Behavioral Health Webinar Series

The Behavioral Health Webinar Series equips pediatricians with the knowledge and resources to support at-risk patients.

Upcoming Topics

Wednesday, Nov. 14: Anti-psychotic use and polypharmacy in children 

Noon to 1 p.m. 
Presented by: Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBA 

Join by Phone: Call 614-355-5333, Conference ID: 5138466 
Join by Skype: https://meet.nationwidechildrens.org/megan.mashhadian/84M3T5M3?sl=1 
This session is eligible for 1.0 Category 1 CME credit upon completion of the CME Evaluation Survey 

 Objectives:

  • Define and recognize polypharmacy in behavioral health management of children and adolescents.
  • Discuss common reasons and risk factors leading to polypharmacy of psychotropic medications.
  • Review FDA approved antipsychotic medications and their indications for use in youth.
  • Review monitoring guidelines for antipsychotic medications in children and adolescents.
  • Discuss strategies for simplification of medication regimens using case examples. 

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Access Past Webinars

Screening for Suicide in Pediatric Primary Care Settings (Session 1)

Featuring John Ackerman, PhD, Center for Suicide Prevention and Research Nationwide Children’s Hospital; and Jeff Bridge, PhD, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s

You will learn to:

  • Recognize prevalence, risk factors, and warning signs of youth suicidal behavior
  • Specify rationale for suicide-specific screening in pediatric primary care settings; and discuss barriers and opportunities.
  • Summarize the ASQ, a brief and effective suicide-screening tool that has been validated for use in a range of medical settings with youth.
  • Identify practical recommendations for implementation.

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Responding to a Positive Suicide Screen in Pediatric Primary Care Settings (Session 2)

Featuring John Ackerman, PhD, Center for Suicide Prevention and Research Nationwide Children’s Hospital; and Jeff Bridge, PhD, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s

You will learn how to:

  • Administer the Ask Suicide-Screening Questions (ASQ) tool in the primary care setting
  • Successfully score the ASQ tool
  • Respond to a positive screen
  • Manage the follow-up care of high-risk patients

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Behavioral Strategies Primary Care Physicians Can Offer Families to Improve Sleep in Youths Ages Six Months to 18 Years (Session 3)

Featuring Jack Stevens, PhD, Psychologist, Nationwide Children’s Hospital Associate Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University

You will learn to:

  • Identify evidence-based behavioral strategies to improve sleep for children and adolescents
  • Evaluate which families are likely appropriate for these behavioral strategies
  • Develop specific responses to address family concerns about these strategies

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Behavioral Concerns; Helping Parents Manage Significant Disruptive Behaviors (Session 4)
  • Featuring Dr. Cody Hostutler
  • This session will provide information on disruptive behaviors in children and strategies that can be implemented effectively in a primary care office to address these concerns.
  • This session is eligible for 1.0 Category 1 CME credit upon completion of the CME Evaluation Survey.

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