Children's Hospital Colorado

Pediatric Mental Health Resources for Healthcare Professionals

Dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of children and adolescents by expanding the reach of evidence-based, family-focused mental health care.

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.

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Mental health care during the pandemic

Learn strategies for meeting families’ mental health needs during this time.

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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, iTunes and Google Play.

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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