Behavioral Health Resources

Toolkit
Sound the Alarm for Kids Toolkit
January 5, 2022

We have launched "Sound the Alarm for Kids," a communications initiative to raise awareness regarding the current situation in children and teens' mental health.

Analysis or Summary
CHA joins amicus brief to stop surprise billing arbitration provisions
December 16, 2021

We joined an amicus brief to stop surprise billing arbitration provisions.

Article
Parents’ Perspective: The Need for Emotional Support
December 13, 2021

Emotional health is an essential component of child health, especially for families of pediatric patients with chronic conditions.

Article
Refocusing Efforts to Combat Burnout and Resilience in Providers
November 10, 2021

Prior to March 2020, Children’s Health had several efforts already in place, including a peer support network and a dedicated resilience team. However, this wasn’t meeting their current demand.

Article
One Model for Tackling the Pediatric Behavioral Health Crisis
November 10, 2021

How children's hospitals can use integrated behavioral health care as a model for addressing patient needs and staffing challenges.

Article
Prevention Through Intervention: A School-Based Behavioral Health Program
November 9, 2021

As the mental health crisis in pediatric populations escalates, children’s hospitals are turning to community partnerships to better connect children, parents and providers.

Article
Sounding the Alarm for Kids' Mental Health
November 2, 2021

Last month, Children’s Hospital Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry declared a national mental health emergency for children and teens.

Article
Strategies for Improving Care in 5 Areas of Behavioral Health
October 27, 2021

A guide for children’s hospitals to improve behavioral health care, access and capacity through better programs, partnerships and technology.

Article
Leader’s Perspective: Youth Are Reassessing the Role of Sports in Their Lives
October 26, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic adds to mental health struggles already felt by young athletes.

Presentation or Recording
Roadmap Emotional Health Learning Series
October 22, 2021

This four-part series will work to acknowledge the emotional effects of chronic conditions on children and their families and demonstrate resources that can help clinicians provide emotional support.

Reference Material
Pediatric Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care: Commentary
October 20, 2021

Four behavioral health experts from nationally ranked children’s hospitals comment on what integrated behavioral health care means for pediatrics.

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.

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.

Clinician Training

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