Linkages Winter 2017: Mental and Behavioral Health Resources is a newsletter for professionals who work with children who have ongoing health conditions or disabilities.
Mental and Behavioral Health Resources
Connecting Families to Mental and Behavioral Health Services
- Getting Help for Kids with Mental Illness and I/DD – Who to contact for mental health coverage, evaluations, treatment, and support for children dually diagnosed with intellectual/developmental disabilities and mental illness.
- Options for Children with Intensive Behavior Support Needs – If a child has intensive support needs that pose a risk to health and safety, the DDA and the Regional Support Networks (RSNs) have programs that provide stabilization and support for both the child and family.
- WISe-Wraparound Services – Care planning process and support for youth on Medicaid who have complex and intensive mental health needs. (Spanish version)
Mental & Behavior Health Handouts for Parents and Caregivers
- How to Take Kids off of Medication – from Child Mind Institute
- Helping Your Child Face Fears Thru Exposure – from Anxiety BC
- Parent Guide to Selective Mutism – from Child Mind Institute
- How to Address Excessive Reassurance Seeking From Your Child – from Anxiety BC
- OCD: Facts for Families – Seattle Children’s Hospital
- How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behavior – Child Mind Institute
- Weathering the Storm: Managing Agitation in Pediatric Patients by Maureen O’Brien, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Practice Manager, Psychiatric and Behavioral Medicine Unit, Seattle Children’s Hospital. (PDF).
- Anxiety and Stress, Coping and Resilience: A Practical Guide by Chris McCurry, PhD at the Nursing, Provider and Psychiatry Grand Rounds Seattle Children’s Hospital, 2016.
- Teacher’s Guide to OCD in the classroom
- Tips for Teachers of Anxious Students (to bypass the password prompt screen, hit “cancel” then “ok”)
- Bipolar Disorder Special Needs Factsheet
- Cutting Factsheet
- Apps for Well-Being and Support for youth