Clinical Reference

 

General Children's   Mental Health   Resources Clinical Practice   Guidelines Children's   Behavioral Health   Initiative (CBHI)
Diagnosis Specific   Resources Directories and   Resources Early Intervention
Insurance   Provider   Directories MassHealth MBHP
MCPAP Central   Administration
  E-mail Addresses
Medication   Guidelines, Guides,   and Misc Mental Health   Reform in   Massachusetts
Resources for   Parent Screening,   Diagnosis, Rating   Scales, and   Assessments Screening Tools,   General Information
School-Based   Health Centers State Agencies Special Education

 

General Children’s Mental Health Resources

 

Schoolpsychiatry web site

 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

 

American Academy of Pediatrics

 

American Academy of Pediatrics Mental Health Page

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

MedlinePlus: Health Topics

 

National Institute of Mental Health

 

Reach Institute: The Action Signs Project

 

AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) Facts for Families

 

Facts for Families

 

Blog, Massachusetts Child Mental Health

 

Rosie and Me Blog

 

Bright Futures (AAP)

 

Bright Futures web site

 

Bright Futures: Promoting Mental Health

 

Children’s Mental Health in Primary Care

 

AAP web page on Children’s Mental Health in Primary Care (includes information on the 15-minute mental health webinar)

 

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Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)

 

EOHHS web page on information for providers – Children's Behavior Health Initiative (CHBI) (provider)

 

EOHHS web page on Children’s Behavioral Health Care Initiative (CBHI) (government)

 

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Clinical Practice Guidelines

 

AAP

 

Developmental Surveillance and Screening (July 2006)


Identification and Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (November 2007)


Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (November 2007)


Pediatrics in Review: Recognition of Autism Before the Age of 2 (May 2008)


Treatment of the School-Aged Child With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (October 2001 - This policy is more than five years old and is no longer considered valid by the AAP.)


AAP Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Identification, Assessment, and Initial Management (November 2007)

 

AAP Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Treatment and Ongoing Management (November 2007)

 

GLAD-PC Toolkit for Screening, Diagnosing, Treating, and Monitoring Adolescent Depression in the Primary Care Setting (2007)

 

AAP Policy Statement: Identifying and Treating Eating Disorders, Vol. III, No 1, (January 2003)

 

AACAP (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) Practice Parameters

 

Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders (February 2007)

 

Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Attention-Deficit Disorder (July 2007)


Assessment and Treatment of Children with Bipolar Disorder, Vol. 6 (January 2007)

 

Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Conduct Disorders, Vol. 36 (October 1997) and Vol. 36, October 1997 Supplement

 

Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Depressive Disorders (November 2007)

 

Summary of Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Vol. 37 (October 1998)

 

Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Oppositional Defiant Disorder 46:1 (January 2007)

 

Summary of the Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (1998)

 

Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (1998)

 

Summary of the Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Schizophrenia (2001)

 

Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Substance Abuse Disorders (2004)

 

Treatment Flowcharts

 

Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines: ADHD

 

Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines 07: Depression Under 6 Years Old

 

Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines 07: Depression Age 6 to Adolescence

 

Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines 07: Adolescence

 

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Diagnosis Specific Resources

 

ADHD

 

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Attention-Deficit Disorder (AACAP) (July 2007)


Clinical Practice Guideline: Treatment of the School-Aged Child With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AAP) (October 2001 - This policy is more than five years old and is no longer considered valid by the AAP.)


ADHD Treatment Flowchart - Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines

 

American Academy of Pediatrics/American Heart Association Medical Advisory – clarification statement regarding cardiovascular evaluation and monitoring of children and adolescents with heart disease receiving medications for ADHD

 

Anxiety

 

Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders (February 2007)


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Anxiety Disorder Resource Center

 

Autism

 

AAP Policy Statement: Identification and Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (November 2007)

 

Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (November 2007)

 

Pediatrics in Review: Recognition of Autism Before the Age of 2 (2008)

 

AAP Listing of Items for Clinical Management of ASD (November 2007)

 

AAP Table of Selected Potential Medication Options for ASD (November 2007)

 

Diana Robins M-CHAT web page 

 

AAP/National Center on Medical Home: Autism Page

 

Practice Parameter: Screening and Diagnosis of Autism: Report of the Quality Standards Subcommitte of the American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society (August 2000)

 

Auditory Integration Training and Facilitated Communication for Autism
Published: PEDIATRICS, August 1998, Reaffirmed May 2002
Author: Committee on Children with Disabilities

 

AAP Information on vaccines and autism

 

Bipolar Disorder

 

AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children with Bipolar Disorder, Vol. 6 (January 2007)

 

Depression

 

AAP Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Identification, Assessment, and Initial Management (November 2007)

 

AAP Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC): Treatment and Ongoing Management (November 2007)

 

GLAD-PC Toolkit for Screening, Diagnosing, Treating, and Monitoring Adolescent Depression in the Primary Care Setting (November 2007)

 

AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Depressive Disorders (November 2007)

 

Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines 07: Depression Under 6 years - Treatment flowchart

 

Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines 07: Depression Age 6 to Adolescence - Treatment flowchart

 

Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines 07: Adolescence - Treatment flowchart

 

Physician’s Medical Guide to Treating Depression

 

McMan’s Depression and Bipolar Report


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Depression Resource Center

 

Conduct Disorder


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Conduct Disorder Resource Center

 

Eating Disorders

 

AAP Policy Statement: Identifying and Treating Eating Disorders, Vol. III, No. 1 (January 2003)

 

AAP screening questions to identify eating disorders

 

AAP Physical Examination in Children and Adolescents With Eating Disorders - Possible Findings

 

Maudsley Parents: A site for parents of eating disordered children – Contains information about Family-Based Treatment (Maudsley Approach) including a video

 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

 

AACAP: Summary of Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Vol. 37 (October 1998)

 

AACAP Summary of Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Chidren and Adolescents  with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Vol. 37 October 1998 Supplement

 

Oppositional Defiance Disorder

 

AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Oppositional Defiant Disorder 46:1 (January 2007)


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Oppositional Defiant Disorder Resource Center

 

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

 

AACAP Summary of the Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (1998)

 

AACAP Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (1998)

 

David Baldwins’s Trauma Information Pages – This award winning site provides information for clinicians and researchers in the traumatic stress field.

 

National Child Traumatic Stress Network – This web resource contains information for parents and caregivers, as well as for professionals.


American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Disaster and Trauma Resource Center

 

Schizophrenia

 

AACAP Summary of the Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Schizophrenia (2001)

 

Substance Abuse

 

AACAP Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Substance Abuse Disorders (2004)

 

Bureau of Substance Abuse web site

 

Substance Abuse Services in Massachusetts - EOHHS web site

 

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline

 

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA): Child and Adolescent Mental Health

 

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Directories, Resource

 

MCPAP Western Massachusetts Resource Directory of Community Health Services

 

Central Directory of Early Intervention Programs.

 

Family Ties Directory of Resources for Families of Children with Special Needs

 

MedlinePlus: GoLocal Massachusetts: Your source for health services in your community

 

New England Index- http://www.disabilityinfo.org/

 

South Shore Coalition of Independent Therapists

 

Substance Abuse Services in Massachusetts - EOHHS web site

 

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline

 

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Early Intervention

 

EEOHS Early Intervention web page

 

Central Directory of Early Intervention Programs

 

DPH Brochure: Early Intervention

 

DPH Brochure: Early Intervention Specialty Services

 

AAP and the National Center on Medical Home: The Medical Home and Early Intervention Programs Brochure Adobe PDF (may take a few minutes to download)

 

Early Intervention Referral Form

 

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Insurance Provider Directories

 

Aetna

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield and Magellan


Cigna

 

Fallon

 

Harvard Pilgrim

 

Health New England

 

MBHP

 

Neigborhood Health Plan

 

Network Health

 

Tricare

 

Tufts

 

United Behavioral Health (UBH)

 

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MassHealth

 

MassHealth web site

 

Information on MassHealth Standard (This is a link to Massresources.com, a free line resource for Massachusetts residents in need of housing, food health care, and other basic services)

 

Information on MassHealth Family Assistance (This is a link to Massresources.com, a free line resource for Massachusetts residents in need of housing, food health care, and other basic services)

 

Information on MassHealth CommonHealth (This is a link to Massresources.com, a free line resource for Massachusetts residents in need of housing, food health care, and other basic services)

 

Billing, EPSDT ( Screening Tools)

 

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services and Preventive Pediatric Healthcare Screening and Diagnosis (PPHSD) Services: Billing Guidelines for MassHealth Physicians and Mid-level Providers

 

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MBHP

 

MBHP web site

 

Provider Reference Guides

 

MBHP’s online Provider Directory

 

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MCPAP central administration e-mail addresses

 

VP - John.Straus@valueoptions.com

 

Medical Director/Web site Medical Editor - Barry.sarvet@bhs.org

 

Medical Director - JGOLD1@partners.org

 

Project Manager - Martha.Page@valueoptions.com

 

Data Analyst/Web site Coordinator - Irene.Tanzman@valueoptions.com

 

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Medication Guidelines

 

Physician

 

ADHD Treatment Flowchart - Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines

 

AAP Table of Selected Potential Medication Options for ASD (November 2007)

 

Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines 07: Depression Under 6 years - Treatment flowchart

 

Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines 07: Depression Age 6 to Adolescence - Treatment flowchart

 

Florida Best Practice Medication Guidelines 07: Adolescence - Treatment flowchart

 

Physician’s Med Guide to treating depression

 

Parent

 

ADHD Medication Guide

 

Parents Med Guide for Treating Depression

 

Medications and Choices: The Perspective of Families and Youth

 

Medications and Choices: The Perspective of Families and Youth - What Parents Tell Us about Psychiatric Medications

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Mental Health Reform in Massachusetts

 

See Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)

 

Mental Health Reform in Massachusetts: Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC) and Children's Hospital Boston policy paper (November 2006)

Blog, Massachusetts Child Mental Health

 

Rosie and Me Blog

 

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Resources, Parent

      

See MCPAP Parent Education Resource web page

 

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Screening, Diagnosis, Rating Scales, Asssessments

 

Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (CBCL)

 

ADHD Rating Scale

 

ADHD Rating Scale IV

 

Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test (CAST)

 

Columbia DISC Depression Scale (Teen and Parent Version)

 

Conduct Disorder Screening

 

CRAFFT – Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble

 

Guidelines for Adolescent Preventative Services (GAPS)

 

Kutcher Adolescent Depression Scale (KADS)

 

Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) Background, M-CHAT, Scoring

 

M-CHAT Information Page, Diana Robins, PhD (Includes translations)

 

Multidimentional Anxiety Scale for Children

 

Patient Health Questionnaire-9

 

Pediatric Symptom Checklist


Screen for Child Anxiety Related Emotional Disorders (SCARED) - Parent and Child

 

AAP Screening questions to identify eating disorders

 

Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale (SCAS)

 

Swanson, Nolan, and Pelham (SNAP-IV) - www.ADHD.net

 

Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire

 

Vanderbilt ADHD Diagnostic Parent or Teacher

 

Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale - symptom checklist and scale for ages 14+

 

Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale - scale and parent report- ages 6-14

 

Young Mania Rating Scale - P-YMRS-Parent Version http://www.bpkids.org/site/PageServer?pagename=lrn_08_20_03

 

Behavioral Assessment, Functional - Multimodal Functional Behavioral Assessment

 

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Screening Tools, general information


EOHHS Training on Using Behavioral-Health Screening Tools for Children Under the Age of 21 in the Primary-Care Setting

 

Center for Public Representation - http://www.rosied.org/Default.aspx?pageId=67061

 

Developmental Screening Tool Kit for Primary Care Providers -  www.developmentalscreening.org/

 

General Screening information - www.schoolpsychiatry.org

AAP Policy Statement- Identifying Infants and Young Children with Developmental Disorders in the Medical Home: An Algorithm for Developmental Surveillance and Screening (July 2006)

 

Screening implementation worksheet from dbpeds

 

Family Psychosocial Screening and Surveillance (The Commonwealth Fund)

 

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Services and Preventive Pediatric Healthcare Screening and Diagnosis (PPHSD) Services: Billing Guidelines for MassHealth Physicians and Mid-level Providers

 

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School-based Health Centers

 

EOHHS DPH web page on School-based Health Centers

 

Massachusetts Coalition for School-based Health Centers

 

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Special Education

 

General

 

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

 

Special Education Eligibility

 

Physician’s Statement for Home/Hospital Placement

 

Advocacy

 

The Federation for Children with Special Needs

 

Federation for Children with Special Needs Basic Rights Workshops

 

State special education regulations

 

Federal Law – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) statute and regulations

 

Blank IEP form

 

DESE Program Quality and Assurance (Place a concern.)

 

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State Agencies

 

Bureau of Substance Abuse

 

Bureau of Substance Abuse web site

 

Department of Children and Families (DCF - formerly DSS)

 

DCF web site

 

Department of Developmental Services (DDS - formerly DMR)

 

DDS (formerly DMR) – web site

 

Application for DMR Eligibility

 

Department of Mental Health (DMH)

 

DMH web site

 

Collaborative Assessment Program

 

Request for DMH Child/Adolescent Services

 

Department of Public Health (DPH)

 

Department of Public Health web site

 

DPH Community Support Line

 

Department of Youth Services (DYS)

 

Department of Youth Services web site

 

DYS and advocacy

 

Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee: Just for Youth: Advocating for Youth in Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (August 2007)

 

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