Funder: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

March 2017 | Video

Across the country, states and communities are working to better integrate and coordinate the systems that serve children and young adults with behavioral health needs by creating comprehensive “systems of care.” This brief video explores how primary care providers who treat children for behavioral health needs can use psychiatric consultation with a child psychiatrist to discuss evidenced-based treatment options — including whether children actually need psychotropic medications.

The video, developed by the Institution for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland in partnership with the Center for Health Care Strategies, as part of the the National Training and Technical Assistance Centerwhich is providing technical assistance to state and local agencies seeking to improve children’s behavioral health care.