resources

COVID-19 Specific Behavioral Health Resources

 

Join our weekly Zoom meeting!!

Thursdays 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Zoom Link: Meeting ID 391 131 213

ACCESS-PCP COVID Zoom 4-2020-Flier

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Talk It Out Connecticut : A toll-free phone line for parents and caregivers who need someone to listen, to understand, and to talk their feelings out.

Prevent Suicide CT: 1Word 1Voice 1Life

Talking About Mental Health Isn’t Easy : 1Word 1Voice 1Life Preventing Suicide Video

Youth Suicide: Be the One to Start the Conversation : 1Word 1Voice 1Life Preventing Suicide Video

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Explaining COVID-19 to Children

Talking To Kids About The Coronavirus – Child Mind Institute

AACAP’s Tips: Talking to Children About Coronavirus

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 – National Association School Psychologists

Coronavirus: Clear Answers For All Kids

Time to Come In, Bear: A Children’s Story About Social Distancing

Mindheart COVIDBook – a printable book for ages 2-7yo explaining the virus (translated in many languages including Spanish and Arabic)

Science Podcast for Kids – a video explanation

A Comic from NPR – Teaching Youth About Coronavirus

Kid Reporters Ask The Experts About COVID-19

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AACAP: Managing Media Related Anxiety – guidelines for managing the negative effects of watching the news

AACAP: Helping Kids Cope While Sheltering In Place

Guide From The National Association for School Psychologists – a guide for parents addressing talking to children and creating structure and predictability for daily life at home

Coping during the COVID-19 Pandemic- A Guide for Families with Children with Autism -  from Yale Child Study Center

School Closure Kit – from Connecticut Childrens

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Apps and Other Online Resources April 2020

Teens, Screens & Summer of COVID

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Grief and Loss and Social Distancing

Supporting Grieving Children and Teens During COVID-19 - article

Grief and Loss Reading List - Related books that may help children and adults dealing with grief from The Cove Center for Grieving Children

Autism Bereavement - Bereavement resources for children on the autism spectrum from autism.org

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Support for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence

CTSafeConnect.org or dial 888-774-2900 to access Connecticut’s Intimate Partner Violence hotline – CTSafeConnect is available not only to your patients, but you can also call for support to discuss a case with a trained professional.

DCF – Intimate Partner Violence/Domestic Abuse Help Sheet 

Safety Planning – one page support sheet from sanctuaryforfamilies.org

 

 

Behavioral Health Resources

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic Medication Advisory Committee (PMAC) - website

The provider who wishes to prescribe psychotropic medications to children/adolescents who are  under the care and custody of DCF must obtain informed consent from the Agency, who acts as the legal guardian for the child. The first point of contact with DCF to request this consent is with the Centralized Medication Consent Unit (CMCU). Providers may contact the CMCU to request psychotropic medication consent either by fax or email:

Toll free fax: 1-877 323-3784 (1 877 DCF-DRUG)  or Email: Getmeds.dcf@ct.gov

 

Substance Use and Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) 

Medical Marijuana and CBD December 18, 2019 AAP Webinar

Addressing Vaping and Juling in Primary Care December 11, 2018 AAP Webinar

Opiate Abuse and Overdose- These Children Belong to Us October 19, 2016 AAP Webinar

 

Screening Tools

Developmental and Behavioral Health Screening in Pediatric Primary Care -webinar

Pharmacogenomic Testing: What Should a Pediatrician Know? March 21, 2018 AAP Webinar

 

Behavioral Health Crises and Self Injury

EMPS Mobile Crisis Intervention Services August 3, 2019 AAP Webinar

13 Reasons Why… You Should Screen for Depression in Primary Care June 21, 2017 AAP Webinar

Assessment, Triage and Referral of BH Crises in Primary Care - webinar

Self-Injury and the Pediatric Patient: Office Management Strategies February 21, 2017 AAP Webinar

 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

An Autism Primer for the PCP: What to Expect, When to Refer (1 of 6 in series) - webinar

Genetics & Autism Spectrum Disorder: What PCPs Need to Know (2 of 6 in series) - webinar

Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 of 6 in series) - webinar

Evidence-based Practices and Treatments for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (part 4 or 6) March 22, 2017 AAP Webinar

Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care Challenges for Youth with Autism (part 5 of 6) April 5, 2017 AAP Webinar

Tying it All Together: Practical Guidelines for Medical Professionals Who Interact with Families and Individuals Affected by Autism (part 6 of 6) May 31, 2017 AAP Webinar

 

Anxiety

Coping with the (Not So) New Reality of School Shootings: Helping Children and Parents with Anxiety September 26, 2018 AAP Webinar

Anxiety First Aid – Office Based Strategies for Children and Parents - webinar

Anxiety Disorders and School Avoidance - webinar

 

Trauma

Identifying and Addressing Adverse Childhood Events and Trauma Related Symptoms in Primary Care December 13, 2016 AAP Webinar

 

Aggressive Behavior and Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Children

Aggressive Behavior and ODD in Children 6-2020

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How to get your child to want to be good

 

Grief and Loss

The Bereaved Child & Family: Providing Support and Fostering Resiliency December 14, 2017 AAP Webinar

 

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Achieve Solutions is an internet library of behavioral health information for providers and families. Using the explore info section on Achieve Solutions home page, you can access information related to a particular mental health concern, get help with life events, and access services.

Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) is a mobile intervention service for children and adolescents experiencing mental health crisis.

2-1-1 Connecticut Infoline – is offered through the United Way and provides 24hour assistance with food, housing, child care, crisis information and more. Emergency Mobile Crisis can be accessed immediately by dialing 2-1-1.

Additional valuable links:

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Program Progress Reports

ACCESS MH Q1&Q2 SFY’20 Semi-Annual Report FINAL 2.25.20

ACCESS MH CT SFY2019 Annual Report Final 8.26.2019

ACCESS MH Q1&Q2 SFY’19 Semi-Annual Report FINAL

ACCESS Mental Health CT SFY2018 Annual Report FINAL 8.29.18 (2)

ACCESS MH Q1&Q2 SFY’18 Semi-Annual Progress Report FINAL

ACCESS MH SFY’17 Annual Progress Report FINAL 8.29.17

ACCESS MH Q3 SFY’17 Progress Report FINAL 6.13.17

ACCESS MH Q2 FY’17 Progress Report FINAL 3.1.17

ACCESS Q1 FY’17 Final Progress Report 11.29.16

ACCESS-FY’16-Annual-Report-FINAL-8-29-16

ACCESS Q3 FY’16 Final Progress Report 5.31.16

ACCESS Q2 FY’16 Final Progress Report 2.29.16

ACCESS Mental Health CT Q1 FY’16 Quarterly Report Final 11.30.15

ACCESS MH CT Annual Report June 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 Final.

January 19 2015 Progress Summary Final ACCESS MH

October 20 2014 Progress Summary Final ACCESS MH

 

 

Program Model Webinars

ACCESS Mental Health CT: Meet The Hub Teams

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12pm – 1pm CT-AAP

ACCESS Mental Health: What Is It All About?

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12pm – 1pm CT-AAP

 

Media:

“Post-Newtown program helps children get mental health care” CT Mirror November 2015

“Addressing the Shortage of Child Psychiatrists: It Doesn’t take Rocket Science, Phone Call Support Will Do It!” Beacon Lens, Dr. Sherrie Sharp

 

Endorsement:

CT-AAP and CCCAP Letter to Governor November 2015

BHPOC Letter to Governor November 2015

Oversight of the ACCESS Mental Health program is provided by the Central Administrative team at Beacon Health Options.  Any questions regarding the statewide program can be directed to: Elizabeth Garrigan, LPC ~  Statewide Program Director, ACCESS Mental Health CT ~  Beacon Health Options ~  500 Enterprise Drive, Suite 3D ~  Rocky Hill, CT 06067 ~  860-263-2095 ~  elizabeth.garrigan@beaconhealthoptions.com

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