Behavioral Health Resources

Article
School-Based Social Worker Partnership Creates a Proactive Approach to Improve Behavioral Health
November 6, 2019

Recognizing a need for on-site services in schools, Children’s Mercy Kansas City launched a project to address behavioral health needs in school so kids can get the resources they need and avoid a hospital visit.

Article
Improving Care for Kids in Mental Health Crisis
November 5, 2019

This hospital’s behavioral health crisis center helps keeps patients out of the emergency department so they can receive care more quickly.

Article
Pediatric Hospital Leaders Explore Challenges in Health Care
November 5, 2019

Children’s hospital leaders gather at Annual Leadership Conference to discuss strategy and examine evolving challenges in health care.

Presentation or Recording
Creating Health Virtual Learning
October 30, 2019

View upcoming and on-demand population health webinars.

Article
Patient describes what it's like living with mental health issues
October 24, 2019

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

Article
Suicide Rates in Young Females on the Rise
October 16, 2019

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

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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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.

Article
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).

Article
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.

Article
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.

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.