In-Person Training Modules

OPS’s training sessions are designed for pediatric primary care teams (medical providers, nurses, medical assistants, mental health providers, and administrative staff), with a goal of implementing practice change and improving child and adolescent health care throughout Oregon. Training sessions cover how to implement standardized screening and improve understanding of assessment procedures, treatment, referral, and community resources.

We use a variety of training methodologies, including didactic lecture, group discussion, role play, and video demonstration. Continuing Medical Education (CME) is offered for these sessions and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) – Part IV is available for post-training quality improvement projects.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Available training topics are shown below.

Substance Abuse (SBIRT)

Substance Abuse (SBIRT)

This educational event gives providers the guidance and tools needed to carry out standardized adolescent substance abuse screenings in their practices. Participants will gain a better understanding of ways to manage substance abuse and how to implement clinical quality improvement processes.

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention

This training helps providers identify and address pediatric suicide risk by using standardized screening and assessment tools designed for patients ages 10-24. Upon completion of the training, attendees should also have a stronger understanding of ways to manage suicide risk, including lethal means counseling, safety planning and referrals.

Trauma & Resilience

Trauma & Resilience

OPS offers two modules centered on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Informed Care. The first module (101) is meant to help participants understand the impact of ACEs on lifelong health and disease. Attendees will learn to recognize the effects of ACEs, as well how to communicate and respond in supportive, effective ways. The second module (201) is focused on provider implementation of trauma informed care practices, including strategies to build resilience and available screening tools for ACEs.

Depression

Depression

This training is meant to help attendees build capacity to implement standardized depression screening and assessment in their practices.  This includes guidance on best practices for depression treatment, including medication management, effective therapy options, and community resources.

Developmental Screening

Developmental Screening

This curriculum is designed to improve standardized developmental screening for broad-based developmental delays and autism. Training participants will gain a stronger understanding of substance abuse management and they will learn specific clinic workflows and strategies to support practice change.

On-Demand Webinars on Hot Topics in Pediatrics

These OPS-developed webinars — led by members and experts — are available for viewing. Contact [email protected] to learn more about getting free CME or joining our mailing list for our live lunch-time webinar offerings.

Firearm Safety with Rural Patients

Firearm Safety with Rural Patients

This one-hour session is led by Susan Keys, PhD, and Laura Pennavaria, MD. The content is meant to:

  • Educate providers on rural firearm culture
  • Teach providers how to communicate with patients at risk of suicide and with family members about firearm safety and safety planning
  • Build provider awareness of community resources
Webinar Recording

Early Assessment for Psychosis

Early Assessment for Psychosis

Due to strained resources and time, there is a gap in pediatric and adolescent patients being seen by behavior health specialists, including child psychiatrists. The goal of this webinar is to better train pediatric and adolescent primary care providers to recognize the signs of early psychosis and provide early intervention and referral.

This one-hour webinar, led by Craigan Usher, MD, aims to give viewers:

  • A better overall understanding of psychosis
  • The ability to recognize the risk factors for developing psychosis/schizophrenia
  • Stronger knowledge of the different phases of psychosis and how people’s needs are best addressed during each phase
  • Increased awareness of resources for patients experiencing psychosis
Webinar Recording

Pediatric Transgender Health

Pediatric Transgender Health

Ken Carlson, MD, leads this one-hour webinar. As a result of participating in this activity:

  • Learners will better understand some best practices and challenges that clinics, hospitals, school-based health centers, and community resources have in addressing gender variant patients
  • Learners will have strategies for developing or building communicating skills when interacting with gender variant patients
  • Learners will have relevant resources for working with gender variant patients.
Webinar Recording

Perinatal Depression Screening

Perinatal Depression Screening

The webinar, led by R.J. Gillespie, MD, MHPE, is designed to:

  • Emphasize the importance of screening
  • Enhance provider understanding, utilization, and implementation of standardized screening tools
  • Educate providers on proper documentation, coding, and billing of screening tools
  • Build provider awareness of local community resources for evaluation and intervention
Webinar Recording

Videos on Motivational Interviewing
and Effective Communication

As part of our initiative focused on improving HPV vaccination rates, OPS has produced three videos demonstrating motivational interviewing and effective communication tools for addressing vaccine-hesitant families. Check them out!

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