About the REACH Institute


Here's what you need to know about this 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the most effective, scientifically proven mental health care reaches all children and families.

The Problem:

Currently 1 in 5 children experience mental health issues. Only 20% of those get the help they need. Furthermore:

  • Families’ health insurance provides limited or no coverage for mental health treatment.
  • There aren’t nearly enough pediatric psychiatrists and psychologists, especially in low-income and rural areas.
  • Schools don’t know how to identify or address mental health issues.
  • Parents are often overwhelmed by the mental health system.
  • The problem is even worse in underprivileged communities.

The Solution:

Mental health issues are rampant, but access to mental health care is even more limited. That’s where The REACH Institute comes in. We have been working to improve children’s mental health since 2006. We train primary care providers, therapists, and other professionals to diagnose and treat mental health issues. More trained providers means better access to mental health care for hundreds of thousands of suffering children and teens.


Our response to the child mental health crisis is training–intensive, sustained, and effective training for pediatricians, family practitioners, nurse practitioners, child psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, school personnel, and parents. All REACH training programs begin with interactive group learning. Then, to solidify learning and support behavior change, learners participate in ongoing coaching and case-based training. Our flagship program, Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care, equips pediatric PCPs with the latest evidence-based therapies to diagnose and treat mental health disorders. Led by national leaders in child psychiatry, psychology, and pediatrics, the course teaches the most effective therapies, from psychotherapy to pharmacology.

To learn more about REACH live and online training courses, visit: https://www.thereachinstitute.org/training/

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