Help to promote healthy mental development and address concerns of your patients with these practice tools and resources.

Readying the Practice

Practice Workflow

  • Mental Health Tools for Pediatrics (Updated 2/2021). A compilation of tools that are potentially useful at each stage of a clinical process through which mental health content can be integrated into pediatric care. (Note: Inclusion of a tool in this list does not indicate endorsement by the American Academy of Pediatrics).

Brief Interventions and Symptom-Based Care

Effective Referrals

  • HIPAA Privacy Rule and Provider to Provider Communication. This tool can help address common questions—and provide scenarios—about when it’s appropriate to share your patients’ or clients’ health information with other providers under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Family Handouts

The AAP has developed a number of handouts and resources to support families in managing mental health concerns or supporting healthy mental development. These include family handouts as well as articles.

Additional AAP Resources

External Resources:

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