PRESENTING: Integration of Mental Health in the Pediatric Practice


Sat, 05/19/2018    
7:30 am-3:00 pm


Virginia Treatment Center For Children VTCC
1308 Sherwood Ave , Richmond, VA, 23222

Event Type

Audience: Pediatric Physicians

No cost

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Meeting the Challenge: The Integration of Mental Health in the Pediatric Primary Care Practice

This event will include many modules and opportunities for CEs for pediatricians across Virginia. The event is from 8am-3pm, Sat, May 19, 2018.

For my part, I will be telling my story and introducing the importance of suicide screening with the ASQ screening tool. Anne Moss will co-present with Dr. Lisa Horowitz from the National Institute of Mental Health and a world renowned researcher and architect of the ASQ 4-question screening tool. This event will be at the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children.

10-11am -Suicide awareness and ASQ Screening Tool

“[Suicide] It’s such a critical public-health crisis right now,” said Lisa Horowitz, a staff scientist and pediatric psychologist at the National Institute of Mental Health, which is attempting to boost suicide prevention in part by improving screening at emergency departments and pediatrician offices.


The event will be at the new VTCC, Virginia Treatment Center for Children.

The new VTCC facility is the Brook Road campus of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, with an entrance off of Sherwood Avenue. This site would provide families with easy access to both inpatient and outpatient services. Placing VTCC on the same campus with other CHoR services is consistent with our philosophy of delivering integrated care for the whole child.


7:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8 Keynote: Broken Bones, Broken Spirits, Robin Foster, MD and Bela Sood, MD
9:45 Break
10 ASQ Suicide Screening: Are we asking the right questions?- Anne Moss Rogers
11 What’s New in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism
Jennifer Accardo, MD and Neil Sonenklar, MD
12 Lunch and Tour
1:15 An Introduction to Gender Dysphoria-Susan Jones, MD and Melinda Penn, MD
2:30 “Computer Love”: Teen Dating Violence in a Digital World -Stephanie Crewe, MD
3 Adjourn


The target audience for this conference includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses and others who provide primary care to children and adolescents, as well as psychologists, behavioral counselors, social workers and others who provide mental health services to children and adolescents.

Course Description

The focus of the day is mental and behavioral health and those at risk who present in the pediatric primary care provider setting. Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and utilize screening tools to identify toxic stress and risk factors for emerging clinical problems.
  • Identify principles and practices for the “trauma informed” primary care provider setting
  • Explore emerging non-pharmacologic treatments and future directions in the care of children and adolescents with emotional, and behavioral problems.

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AnneMoss Rogers

AnneMoss Rogers is a mental health and suicide education expert, mental health speaker, suicide prevention trainer and consultant. She is author of the Book, Diary of a Broken Mind and co-author of Emotionally Naked: A Teacher's Guide to Preventing Suicide and Recognizing Students at Risk with Kim O'Brien PhD, LICSW. She raised two boys, Richard and Charles, and lost her younger son, Charles to addiction and suicide on June 5, 2015. She is a motivational speaker who empowers by educating and provides life saving strategies and emotionally healthy coping skills. As talented and funny as Charles was, letting other people know they matter was his greatest gift. And now that's the legacy she carries forward in her son's memory. Mental Health Speakers Website.

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