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

 

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 on – Children's Behavior Health Initiative (CHBI)


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Clinical Practice Guidelines

AAP:Developmental Surveillance and Screening (July 2006)


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


AAP:Management of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (November 2007)


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


AAP:ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents, Pediatrics: October 16, 2011


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: Identification and Management of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents III, (Novmber 2010)


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Diagnosis Specific Resources

ADHD

ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Adolescents, Pediatrics: October 16, 2011


Anxiety

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Anxiety Disorder Resource Center (July 2010)


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


Bipolar Disorder

AAP Describes Pediatricians' Role in Managing Bipolar Disorders in Adolescents (November 2012)


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)


Physician’s Medical Guide to Treating Depression


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: Identification and Management of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents (November 2010)

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: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents(December 2011)


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

Identifying, Treating, and Referring Traumatized Children: The Role of Pediatric Providers, Cohen, Judith A et al, Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 2008


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


Substance Use

AAP Policy Statement: Substance Use, Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment for Pediatricians, October 2011

 

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

EOHHS Early Intervention Web Page

 

Central Directory of Early Intervention Programs

 

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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)

 

 

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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

Director Special Projects - John.Straus@valueoptions.com

 

Medical Director - Barry.sarvet@bhs.org

 

Program Administrator - 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

 

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Mental Health Reform in Massachusetts

See Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)

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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 IV

 

Columbia DISC Depression Scale (Teen and Parent Version)

 

Conduct Disorder Screening

 

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

 

Guidelines for Adolescent Preventative Services (GAPS)


M-CHAT Information Page


Patient Health Questionnaire-9

 

Pediatric Symptom Checklist


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 - parent report- ages 6-14

 

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

 

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)


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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

 

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website

 

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

 

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 (June 2012)

 

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Updated November 2012