It is currently estimated that 20% of children in the United States are diagnosed with a mental health condition. This presentation will provide an overview of the current systems of care within children’s mental health services in PA. Issues regarding access and school/provider collaboration will also be discussed. In addition, several specialty programs and new initiatives will also be reviewed. For example, programs such as parent child interaction therapy (PCIT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) have been developed over the last several years to better meet the specific needs of children and families. Recent litigation at the state level has also led to initiatives to redefine the scope of community behavioral health services for children on the autism spectrum. Finally, methodology and assessments utilized to track outcomes in community mental health programs at both the program-wide and individual levels will also be reviewed.
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Participants will be able to describe the process for referrals to mental health services in the state of PA
- Participants will be able to name and describe at least 4 levels within the system of care offered in PA
- Participants will be able to list at least three specialty mental health programs offered in the state of PA
- Participants will be able to list at least two standardized measures utilized to track outcomes in community mental health programs
FEE: Members – Free ($75 yearly membership payable to DCASP), Guests – $25 payable at meeting.
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NOTE: The Delaware County Association of School Psychologists is approved by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology to offer continuing education for psychologists. The Delaware County Association of School Psychologists maintains responsibility for the program(s). Certificates for three contact hours will be available.