• Presentation or Recording
  • July 1, 2021

Behavioral Health Learning Series

Advancing the pediatric behavioral health care delivery system.

Join a diverse group of children’s hospital leaders to share knowledge, resources and solutions to improve the delivery system directed at the mental and behavioral health crisis. Designed to accelerate action and implementation, this virtual series will explore care models and strategies to improve access and capacity through better programs, partnerships and technology.


On Demand

Models to Strengthen Primary Care Competencies for Management of Behavioral Health Patients
Sept. 29, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
As behavioral health integration in primary care grows as a model of care, education and accessible resources are needed to build competencies and confidence. Moderated by Children’s Health Dallas, learn how three children's hospitals use education models that strengthen the competence and resource awareness of primary care providers when treating patients with mental health concerns.

Enhancing Access and Care Transitions Through Community Partnerships
Moderated by Children’s Wisconsin, presenters from Akron Children’s Hospital and Children’s Health, Dallas will discuss their care delivery approach as it relates to the full comprehensive array of behavioral health support needed for children in their communities, including innovative programs and partnerships with promising impact.

Alleviating Pressure in Emergency and Inpatient Care Settings
Children’s hospitals are seeing staggering numbers of children and adolescents with mental health concerns in emergency departments and inpatient units. Moderated by Wolfson Children's Hospital, behavioral health leaders from Northwell Health and NYU Langone Health will discuss strategies to reduce demand for acute care beds.

Community Investments: Examining the Effect of Two Behavioral Health Centers
Leaders from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Children's Hospital New Orleans will provide updates on the opening of their behavioral health centers last spring. They will share the effects these facilities have had on their communities, lessons learned, ongoing challenges and goals for the future.

Increasing Capacity with Innovative Technology
Technology is vital to reducing barriers and enhancing access to behavioral health services. Moderated by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Children's Wisconsin will discuss the creation of its virtual therapy office, followed by UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh outlining the development of its suicide prevention app and innovative telehealth partial hospitalization program.


Past webinars

Addressing Childhood Adversity and Building Resilience: A Hospital’s Response Protected content icon
Dec. 19, 2018
Address the impact of trauma and promote mental wellness in children’s lives through programs that help build resiliency in hospitals and clinics.

Blueprint for Improvement Webinar: Standardized Depression and Suicidality Screening Tools in the Emergency DepartmentProtected content icon
Nov. 14, 2018
Attendees will learn about the PHQ9 and CSSRS, which are scales used to screen patients for depression and suicidality in the Emergency Department.

Behavioral Health Webinar: Building Community Capacity to Respond to Behavioral Health NeedsProtected content icon
Sept. 20, 2018
Learn how Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU launched the Children's Mental Health Resource Center (CMHRC) in an effort to better meet the behavioral health needs of families in central Virginia.

Behavioral Health Webinar: Addressing Behavioral Health Needs In A Pediatric Value-Based ModelProtected content icon
Aug. 8, 2018

Boston Children's Hospital Department of Psychiatry and its affiliated Pediatric practices (Pediatric Physicians' Organization  at Children's) have developed and implemented a layered model of care for children with behavioral health needs.

Maternal and Infant Mental Health: Hospital-wide and Clinic Integration
Aug. 1, 2018
Through a policy and advocacy lens, learn how Children's National Health System (CNHS) is working to integrate maternal mental health screening throughout the hospital.

Keeping Staff Safe: Utilizing Evidence-based Principles to Train Staff to Safely Manage Behavioral Health Patients in the ED Protected content icon
June 20, 2018
The emergency department is a primary access point for pediatric patients seeking care for behavioral health crises. This influx of patients requires additional staff training to ensure the ED is a safe environment for providers and patients.

Is Your Emergency Department Prepared to Treat Mental and Behavioral Health Patients Protected content icon
May 15, 2018
An increase in children presenting with mental health disorders is straining pediatric emergency departments. This webinar explores trends in utilization by youth in psychiatric crisis and effective behavioral health management strategies.

Making Rooms Safer Through Facility Design Protected content icon
Feb. 27, 2018
Hear how two children's hospitals met CMS guidelines by creating safer ED and inpatient rooms to minimize risk for children and staff.