Free Webinar: Is It ADHD?

Join us for a discussion about ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder) and common comorbidities that can make an accurate diagnosis challenging.

Date and time: Wednesday, October 19, 7 to 8 pm Eastern

Audience: Primary care providers, mental health clinicians, caregivers, educators, and anyone with an interest in child mental health

Where: On Zoom. You will receive the Zoom invitation after you register. 

Price: FREE!


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Anni Layne Rodgers, general manager of ADDitude magazine

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Jennifer Erickson, PhD, health psychologist and licensed professional counselor

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Rachel Petersen-Nguyen, MD, REACH faculty trainer

Moderator: Lisa Hunter Romanelli, PhD, REACH CEO

Partners: The REACH Institute, ADDitude, and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Register now for "Is It ADHD?" October 19

Addressing Trauma

The US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says that at least two-thirds of children experience a traumatic event by the time they are 16. To help primary care providers (PCPs) help their young patients who experience traumatic stress, we launched a new course last week, Addressing Trauma in Pediatric Primary Care.

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According to Brooks Keeshin, MD, one of the developers of the course, most children who undergo traumatic experiences cope well enough with appropriate support from their families. Some need just a little extra support, perhaps from their PCP or another caring professional.

A few suffer traumatic stress that seriously affects their psychological well-being and their ability to function well in school, at home, and with friends.

Addressing Trauma in Pediatric Primary Care helps PCPs discern how much help each child needs and gives them the tools to provide that help. The emphasis is on evidence-based treatments including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Dr. Keeshin outlined the basics in our most recent blog, Treating Pediatric Trauma.

We were heartened by the response to the inaugural session of Addressing Trauma in Pediatric Primary Care. If you follow us on social media, you'll be among the first to know when we offer it again!

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Upcoming Trainings

Take advantage of the learning opportunities still available in 2022! Both courses are offered virtually, so you can hone your skills from the comfort of your home or office.

Also, check out the many sessions of Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care being offered in 2023, including both in-person and virtual sessions.

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A Note from our CEO

Lisa Hunter Romanelli, PhD

CEO, The REACH Institute

The US Preventive Services Task Force just finalized its recommendation that all children aged 8 to 18 be screened for anxiety in primary care. The task force also recently issued draft guidelines recommending screening for all adults up to age 65.

Anxiety and other mental health disorders are reaching epidemic proportions, fueled by a host of causes. Screening is a vital first step, but it's only a start. Primary care providers (PCPs) are understandably reluctant to screen for disorders they are not prepared to treat.

The REACH courses Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care and Adult Behavioral Health in Primary Care bridge the gap between screening recommendations and real relief for patients who suffer from anxiety disorders. By equipping PCPs to diagnose and treat anxiety, depression, and ADHD, we are doing our part to address today's mental health crisis.

Thank you for being our partner in this vital work!

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