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Patient-centered mental health in pediatric primary care (PPP) program in West Palm Beach

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The REACH Institute announces its first live mental health training since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Surgeon General, 1 child in 5 experiences significant problems due to a psychiatric disorder. The good news is that The REACH Institute can help many, if not most, of these youngsters. The real tragedy is that so few, less than 1 in 3, are receiving the comprehensive treatment they really need. Children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems, deserve access to the best possible mental health care. Unfortunately, such services are often difficult to obtain. Parents, however, can advocate for their children’s needs, and health care practitioners, such as pediatricians, can further the cause by offering their services, through training for children and adolescent with mental health care issues.

REACH’s flagship Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care (PPP) Program will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida, March 17- to 19th. This dynamic, interactive 3-day course is led by world class pediatricians, developmental-behavioral pediatricians, clinical nurse specialists, and child/adolescent psychiatrists. PCPs who want to increase their skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating common mental health issues like ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other behavioral health issues are encouraged to register for this course.

Primary care is one of the most affordable and accessible ways for families to get common mental health issues diagnosed & treated. Yet, many providers feel they aren't adequately prepared. REACH’s PPP training program provides PCPs with custom-designed guides, assessment instruments, dosing and side effect charts, medication comparison tables, and other valuable tools they can begin using in their offices immediately. By providing mental health training for primary care providers, The REACH Institute increases the nation’s capacity to help children with mental health disorders.

To learn more about this training course in West Palm Beach, upcoming virtual training options and to register, visit: https://thereachinstitute.org/training/#patient-centered-mental-health-in-pediatric-primary-care-ppp

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