The Summer Edition of your Project TEACH newsletter is here!
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New Project TEACH Mental Health Downloadable Resources and Videos
Project TEACH and New York State American Academy of Pediatrics Monthly Newsletters
Written by Project TEACH Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists in partnership with the New York State American Academy of Pediatrics (NYS/AAP), the newsletters provide information about important clinical topics identified by NYS pediatric primary care providers. Click the links below to read the most recent newsletters.
Dr. Nancy Rappaport, a seasoned child psychiatrist and associate professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, provides a framework for intervention with traumatized children and their caregivers. As the author of the influential book The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, she will share the FAIR plan method of understanding and improving behavior in a challenging student.
Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
Describe why traditional behavior plans of reward and consequences often do not work for students with challenging behavior and list the elements of a FAIR behavior plan.
Describe trauma’s impact on behavior and strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive environment and the importance of relationship building.
List the components of a comprehensive safety assessment, key warning signs and questions to ask following a threat.
Explain the importance of building resiliency for provider and patients and list ways that can help us continue to learn as clinicians.
Takeaways from Second Annual Forum on Innovative Practices in Prevention Science
The Project TEACH Second Annual Forum on Innovative Practices in Prevention Science was held on May 4, 2019, in New York City.
Evidence shows that preventive interventions can have profound, measurable, and long-lasting effects on the health outcomes of children and youth, including behavioral health outcomes. The goal for the Second Annual Forum was to discuss best practices for the practical implementation of early identification and treatment of psychosocial concerns in the pediatric primary care setting for the zero to five age range.
Below are some high-level takeaways from the Second Annual Forum:
Capacity building is required to address the needs of pediatric primary care providers working with the birth to age five population in primary care and outpatient mental health clinics. In the outpatient mental health clinics, psychiatrists do not necessarily have expertise around the birth to age five population, and would benefit from support around diagnostic clarification, medication issues, and behavioral management.
Technology opens the door to reach parents through innovative applications, and there is a need to explore ways to expand on this opportunity.
Project TEACH has the capacity to support pediatric primary care providers with the assessment and monitoring of behavioral health concerns for children zero to five years of age, and postpartum women with maternal depression and related anxiety and mood disorders.