Audience: Pediatric Physicians
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
- Beacon Tree President, Anne Moss Rogers tells her story and support for why and how this tool saves lives
- Dr. Lisa Horowitz from the National Institute of Mental Health presents the results of a pediatric practice that has utilized this tool to save young lives
- More information on the ASQ tool
- Youth Suicidal Behavior Is on the Rise, Especially Among Girls- Wall Street Journal Article –Suicide was the second-leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-olds in 2016, up from third place in earlier years, according to the CDC
“[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
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
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.
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.