Together we helped children thrive!

The REACH Institute is grateful for the support of our many donors, alumni, faculty members, and friends. Together, we help children thrive!

REACH training for pediatric and family primary care providers (PCPs), mental health professionals, and other clinicians improves access to mental health care.

Even before the pandemic, depression, anxiety, and other conditions were on the rise among children and teens. The pandemic-induced tsunami of mental illness, affecting both children and adults, has not abated. As the need has risen, the availability of mental health services has not kept pace.

REACH-trained clinicians step into the breach. Here's how you and REACH together made that possible in 2022.

Clinicians trained

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Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care: 704 pediatric PCPs

CBT for Anxiety in Pediatric Primary Care: 96 pediatric PCPs

CBT for Anxiety and Depression (part of Child/Adolescent Training in Evidence-Based Psychotherapies): 12 mental health professionals

Adult Behavioral Health in Primary Care: 27 family and adult PCPs

Working with Challenging Patients and Families: 19 PCPs and mental health clinicians

Faculty members engaged: 58

New course piloted

For many children who present with mental health conditions, exposure to trauma underlies their suffering. To help PCPs treat the root cause of their conditions, we launched our new course Addressing Trauma in Pediatric Primary Care.

Scholarships awarded

REACH Scholarships awarded to PCPs practicing in low-income communities: 20

NEW! Scholarships for mental health clinicians to attend Child/Adolescent Training in Evidence-Based Psychotherapies: 12

NEW! Scholarships funded by a generous donor for greater Atlanta area PCPs: 200

Quynh Nguyen, DO, is one of 25 2022 REACH Scholarship recipients.

Institutional training award launched

To reach more PCPs serving low-income populations, we instituted the Pediatric Mental Health Training Award for nonprofit organizations and federally qualified health centers serving low-income communities.

The first winner of the Pediatric Mental Health Training Award is El Rio Health in Tucson, AZ. Fifty El Rio PCPs will attend our course Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care free of charge in March.

This new training award is just one of the ways we leverage your support to empower clinicians serving low-income neighborhoods to provide evidence-based mental health care.

Licensing arrangements in process

REACH staff and faculty have been working with two major health systems to become licensed sites for our course Patient-Centered Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care:

  • Cook Children's Health Care System in Fort Worth, TX
  • Yale New Haven Health System in New Haven, CT

Clinicians at licensed sites go through a rigorous process to learn the REACH training model. Once a site is licensed, it can train its own pediatric PCPs to provide evidence-based mental health care.

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