On May 20, 2021, the BHI Collaborative held the latest webinar in the Overcoming Obstacles BHI webinar series: "How to address the growing behavioral health concerns among children, adolescents, and families."
In this Overcoming Obstacles webinar, physician experts share how they identify behavioral health needs within their patient population and use behavioral health integration (BHI) to provide comprehensive, whole-person care to children, adolescents and families within the practice setting.
Experts provide case-study-like explanations of how they identify the need, assess practice readiness to address the need, train staff and scale care delivery for positive patient outcomes.
- Download the webinar slides (PDF)
- Resource list: How to Address the Growing Behavioral Health Concerns Among Children (DOC)
- Resource: Treating the Pediatric Population in the Collaborative Care Model (PDF)
Mark S. Borer, MD, DLFAPA, DLFAACAP
Dr. Borer is a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist as well as a general psychiatrist. He specializes in psychopharmacology, family therapy and integrated care. Dr. Boyer's private practice, Psychiatric Access for Central Delaware, P.A., is in Dover, DE.
Dr. Borer serves children in all three counties in Delaware and consults with schools, wellness centers and mental health programs, both public and private. Dr. Borer educates mental health and medical professionals on a wide variety of clinical topics, including integrating systems of care and treatment of children with complex psychiatric disorders. He is currently a child psychiatric consultant and CME lecturer for the newly established Delaware Child Psychiatry Access Program (DCPAP), promoting collaborative care through consultation with primary care practices statewide.
Tatiana Falcone, MD, MPH, FAPA, FAACAP
Tatiana Falcone, MD, MPH, FAPA, FAACAP, is a child psychiatrist at Cleveland Clinic and assistant professor of psychiatry and neurology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; currently her position is half time research, half time clinical, divided between psychiatry and neurology (epilepsy). She trained in neurophysiology and is the child psychiatrist for the pediatric epilepsy unit.
Dr. Falcone was CHIPS fellow, a Public Psychiatry Fellow and APA leadership fellow. She was recognized as teacher of the year at Cleveland Clinic in 2007 and 2010. For the last 13 years she has been founded by HRSA and NIMH to improve the care for children with chronic medical illness (epilepsy) Project COPE, Project CARE and Project IMPACTT, including implementing a family centered medical home for children with epilepsy as well as implementing routine screening for psychiatric comorbidities in the pediatric epilepsy unit and outpatient pediatric epilepsy.
Christoph Diasio, MD, FAAP
Christoph Diasio, MD, is from Birmingham, Alabama. He graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill with honors in biology and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine (Birmingham). He completed his pediatric internship and residency at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis at LeBonheur Children's Hospital/St Jude Children's Research Hospital/The Med.
Dr. Diasio earned his Board Certification in Pediatrics in October, 2021, and is board certified by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Diasio was on the American Academy of Pediatrics Vision 2020 Task Force and is co-chair of the North Carolina Pediatric Council, which seeks to smooth relationships between pediatricians and insurance companies.
Dr. Diasio was on the American Academy of Pediatrics Vision 2020 Task Force and is co-chair of the North Carolina Pediatric Council, which seeks to smooth relationships between pediatricians and insurance companies. He has professional interests in pediatric practice management and was on the executive committee of the AAP Section on Practice Management (SOAPM).
Disclaimer: The viewpoints expressed in this video are those of the participants and/or do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the AMA.
With an increased number of people reporting worsening mental health in recent years, it is imperative that people are aware of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) telephone program.
People experiencing a suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress can call, chat or text 988, and speak to trained crisis counselors. The national hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The previous National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will continue to be operational and route calls to 988 indefinitely.