Utilize evidence-based approaches to engage patients and families in managing mental health concerns.

Self-Directed Learning

Background Handout
Preceptor may ask residents to review this handout with data and background information, prior to conference.

Reflection Handout
Preceptor may ask residents to reflect on a previous encounter with a mental health concern, prior to conference.

Preceptor-Directed Learning

Facilitator’s Guide
Preceptor may use this guide to obtain additional information on each slide, and guidance on conducting reflective exercises and group discussion.

Role Play
Preceptor may use role play as an alternative to reading Case #1.

Generic or Common Factors Interventions: HELP
Preceptor may distribute this tool to residents. Please note that access to this tool requires a subscription to Pediatric Care Online (PCO). AAP residents receive automatic access to PCO. Click here for more information.

Mental Health Screening and Assessment Tools for Primary Care
The AAP does not endorse a specific screening tool. Instead, the AAP provides a list of several tools to avoid bias. The facilitator is free to select a tool from this chart and print out copies for residents to review. 

PowerPoint Presentation
Preceptor may use these slides to explain the importance of addressing mental health in primary care, strategies for integration, the common factors approach, and to discuss a case scenario that demonstrates the use of brief intervention.

Reflection Handout – Take 2
Preceptor may ask residents to reflect again, this time incorporating what they just learned.

Supplemental Material (Optional)

The preceptor can reference this material in preparation for the presentation, can assign reading material, and/or can develop activities around the tools.

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