Pediatric Mental Health Resources for Healthcare Professionals
At Children's Hospital Colorado, we're committed to helping all healthcare professionals improve the quality of life for children with mental and behavioral health conditions. Get the latest in pediatric mental health information to better your practice, improve the lives of your patients and learn about developments within our mental health programs.
Youth Mental Health Toolkit
This pediatric mental health toolkit is made up of five primary "actions" that you can facilitate in succession, or could be implemented independently. We often refer to the activities as "actions" to emphasize that we are empowering youth to learn to advocate and create change, not just guide them through a classroom-type activity.
Download the toolkit
Research and innovation
Our mental health researchers are currently conducting more than 30 studies that deepen our understanding of the genetic and experiential underpinnings of mental health and mental illness. This impacts how families, therapists, nurses, physicians, teachers and other community members can make a difference in the lives of our children.
Read more about our research efforts
Charting Pediatrics is a weekly podcast for pediatric healthcare providers. In this series, specialists from Children's Hospital Colorado examine the latest treatments for the most common complaints in pediatric medicine. Listen and subscribe on Spotify, iTunes, Google Podcasts and Google Play.
School Anxiety and School Refusal in Kids
Jessica Malmberg, MD, Clinical Director of Outpatient Services at the Pediatric Mental Health Institute, talks through a common behavioral issue of school-aged children – school refusal – and provides insights, advice and tools to help prevent, manage and understand this behavior.
Teen Suicide: Risk Factors, Screening and Prevention
In this episode, we discuss teen suicide with Jenna Glover, PhD, MS, Director of Clinical Psychology Training in our Pediatric Mental Health Institute.
ADHD Medication Management
In this episode, we discuss attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) medication management with Marissa Schiel, MD, Medical Director of our Outpatient Psychiatry Program.
Pediatric mental health news
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
March 27, 2019
The primary objective of this study was to describe analgesia administration between neurotypical (NT) individuals and those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosed with appendicitis or long bone fractures in the emergency department (ED).
Journal of Adolescent Health
February 27, 2019
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a chronic and life-threatening eating disorder that can have a considerable negative impact on the growing skeleton. We hypothesized that the long-term impact on bone health may persist even after normalization of body weight.
January 7, 2019
This research focused on if children of parents with alcohol use disorder has eclipsed the potentially wider-reaching detrimental effects of subclinical parental drinking, both alone and in combination with other parental risk factors.