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This mental health resource toolkit was developed by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to help you diagnose, treat and guide your patients and their families through the challenges associated with mental illness.
Our expert pediatric psychiatrists, behavioral medicine physicians and psychologists work together to help children, adolescents and their families cope with the demands of both chronic and acute mental health conditions, including how to schedule treatments and medication schedules.
We also provide the most current assessment and treatment services, working in close partnership with you, the primary care provider, and the patient’s family to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Cincinnati Children’s Center for ADHD
AAP Guideline for Diagnosis and Treatment of ADHD (.pdf)
NICHQ ToolkitNICHQ (National Initiative for Children’s Healthcare Quality) is an independent, nonprofit organization working for more than a decade to improve children’s health. It helps organizations and professionals who share this mission (typically, healthcare professionals and delivery organizations, foundations, government agencies, and community organizations) make breakthrough improvements so children and families live healthier lives.
PHQ9 – Patient Health Questionnaire (.pdf)
PHQ9 in Spanish − Patient Health Questionnaire on Page 5 (.pdf)
Edinburgh scale for post-partum depression (.pdf)
Surviving the Teens - Suicide Prevention at Cincinnati Children’s
Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) child questionnaire (.pdf)
Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) parent questionnaire (.pdf)
Health Topic: Anxiety Disorders in Children and AdolescentsIt is normal for children and teens to develop some fears and anxieties as they grow. Over time, normal fears fade as children learn more about what to expect from their environment and relationships with others. When their fears do not fade and begin to interfere with their daily life and activities, an anxiety disorder may be present. These children should get prompt evaluation by a doctor.
JAACAP OCD (Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) (.pdf)
CY-BOCS Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (.pdf)
Y-BOC checklist (adolescent / adult) Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (.pdf)
The Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research
The CRAFFT is a behavioral health screening tool for use with children under the age of 21 and is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Substance Abuse for use with adolescents. It consists of a series of six questions developed to screen adolescents for high-risk alcohol and other drug use disorders simultaneously. It is a short, effective screening tool meant to assess whether a longer conversation about the context of use, frequency, and other risks and consequences of alcohol and other drug use is warranted. CRAFFT - ProviderCRAFFT - Self
Bright Futures – Bright Futures is a national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice.
PSC and Y-PSC – The Pediatric Symptom Checklist is a psychosocial screen designed to facilitate the recognition of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems so that appropriate interventions can be initiated as early as possible. Included here are two versions, the parent-completed version (PSC) and the youth self-report (Y-PSC). The Y-PSC can be administered to adolescents ages 11 and up.
Cincinnati Children’s Physician Services Toolkit
Guidelines for Adolescent Depression - Primary Care (GLAD-PC) – Intended for dissemination to primary care providers in the US and Canada in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Nursing and Internal Medicine. These guidelines may also be helpful to allied health professionals who care for adolescents.
When a provider calls, the staff will assess the current psychiatric need and complaint and will connect the child to an appropriate mental health provider. If you have general questions or feedback for the Division of Psychiatry, call PIRC, 513-636-4124, or email email@example.com. Learn more.
Minds Matter is now available! The tools in this link are designed to help a physician prescribe the most appropriate medication at the correct dosage for some of the common psychiatric conditions of childhood: moodiness / irritability, ADHD, and anxiety. There are protocols for initiation and titration of medication and screening tools for many mental health disorders.
MindPeace was created to help community providers connect to mental health resources. The list is updated on a regular basis. You can search for providers by zip code, insurance type, area of interest, etc. This website also maintains a list of in-school mental health providers in several school districts as well as their partnering lead agencies.
The Ohio Pediatric Psychiatry Network, or PPN, is a technologically supported system of consultation, communication, quality improvement, and direct services designed to increase access to child psychiatry consultation and triage for patient-centered medical homes, primary care, and community mental health provider organizations; and to break down barriers to integrated care through system-linking technology used by a coordinated and competent decision support network. The Ohio PPN provides timely and secure components to improve identification, triage, linkage, access and stepped collaborative care (i.e., detection, medication management, monitoring for safety and side effects, access to quality psychotherapy, and other evidence-based assessment/treatment guidelines) for Ohio youth.
The participating psychiatrists are on the staff of the following hospitals:
Providers may call 1-877-PSY-OHIO (1-877-779-6446) or submit a web request through the website for assistance from a board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist.
Patients with suspected eating disorders should be referred to Laurie Mitan, MD, in Adolescent and Transition Medicine.
For those with known eating disorders who require hospitalization, these resources should be helpful.
Children who need behavioral therapy, diagnosis and treatment of ADHD or mental disorders, or families who need family counseling may be also receive care at one of these community resources. Some of these agencies also have school-based programs.
Note: Children with Kentucky or Indiana Medicaid must seek care from providers licensed by their respective states. At this time, Kentucky and Indiana Medicaid do not reimburse services by Cincinnati Children’s psychologists and mental health therapists . If you have questions or have trouble locating a provider, call 513-636-4124 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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