General Mental Health Resources


Care and Treatment Resources

Toolkit: Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Primary Care: A Clinicians Toolkit
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010
This toolkit brings together a myriad of ready-to-use resources and tools, including screening and assessment instruments, quick-reference care management advice, step-by-step care plans, time-saving documentation and referral tools, coding aids, billing and payment tips, parent handouts, and  community resource guides. The full toolkit is available for purchase, while some materials are available for public use to enhance pediatric mental health at both the community level and in individual pediatric practices.
Toolkit: Healthy Living Toolkit for Professionals
Kelty Mental Health, 2011
This toolkit provides information and resources for health professionals to discuss healthy living specific to child and youth mental health. The toolkit contains information on the unique obstacles children and youth with mental health challenges may face to healthy living, assessment tools, and handouts.
Video: The Developing Brain: What it Means for Treating Adolescents
National Institutes of Health, 2012
This video is a recording of an expert panel of children’s mental health researchers. Panelists will discuss neuroscience research findings related to: teen brain development, cognition and emotional and behavioral growth, and treatment for teens.
Toolkit: Child and Youth Mental Health Toolkits
Collaborative Mental Health Care, 2015
The toolkits will increase healthcare providers’ awareness and understanding of the epidemiology, symptoms and identification of some common mental health conditions as well as provide examples of some recommended treatments. You can find toolkits for a variety of mental health disorders including ADHD, Behavior Problems, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Psychosis, and Autism.

Toolkit: Growing Together Toolkit
 British Columbia Council for Families, 2015
This resource is for community service providers who support mothers and their young children and families. The Toolkit presents strategies to build healthy relationships and focuses on mothers who are dealing with depression, anxiety, substance use, trauma or other challenging life circumstances.  
Care and Treatment Resources
Factsheet: Generic or Common Factors Interventions: HELP
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2010
This resource helps clinicians to employ effective family-centered techniques known as common factors, so-called because they are common factors in a number of evidence-based interventions to address parents ‘ distress and children’s symptoms of mental health problems.
Videos: The Future of Pediatrics, Embracing Mental Health Care
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011
These videos and PowerPoint slides raise the awareness about the mental health needs of children and youth, educate attendees on innovative best practice models for addressing mental health concerns, and improve the skills of clinicians by providing practical tools for clinical care
Factsheet: Youth Voice Tip Sheet: Communications Between Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Youth
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2012
This Tip Sheet was developed to provide guidance for how child and adolescent psychiatrists can more effectively communicate and partner with young people.
Report: Trends in Insurance Coverage and Treatment Utilization by Young Adults
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2013
This short report highlights the trends in mental health and substance use treatment service use by young adults 19–26 years old before and after the dependent care coverage extension. It examines trends in coverage and utilization and gives insight into the impact of the ACA’s dependent care coverage expansion
Report: Evidence-Based Child and Adolescent Psychosocial Interventions
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015
This report is intended to guide practitioners, educators, youth, and families in developing appropriate plans using psychosocial interventions.

Curriculum: Residency Curriculum
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2015 
The AAP Mental Health Leadership Work Group has developed a set of teaching materials on brief interventions and managing mild to moderate anxiety to support continuity clinic preceptors in training residents to address mental health issues in their patients.
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