Behavioral Health Resources

Toolkit
Mental and Behavioral Health Campaign Toolkit
September 21, 2021

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

Announcement or News
National Awareness Campaign on Pediatric Capacity
September 21, 2021

We have launched a national campaign highlighting the 'perfect storm' of COVID, RSV, mental health issues and staffing challenges that children's hospitals are facing.

Article
Connecting Athletes’ Physical and Mental Health
September 21, 2021

High-profile athletes bring awareness to mental health aspects of sports.

Analysis or Summary
CHA Comments on First Surprise Billing Rule
September 9, 2021

We have submitted comments in response to the interim final rule that implements certain provisions of the No Surprises Act.

Article
Reducing Repeat Behavioral Health Crises with Personal Notes
August 18, 2021

Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, is improving outcomes for emergency department (ED) patients in suicidal crises with a low-tech solution: handwritten follow-up notes.

Announcement or News
National Organizations Call on Congress to Address Children's Mental Health Now
August 11, 2021

More than 25 national organizations, led by CHA, sent a letter to congressional leaders urging action to improve kids' access to mental health services.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: Managing Care for Long-haul COVID Patients
August 10, 2021

The associate medical director of Pediatric Infection Control at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital shares insights into managing long-haul COVID and how health care providers can best care for this emerging population.

Article
Children’s Hospitals Collaborate on Behavioral Health, Quality and Data
July 23, 2021

Together, we can pursue our goals to improve children’s health.

Article
Improving the Patient Transport Experience for Kids in Crisis
July 19, 2021

Nationwide Children's Hospital created a "safe car" for behavioral health-related patient transports, helping to reduce stigma and ease anxiety.

Presentation or Recording
Behavioral Health Learning Series
July 1, 2021

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

Article
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.

Article
5 Ways to Make Behavioral Health Part of Every Child's Care
May 6, 2021

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

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
Helping Pediatric Patients Build Resiliency
April 28, 2021

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

Article
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.

Article
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.

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.

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.

Clinician Training

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