Integrating pediatric primary care and child/family mental health | 31203
Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
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Integrating pediatric primary care and child/family mental health: Is there room for a play therapist?

4th International Conference on Pediatrics & Pediatric Emergency Medicine

March 29-31, 2016 Atlanta, Georgia, USA

David Schatzkamer

City University of New York, USA

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Pediat Therapeut

Abstract :

We know physical health impacts mental health and mental health impacts physical health. Yet, the health care system has historically treated mental and physical health separately. You may experience this when you visit a primary care provider with your child and then are sent elsewhere for mental health care. This fragmentation is often costly, frustrating and does not lead to the best outcomes for families. When it comes to the health and well-being of a child, it is important to understand that mental health is part of overall health. A healthy child is one with a healthy body and a healthy mind. You cannot have one without the other. Addressing the whole person by integrating care is one way to begin to address the fragmentation that often exists in our health care system. Integrated care is designed to treat mental health conditions like any other health conditions that children experience. Learn how primary care providers can meet the needs of children with mental health concerns in the pediatric care setting. This seminar will focus on steps, benefits and limitations of practicing from an integrated model.

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