Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Mental Health Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Addressing the unique needs of every child so they can be their unique selves.

At Children's Hospital Colorado, we're committed to helping all healthcare professionals improve the quality of life for children with mental and behavioral health conditions. Get the latest in pediatric mental health information to better your practice, improve the lives of your patients and learn about developments within our mental health programs.

It all starts with a Q:

For the latest cutting-edge research and innovative collaborations in pediatric mental health, read more in Q: Advances and Answers in Pediatric Health.

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Youth mental health toolkit

This pediatric mental health toolkit is made up of five primary "actions" that you can facilitate in succession, or could be implemented independently. We often refer to the activities as "actions" to emphasize that we are empowering youth to learn to advocate and create change, not just guide them through a classroom-type activity.

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Professional resources

Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, specialists from Children's Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify and iTunes.

Pediatric Mental Health: Working with the Whole Family

Pediatric experts discuss the benefits of a family-based therapeutic approach for addressing mental health issues.

Eating disorders pre- and post-COVID

A discussion of treating eating disorders and the uptick in eating disorder presentations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stress management in kids

Listen to pediatric experts discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted mental health in kids and how providers can incorporate mental health strategies into their practice.

Adolescent Substance Abuse

In this episode we discuss the epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, course, assessment and diagnosis of substance use and substance use disorder in adolescents.

Depression Management and Medication in Pediatrics

In today’s episode, Jenna Glover, PhD, talks through practical approaches to depression screening, anticipatory guidance and medication management.

ADHD Medication Management

In this episode, we discuss attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) medication management with Marissa Schiel, MD, Medical Director of our Outpatient Psychiatry Program.

Primary care mental health resources

Learn more about identifying and addressing common mental health concerns in your patients, provided in articles written by Children's Hospital Colorado pediatric mental health experts.

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Pediatric mental health training

We not only care for children's mental health today, but help train the next generation of pediatric mental health providers to care for kids for years to come.

Learn about our pediatric psychology internships

Learn about our pediatric psychology externships and fellowships

Our experts have created a mental health provider video series to share their experience, knowledge and research with providers across the country and beyond. They discuss specific conditions, new research findings, diagnostic and treatment techniques and more.

Disruptive Mood: New Inroads to Treatment

Joel Stoddard, MD, discusses the diagnosis and treatment of disruptive mood disorder in children, including how children with disruptive mood interpret cues, select responses and choose behaviors.

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