Unaddressed parental mental health needs can negatively impact the health of their children and families. A child’s behavioral health needs can also complicate a provider’s ability to manage chronic medical conditions. Rather than viewing physical and mental health separately, progressive health systems and providers have embraced a shift in perspective: health is comprised of both mental and physical aspects and must be treated as a whole rather than two halves. In this session, Dr. Briggs will discuss developing supportive programming for the entire family to help ensure a healthy start despite a high risk of adverse childhood events.
Rahil D. Briggs, PsyD
Director, Pediatric Behavioral Health Services Montefiore Medical Group
About the Essentials Series