Behavioral and Mental Health

Behavioral and Mental Health

Reducing Patient Restraints With Facility Dogs

Dayton Children’s Hospital reduced the odds of physical restraints by 71% with the help of human’s best friend.

2024 Policy Priorities for the 118th Congress

Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost, and delivery of care in children’s hospitals and health systems.

April 04, 2024

The Journey to Universal Suicide Screening in Specialty Care

Children's Wisconsin implemented a two-step suicide screening process to address mental health needs early.

March 21, 2024

This Certification Course Increased Retention for Behavioral Health Staff and Outcomes for Patients

After developing an in-house certification program, behavioral health staff turnover fell by half, patient restraints decreased by 44%, and employee engagement skyrocketed.

March 20, 2024

Prevention Through Intervention: A School-Based Behavioral Health Program

A system of behavioral health centers increases access and intervention for students in more than 280 New York schools.

March 18, 2024

10 Effective Ways to Engage With Schools

Children’s hospitals have expanded their partnerships with schools to support student health and academic success.

March 01, 2024

3 Ways to Address the Boarding Crisis

Training, staffing, and communication are essential to reducing the number of behavioral health patients waiting for inpatient or outpatient care.

Jan. 16, 2024

States’ FY 2024 Funding for Pediatric Behavioral Health Initiatives

View our updated FY 2024 Enacted State Budget Pediatric Behavioral Health Tracker with all states’ pediatric behavioral health initiatives included.

Dec. 21, 2023

The Role of Children's Hospitals

Children’s hospitals are driving initiatives to address the needs of children and advocating for policies that support pediatric patients and the workforce that cares for them.

Dec. 21, 2023

The Top 10 Articles of 2023

Discover new strategies and proven programs from our most-read articles of the year.

Dec. 12, 2023