Screening for Pediatric Behavioral Health Issues

Jackson Hole, WY US
January 19, 2018

Pediatricians are typically well positioned to detect problems in a child’s social and emotional development due to their consistent presence in a child’s life. Due to the undersupply of mental health professionals trained to treat children, pediatricians are increasingly relied upon not only to detect problems but also to provide the full spectrum of mental health services without the tools and resources to do so effectively. This presentation will discuss the importance of early identification of significant behavioral and emotional issues in pediatrics and explore strategies and resources to achieve coordinated and integrated mental health care in the pediatric care setting.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Highlight the importance of early identification of significant behavioral and emotional issues in pediatrics;
  • Explore strategies to achieve coordinated and integrated mental health care in the pediatric care setting;
  • Discuss prevention and treatment of mental health in pediatrics, including the relationships between primary care and mental health services; and,
  • Describe how the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) toolkit can help health care providers more effectively manage behavioral health issues.

Liz CoanLiz Coan, PsyD
Instructor, Developmental Pediatrics
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Colorado
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Denver, CO

About the Presenter
Dr. Liz Coan is a licensed psychologist with the Department of Developmental Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Dr. Coan received her masters and doctorate degree from the University of Denver and completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, with specialty focus in developmental delays, Autism spectrum disorder and different genetic conditions. Dr. Coan’s areas of special interest include adapting behavioral and cognitive behavioral interventions for children with developmental differences, assessment of developmental disabilities and comorbid mental health concerns, program development, teaching and parent coaching. She has prior experience as an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapist and has worked with children with developmental differences for over ten years.

Activity Planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

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Method of Participation
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Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing EducationIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

Credit Designation Statements

OptumHealth Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Provided By
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by WYhealth Program, Optum.

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Target Audience

This live presentation will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 2–3 p.m. MST as part of the Wyoming Medical Society Annual Meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. These materials are intended only for those that attended the live presentation.

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians who have an interest in pediatric behavioral health.

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Event starts: 
01/19/2018 - 4:00pm EST
Event ends: 
01/19/2018 - 5:00pm EST
Snow King Hotel
400 E. Snow King Ave.
Jackson Hole, WY 83001
United States

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA - Physicians
  • 1.00 Attendance - General Attendance
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