WELCOMEFind out more about the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project
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"How's Your Child's Mental Health?"brochure.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Primary Care Clinician
NEWS AND FEATURES
John H. Straus, MD, Speaks at National Children’s Health Briefing
John H. Straus, MD, founding director of MCPAP, recently spoke about the success of MCPAP at a national briefing sponsored by the policy journal Health Affairs.
The briefing, held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, accompanied the release of the December issue of Health Affairs, which focused on children’s health and featured an article on MCPAP by Dr. Straus and Barry Sarvet, MD.
MCPAP for Moms
One out of every eight women experience depression during pregnancy or in the postpartum period. MCPAP for Moms is an exciting new statewide expansion of MCPAP that aims to promote maternal and child health by building the capacity of providers serving pregnant and postpartum women and their children up to one year after delivery to effectively prevent, identify, and manage depression. Providers working with fathers and other caregivers experiencing postpartum depression can also access MCPAP for Moms.
MCPAP for Moms has three core components: Trainings and toolkits, real-time psychiatric consultation and care coordination, and linkages with community-based resources.
To access the MCPAP for Moms website click here.
TOOLKIT SPOTLIGHTNew CRAFFT toolkit! The CRAFFT screens for substance abuse in adolescents. Click here for the CRAFFT Toolkit (acronym) for Car, Relax, Alone, Forget Friends, Trouble) toolkit.
Help your patients' families navigate the Massachusetts special education system by directing them to the Concord SPED PAC Sped Parent Basic Toolkit at http://www.concordspedpac.org/toolkit.htm
Primary care behavioral health toolkit includes guidelines on implementing behavioral health screenings in primary care settings, guidance on clinical issues related to screening, and information on four screening tools: M-CHAT, PSC, PEDS, SDQ, and PHQ-9. Click here to download toolkit.
FOCUS ON BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES
New Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) ServicesFind out about a new system of behavioral health care and services available for certain qualified MassHealth patients with severe emotional disturbance (SED). Read a pediatrician's perspective of how to best use the new system.
Click here for a brief article explaining what CBHI is.
Click here for an article explaining CBHI from the pediatrician's perspective.
Click here to visit the CBHI section of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services webpages.
Click here to visit the CBHI section of the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) webpages.
Click here to view a letter from the Secretary of Health and Human Services regarding CBHI brochures and information.
Click here to find CBHI brochures for parents/caregivers and for staff on the EOHHS website