Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Mental health is just as important as physical health to a child's well-being.

Pediatric Providers

Pediatric Providers can access online training modules entitled:

These online training modules offer CME credit to those pediatric providers who take a pre and a post-test. Providers may also sign up for a Maintenance of Certification project, available through Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. In addition, pediatric providers located in Connecticut can request a free training in their offices from our Educating Practices In the Community (EPIC) project. Please click here to send an email to request a training. To learn more about other EPIC training opportunities, please click here.

 IMPORTANT RESOURCE FOR PEDIATRIC PROVIDERSACCESS Mental Health CT is a program that offers free, timely consultative services for PCPs seeking assistance in providing behavioral health care to children and adolescents under the age of 19 years, irrespective of insurance.

Call: ACCESS Mental Health Central Administration 860-707-1049

 

This section was funded by a grant from the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood (OEC) through the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF).

April is World Autism Month

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a general term for disorders of brain development characterized by a range of symptoms. ASD is characterized by many different symptoms, the most common being difficulties with social interaction, difficulties with verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. The degrees to which a child on the spectrum will experience each difficulty can vary greatly. There are no medical tests to diagnose Autism. Instead, physicians and psychologists administer behavioral evaluations. Treatments can include both behavioral treatments and medicines, with professional teams working closely with the child and their family. Recognizing the early signs of Autism can lead to earlier intervention, resulting in better outcomes. To access resources related to Autism, please click here. You can also visit www.kidsmentalhealthinfo.com and search for “Autism” in our resources database.