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Connecting Children to Behavioral Health Services

EPIC_connecting_children.jpgUntreated behavioral and developmental problems in children can have a profound impact on their health and well-being.

Nationally, only one in five children who need behavioral health services receives them, while an overwhelming majority of pediatric primary care providers in Connecticut report that their patients have difficulty obtaining behavioral health services.

The Connecticut Behavioral Health Partnership, a collaboration of the state Department of Children and Families (DCF) and the Department of Social Services (DSS), offers a single point of access for all behavioral health services for children and their parents who are insured by HUSKY A or B. This program improves access to care and provides supports for primary care providers in addressing the behavioral health needs of their pediatric patients.

In this presentation, you will learn how to use the Behavioral Health Partnership to give children and families the support they need in connecting with behavioral health services through the partnership program. The Connecting Children to Behavioral Health Services module is provided through the Educating Practices In the Community (EPIC) program. A professional trainer will visit your practice at a time that is convenient for you and provide a brief presentation to you and your entire staff on the Behavioral Health Partnership.

Presentation Objectives

  • Learn about the Behavioral Health Partnership and its various services 
  • Learn how to find the right behavioral services for your patients 
  • Learn about the behavioral health services available for children in your community

EPIC provides:

  • Referral resources 
  • CME credits
  • Lunch or snack

Learn more about EPIC or contact Maggy Morales to schedule a training session.

Maggy Morales - EPIC Coordinator