At Nationwide Children’s Hospital, we believe in caring for the whole child - that mental health is just as important as physical health. That’s why as part of our On Our Sleeves movement, we are sharing valuable resources. We want to make sure kids everywhere have the best start in life, and to give them the voice they deserve.
Prescribing Guidelines for Behavioral Health
This document was developed by Nationwide Children’s Hospital in conjunction with Partners For Kids using evidence-informed clinical guidelines and expert opinion, where evidence is lacking. It is designed to help primary care practitioners provide timely and effective treatment for children with mental health disorders. Information on cost is provided to aid in decision-making when appropriate. This document should not be considered a substitute for sound clinical judgment, and clinicians are encouraged to seek additional information if questions arise as well as refer to or consult with specialty behavioral health if therapeutic response is inadequate.
Behavioral Health Webinar Series
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10- to 19-year-olds in the United States. While the rate of youth suicide continues to increase, how can primary care physicians help combat this major public health issue?
The Behavioral Health Webinar Series seeks to answer this important question. The webinar equips pediatricians with the knowledge and resources to support at-risk patients.
Resources for You
Our team of behavioral health experts continually shares their best practices to providers in the community.
Here is a group of resources for you to access:
- Considerations for Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care
- 8 Ways You Can Support Families in Need of Behavioral Health Services
- Difficult, But Essential Conversations: Talking With Kids About Suicide
- How Primary Care Providers Can Help Justice-Involved Youth
- The Pediatrician’s Role in Health and Hope after Trauma
- Managing Depression, Anxiety and Other Behavioral Health Issues in Primary Care
- How Primary Care Providers Can Address Suicidal Youth and Self-Harming Behaviors