Behavioral Health Resources

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.

Article
Caring for Kids After COVID-19
August 4, 2020

Children’s hospital leverages its pediatric rehabilitation expertise to launch novel clinic specializing in care for children recovering from the effects of COVID-19.

Article
Integrating Mental and Physical Health Care for Kids
August 3, 2020

Learn more about the framework that keeps kids out of high-cost levels of care, reduces interactions with law enforcement, and leads to healthy adults by integrating the mind and body.

Article
Commentary: Transforming a Youth Mental Health System
August 3, 2020

As behavioral health needs grow, children's hospitals have an opportunity to lead the conversation and create a unified vision for change.

Article
Coping with Crayons: Kid-Friendly COVID-19 Information
June 24, 2020

Children’s hospital publishes coloring book to educate and inform children in face of COVID-19 pandemic.

Article
Transforming Pediatric Mental Health Services During a Pandemic
June 9, 2020

Here’s how one children's hospital continued to address the needs of mental health patients and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presentation or Recording
Creating Health Virtual Learning
May 4, 2020

View upcoming and on-demand population health webinars.

Article
3 Behavioral Health Strategies Any Hospital Can Adopt
April 23, 2020

From telemedicine to primary care provider training, here are examples of how children’s hospitals are improving mental and behavioral health outcomes for patients.

Article
Leader's Perspective: Don't Neglect Mental Health During the Pandemic
April 15, 2020

This leader says providers and parents should be paying more attention to mental health than ever before.

Article
Integrating Medical and Psychosocial Needs in Pediatric Patients
March 4, 2020

This children's hospital established a community partnership to help drive better outcomes for patients.

Article
Focus on Staff Education and New Practices Reduce ED Escalations in Behavioral Health Patients
March 4, 2020

Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., created a task force specifically focused on creating safer environments for encounters with patients in the ED.

Article
Tele-Mental Health Program Shows High Engagement and Improvement for Students
March 4, 2020

With a 96% engagement rate, Texas is showing how children’s hospitals, states and schools can partner to bring behavioral health care to kids and reduce stigma.

Article
Matching Families With Behavioral and Mental Health Needs
March 4, 2020

Community health navigators have a role in connecting families to mental health care services.

Presentation or Recording
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Journey
March 4, 2020

Axelson is the medical director of Big Lots Behavioral Health Services, chief of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and chief of the Section of Psychiatry at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Presentation or Recording
Building Community Capacity to Advance Mental Wellness
March 4, 2020

Moving upstream to stem a national tide of a children’s mental health challenges means investing in early intervention and universal prevention.

Presentation or Recording
Communities that Address Childhood Adversity and Build Resiliency
March 4, 2020

Showcasing the Center for Childhood Resilience as a model, this session demonstrated how a trauma-informed construct plays out at hospital, community and statewide levels.

Presentation or Recording
Workforce Development and Supporting Pediatricians in their Care for Behavioral Health Patients
March 4, 2020

This session featured two different approaches to creating capacity to support intervention, prevention, access and continuity of care for behavioral health patients.

Presentation or Recording
Matching Families with Behavioral Health Resources
March 4, 2020

This session highlighted the role of community health navigators in behavioral health referrals. Through Family Connects, a program from Duke University, universal home visiting uses early identification and referrals to meet mental health needs of postpartum mothers and their children.

Presentation or Recording
On Our Sleeves: The Movement to Transform Children’s Mental Health
March 4, 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital launched On Our Sleeves to build a community of support for children living with mental illness through advocacy, education and fundraising for much-needed research.

Presentation or Recording
Child Psych Access Systems Build a Regional System of Care
March 4, 2020

Child Psychiatry Access Programs are a national model designed to improve mental health access by enhancing the capacity and confidence of primary care doctors to address patient behavioral health needs.

Presentation or Recording
System of Care: Lessons Learned, New Developments and Future Aspirations
March 4, 2020

How can you find your niche in the system of care in your region? Leaders share lessons learned and the decision-making process about how they defined their service scope and sphere of community influence.

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.