Mental Health Integration

Mental Health Integration

Promotion of Positive Mental Health in Children and Youth with Developmental Disabilities by Susan Bazyk, Ph.D.

Permission to publish this article on our web was given generously by the author and the AOTA organiization

The article promotes the need for adding positive mental health interventions for special health care children who have chronic conditions in addition to more traditional interventions because the promotional and primary prevention practices are a better fit with these conditions. The Positive Psychology movement as a way to construct resiliency based skills is wecome and makes sense as well as supporting occupational practitioneers to support enviornmental strategies….more

System of Care to Address Mental Health Needs

Able-Differently presents a conceptual model for a front line resource of strengths (families, schools and medicalhomes) approach using the natural enviornment to build social emotional needs of children with chronic health care problems. A public health community model is discussed with many ideas and proposed solutions…more

Mental Health Training for Health Care Providers

Since there is a large number of Special Needs Children with mental health requirements, with primary and secondary conditions of public health proportion, who either do not get identified or treated by health providers, our society now declares this as a serious health omission. The American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry have teamed up to help primary care providers learn these skills and set up referral procedures…more

Common Mental Health Problems in Pediatric Primary Care, a helpful power point..more

Alliance to Address Mental Health in Primary Care

By building a doctor patient partnership of trust, knowlege and skill, a significant connection is bridged to improve mental health delivery…more

Mental Health Care Manual for Communication Skills

Improving collaborative outcomes using improved two way listening and talking together such as in this 15 minute mental health visit by primary care providers…more