees across its organization.

Helping Pediatric Patients Build Resiliency
April 28, 2021

The care team helps pediatric patient take control of medical trauma.

7 Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Kids
April 28, 2021

Are the kids all right? Here’s a look at how the pandemic is affecting kids and how children’s hospitals are helping them emerge stronger.

Parent Input Builds Better Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
April 14, 2021

Children’s hospital emphasizes community outreach, multidisciplinary approach to caring for children with autism.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clinician Training

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