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Motivational Interviewing and Effective Communication Videos

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!


Pediatric Mental Health Project

With support from the Oregon Health Authority, OPS is offering training and quality improvement opportunities to improve implementation of screening and referral processes related to pediatric mental health issues. Training sessions include recommended screening and assessment tools, scoring and interpretation of results, interventions and treatment options, referral to community-based and statewide resources, billing codes, and case scenarios.

OPS currently offers the following 2-hour training modules, led by physicians, child psychiatrists, and public health professionals:

  • Adverse Childhood Experiences, Trauma Informed Care, and Resilience

  • Depression

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Substance Abuse (SBIRT)


Contact Project Manager Kristin Dreves for more information.


Pediatric Transgender Health Webinar (on demand)

PRESENTER: OPS START ADVISOR KENNETH CARLSON, MD, FAAP

https://zoom.us/recording/share/McvduiypW7GnwqyXWemlr6tFTYat-kOLcLj7jArNIR8

  • Increase awareness of gender variance

  • Examine roles of primary care, psychiatry and other providers in care of teens with gender variance

  • Review social, medical and surgical transition

  • Bolster provider confidence in managing gender variant patients


Early Assessment and Support for Psychosis Webinar (on demand)

PRESENTER: DR. CRAIGAN USHER, OHSU CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRIST

https://zoom.us/recording/share/7iukSTiLghMguLbNbDoKK_Rlf_6AJ_0DCDY4MMJFiJewIumekTziMw

Presenter: Dr. Craigan Usher, OHSU Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Psychosis involves an alteration in one’s shared perception of the world, and can be extremely frightening. Fortunately, there is room for hope, and evidence that intervening early and supporting young people and their families can make a difference. The following topics are covered in this webinar:

  • The neuroscience of psychosis

  • Mental and medical health risks associated with psychosis

  • Awareness about who is at greatest risk for developing psychosis

  • How to access help for providers


START Hands-On Training Sessions

OPS’s START (Screening Tools and Referral 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 available for these sessions and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) - Part IV is available for quality improvement projects which are conducted post-training. Contact START for more information.

Available training topics are shown below.


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ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES/
TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE/RESILIENCE

Increase knowledge of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on lifelong health and functioning. Develop a framework to identify and address ACE’s within your practice. Identify strategies for creating a trauma-informed clinic. Learn resilience building skills for youth and families.


DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING

Improve standardized developmental screening for broad-based developmental delays and autism in your practice, aligned with CCO and PCPCH metrics. Learn specific clinic workflows and strategies to support practice change. Training includes a panel of local community referral resources.

DEPRESSION

Improve adolescent health care through implementing standardized depression screening and assessment. Learn about best practices for depression treatment, including medication management, effective therapy options, and community resources.

 
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SUICIDE PREVENTION

Learn to identify and address pediatric suicide risk using standardized screening and assessment tools designed for patients ages 10-24. Utilize best practices for at-risk patients including lethal means restriction, safety planning, referral, and structured follow-up. Training includes development and implementation of practice strategies and workflows.


SUBSTANCE ABUSE (SBIRT)

Learn how to implement standardized substance abuse screening tools in your practice. Conduct office-based brief intervention and referral when indicated. Improve techniques to address patient confidentiality and consent. Practice assessment and interventions using case examples. Increase utilization of community resources for substance abuse treatment.