Behavioral Health Webinar Series

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

Upcoming Webinars

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019
  • Thursday, November 14, 2019

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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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Anti-Psychotic Use and Polypharmacy in Children (Session 5)

Featuring Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD, MPE, MBA

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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Depression and Suicide Screening (Session 6)

Featuring John Ackerman, PhD, and Nancy Cunningham, PsyD 

Objectives

At the conclusion of this event, participants will be able to: 

  1. Use, or consider for their own practice, lessons learned from the primary care field about the implementation of depression and suicide risk screening: benefits, obstacles, and opportunities 
  2. Increase their knowledge of new research updates on pediatric depression and suicidality relevant to primary care settings 
  3. Acquire feedback from BH experts to questions from the audience regarding primary care implementation of screening, triage and referral for depression and suicidality 

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Non-Medical Management of ADHD (Session 7)

Presented by: Benjamin Fields, PhD with Lynda Wolfe, PhD and Ujjwal Ramtekkar, MD 

Session Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  1.  Demonstrate familiarity with clinical guidelines for non-medical intervention for children and adolescents with ADHD, as well as a practical understanding of what that intervention entails.
  2. Demonstrate familiarity with research regarding adherence to the aforementioned clinical guidelines in primary care.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of parent education regarding evidence-based non-medical intervention for ADHD, as well as key educational points to offer parents.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of common barriers to families accessing evidence-based non-medical intervention for ADHD, as well as ways to mitigate these barriers.
  5. Participants will be provided information regarding a number of comprehensive, evidence-based (and mostly free!) educational resources to offer parents of children and adolescents with ADHD. 

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Anxiety and OCD in Clinical Practice (Session 8)

Featuring: Heather Yardley, PhD

This session is eligible for 1.0 Category 1 CME credit upon completion of the CME Evaluation Survey.

Session Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  1. Identify anxiety and OCD in patients presenting in their clinic. 
  2. Provide appropriate treatment recommendations to patients as they wait for mental health treatment. 
  3. Make appropriate mental health referrals for youth who can not manage symptoms on their own. 

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