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"How's Your Child's Mental Health?"



Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Primary Care Clinician

  • Learn the skills to discern whether or not your patient is receiving true CBT here.
  • Learn what types of patients are best suited for CBT based on the research literature here.



Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and Bulimia (BN) in Pediatric Primary Care by Esther Dechant, Medical Director, Klarman Center, McLean Hospital.

Anorexia Nervosa (AN) and Bulimia Nervosa (BN) represent serious illnesses and result in significant mortality and morbidity. It is important to diagnose these illnesses early and to provide appropriate treatment. Click here to learn about early detection and treatment.

Monitoring Atypical Antipsychotic Medications by Mathieu Bermingham, MD, and Mary Jeffers-Terry, APRN, PC, PC

Learn about the side effects associated with atypical antipsychotic medications and see how to monitor patients on these medications. Please click here to download guidelines for monitoring patients on atypical antipsychotics.

New 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.

New Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) Services

Find 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