The Future of Pediatrics Mental Health Preconference was used as a vehicle for 1) raising the awareness about the mental health needs of children and youth, 2) educating attendees on innovative best practice models for addressing mental health concerns, and 3) improving the skills of clinicians by providing practical tools for clinical care. The goal of the preconference was to empower pediatricians to address the health and well-being of children and youth with mental health concerns. Click on the presentations below to watch recordings of the day's events.
Meeting Summary Report
Speakers: Marian Earls, MD, FAAP, AAP Mental Health Leadership Work Group and Gary Blau, PhD, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The Family Experience With Primary Care
Learn more about results of a national survey on families who have a child living with mental illness and their experiences in primary care.
Speakers: Dana Markey, National Alliance on Mental Illness
Moving Mental Health Forward
Looking for an introduction to tools developed by the Task Force on Mental Health? Learn step-by-step how pediatricians can use the mental health toolkit and other resources to help meet the needs of children and families.
Speaker: Barbara Frankowski, MD, MPH, FAAP
Primary Care Strategies
The theory behind the common factors approach to children’s mental health care is discussed using case-based scenarios to support the benefit of the therapeutic alliance.
Speaker: Larry Wissow, MD, MPH, FAAP
Adding Community Services
Gain knowledge of strategies for adding to or enhancing community services within your practice.
Speaker: Francis Rushton Jr, MD, FAAP
Obtaining Payment for Mental Health Services in the Pediatric Office
Learn how primary care providers meet the needs of their patients while navigating real world practice challenges. Explore practical strategies that can maximize payment for mental health services in a pediatric office setting.
Speaker: Lynn Wegner, MD, FAAP
Models for Enhancing Mental Health in Primary Care
New practice models emphasize collaboration among providers. Hear about the benefits and challenges along with sustainability efforts. Discover how pediatricians can effectively collaborate with providers & state governments.
Speakers: Marsha Raulerson, MD, MEd, FAAP and Barry Sarvet, MD
Cultural Aspects of Mental Health
Learn cultural aspects of mental health awareness, services delivery, and the need for developing culturally appropriate systems to address mental health in the community.
Speaker: Mareasa Isaacs, PhD, MSW, National Alliance of Multi-Ethnic Behavioral Health Association
This preconference is supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics Friends of Children Fund and the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch (CAFB), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The content of this preconference does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or policies of CAFB, CMHS, SAMHSA or the Department of Health and Human Services.