Child & Adolescent Mental Health
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The Chapter is shedding light on the importance of mental health by striving to improve access to services, aiding in earlier detection and treatment, and positive health outcomes. We’ve formed collaborations with incredible partners to support our mission. Current mental health focused programs are listed below.
Healthy People 2030
Addressing the impact of COVID-19 on infant, child, and adolescent wellbeing and mental health.
If you missed our latest mental health webinar series, click and view the recordings below:
Anxiety in the Pediatric Patient
Understanding and Implementing Trauma Informed Care in the Pediatric Setting
Never Too Early: Promotion, Prevention, and Interventions to Support Early Childhood Mental Health
Integrating Behavioral Health Screenings for Better Health Outcomes
Georgia Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program (GMAP)
Offering Project ECHO behavioral and mental health education and consultation to pediatricians and nurses.
Opportunity to earn up to 6 CME credits
Teleconsultation advice line
Collaborative environment to network and problem solve together
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Committee
The committee on Child & Adolescent Mental Health is actively recruiting members to serve on the advisory committee. The committee is composed of Pediatricians from all over the state of Georgia and Chaired by Evan Brockman, MD, MPH and Shreeti Kapoor, MD.
The committee goals are but not limited to:
- Identifying how we can strengthen the relationships between pediatricians and behavioral health service providers in the state.
- Identifying mental health trainings needed.
- How to improve including the pediatricians place in the state’s “system of care”
- Discussing mental health issues seen in the office and how pediatricians are identifying resources and or integrating mental/behavioral health in their practice.
The committee meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at 12PM via Zoom.
Anyone interested in joining can contact the Chapter’s, Behavioral Health Coordinator, Hannah Smith at HSmith@gaaap.org.
The Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is incorporated in the state of Georgia.