Children’s Mental Health Service Webinar

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

It’s Not Your Father’s “Shrink:” New Developments in Children’s Mental Health Service Delivery

Presented by: Jodi Polaha, Associate Professor of Psychology; Stacey Williams, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Sheri Chandler, MS, Doctoral Candidate, East Tennessee State University

Old ideas about how parents might access mental health services for their children are fading and some exciting new prospects are beginning to emerge! The facilitators of this webinar have expertise in mental health service delivery and social environmental barriers to service seeking and have been funded by the National Institute of Health for their research in these areas. They will discuss current research on why parent’s don’t seek help as well as some new ideas about how to “get them in” including offering services in new settings like schools and integrated care. Building on this new information, the focus will be on exploring cutting edge ideas on service provision. Discussion will focus on how schools, parents, physicians, and mental health service providers might work together to develop provocative strategies for getting help where it’s needed and improving child outcomes.

To view this webinar, click here.