Behavioral Health Resources

Reference Material
Focusing on Children’s Mental Health
September 12, 2019

While mental health disorders can and do occur at any age, children and adolescents are uniquely vulnerable.

4 Ways to Improve Pediatric Mental Health Care in the Emergency Department
August 19, 2019

Here’s how one children’s hospital is ensuring behavioral and mental health patients get the care they need.

Presentation or Recording
Creating Health Virtual Learning
August 12, 2019

View upcoming and on-demand population health webinars.

Attacking the Stigma: One CEO's Approach to Pediatric Behavioral Health
July 30, 2019

As Tim Robinson settles into his new role as CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, he defines his focus on treating pediatric behavioral health with the help of community partnerships.

Presentation or Recording
Educating the Community to Lead Healthy Successful Lives
July 29, 2019

Learn from the expertise of Cohen Children’s Hospital educational services.

Analysis or Summary
CHA Summary of Informational Bulletin on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools
July 11, 2019

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Joint Informational Bulletin (Bulletin) that includes examples of approaches for mental health and substance abuse related treatment services in schools and describes the existing Medicaid authorities states may use to cover these services in school-based settings.

Statewide Health Care Organizations Partner to Meet Pediatric Mental Health Needs
July 8, 2019

How one hospital brought experts together across different organizations to benefit children in the community.

Improving Care for Children with Special Needs in a Health Care Environment
July 2, 2019

Program that individualizes care and promotes a safe place for healing and wellness.

Suicide Rates in Young Females on the Rise
June 12, 2019

A study from Nationwide Children’s Hospital showed suicide among pre-teen and teen girls has tripled.

Study Reveals Spike in Suicides Associated With "13 Reasons Why"
May 28, 2019

Some experts say the Netflix series irresponsibly promotes teen suicide, and the data may agree.

Managing the Aggressive Child: A Toolkit for Safe Care
May 14, 2019

Here’s one health care system’s approach to address aggressive child emergencies across the continuum of care.

Creating a Holistic Medical and Psychiatric Care Model for Pediatric Patients
March 20, 2019

To correct a disjointed continuum of mental health care, Dell Children's created a plan to integrate behavioral health into the children's hospital at the access point.

3 Interventions to Reduce Variation in Opioid Prescribing for Pediatric Patients
March 20, 2019

Children’s Hospital Colorado outlines its approach to determining pediatric-specific recommendations for opioid prescribing.

Letter or Testimony
Allied Groups Letter to CMS on Mental Health and Substance Use Care in Schools
February 27, 2019

CHA joined 46 allied organizations in sending a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), spearheaded by Mental Health America, that details opportunities to leverage the Medicaid program to address mental health and substance use in a school setting.

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.

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

​The 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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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.