Category: Mental Health

  • Making Dollars Follow Sense: Financing Early Childhood Mental Health Services to Promote Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children

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    http://nccp.org/publications/pdf/text_483.pdf

  • Screening for Perinatal Depression – Informational Notice

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    This informational notice from IL DPA to practitioners outlines screening protocols for perinatal depression and provides information on DPA’s initiation of reimbursement for screening for perinatal depression and information about consultation services available to providers.

  • Emotional-Behavioral Screening by Primary Care Practitioner: Attitudes, Practices, and Barriers

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    Katherine Murray, Andrew Barnes, Marjorie Ireland, et al. (Minnesota ABCD Project, 2006). This study assesses the specific techniques and instruments primary care pediatricians and family practitioners use to detect emotional and behavioral problems and describes their beliefs about the prevalence of these problems and barriers to universal screening. (From Abstract.)

  • Recommendations to implement the Iowa Medicaid standards for identification of young children with developmental or social-emotional problems

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    Iowa’s ABCD II Healthy Mental Development Initiative. (2006). This draft document (for review by providers) is a set of recommendations for protocols and tools to help providers implement standards of care that will appropriately identify developmental and social-emotional concerns in children from birth through 3 years who participate in Medicaid.

  • Enhancing Utah’s Capacity to Support Children’s Healthy Mental Development

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    (Lori Smith; Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Department of Health, 2007) This report summarizes findings related to system capacity in Utah. Completed yearly, this assessment consists of a survey tool designed to review and determine the number of professionals qualified to provide services to infants and toddlers from birth to age three.

  • Physicians’ attention to parents’ concerns about the psychosocial functioning of their children

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    Beth Wildman, Ali Kizilbush, William Smucker. Arch Fam Med 1999;8(5):440. This report examines whether parental disclosure of concerns was a better predictor for physician identification of child psychosocial problems than was the presence of child behavior problems. (From overview)

  • Improving the Delivery of Health Care that Supports Children’s Healthy Mental Development: Update on Accomplishments and Lessons from a Five-State Consortium

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    Neva Kaye and Jill Rosenthal (Portland, Maine: NASHP, February 2008). Summary of the accomplishments and lessons learned from the ABCD II states in the areas of identification, referral, and receipt of follow-up services for children with developmental delays.

  • Addressing Social-Emotional Development and Infant Mental Health in Early Childhood Systems

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    Paula Zeanah, et al. (Baltimore, MD: National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy, January 2005). Policy analysis with recommendations on integrating infant mental health and social-emotional screening and intervention into early childhood programs. Funded under ECCS.

  • Linking Children to Services: Building on Community Assets to Pilot Test Improvement Strategies

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    Carrie Hanlon (Portland, Maine: NASHP, December 2010). This issue brief describes: 1) how the five ABCD III states are building on existing local partnerships and assets to organize community pilots, and 2) preliminary lessons that have emerged from these states, including new federal opportunities to bolster community partnerships that will improve service linkages for children.

  • Improving Care Coordination and Service Linkages to Support Healthy Child Development: Early Lessons and Recommendations From a Five-State Consortium

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    Carrie Hanlon and Jill Rosenthal (Portland, Maine: NASHP, June 2011). Issue brief presenting strategies for improving care coordination between primary care and Early Intervention and other systems that support healthy child development, from the five ABCD III states. The states’ early experiences piloting communication tools, facilitating data sharing, implementing quality improvement processes, and involving families are relevant for efforts to engage multi-sector stakeholders to improve state policy, primary care practice, and population health.