Mental Health Resources
American Academy of Pediatrics www.aap.org
Lines for Life - 800-273-8255
Providers (and parents) may call to access the Lines for Life database of community resources, in order to find specific resources available in a particular geographic area
OCCAP - Oregon Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry developed the following useful documents for providers:
OPAL-K - Oregon Psychiatric Access Line About Kids – A free mental health telephone consult line for primary care clinicians in Oregon who serve children and adolescents, 9AM to 5PM, M-F.
Minor Rights: Access and Consent to Health Care: A resource for providers, parents and educators
SBIRT Oregon - Substance Abuse Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
A toolkit designed for rural practices (but applicable to other settings) to help practices support at-risk patients. Toolkit includes guidelines for screening and assessment, workflows, firearm safety, and resources for patients and families
Pediatric Transgender Health CME Webinar (on demand)
PRESENTER: OPS START ADVISOR KENNETH CARLSON, MD, FAAP
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
The annual KIDS COUNT Data Book released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation uses 16 indicators to rank each state across four domains — health, education, economic well-being, and family and community — representing what children need most to thrive.
• 28th in economic well-being. Oregon improved faster than the U.S. as a whole in all indicators, with child poverty, families with high housing cost burdens, teens not in school and not working, and parents without secure employment all declining in 2016.
• 43rd in education. While the U.S. high school graduation rate reached an all-time high in 2016, Oregon stagnated at 48th in the nation in this indicator. About three out of five young children were not enrolled in early education programs.
• 19th in the family and community domain. Oregon was among a handful of other states showing the fastest improvements in parental education, with only 12 percent of children living in households headed by an adult without a high school diploma.
• 16th in health. Oregon has moved in rank from 35th in the nation in 2010 to tied for ninth in 2016 in the percentage of children without health insurance coverage. Oregon continued to do better than the nation as a whole in the number of babies born with a low birth weight.
View the entirety of the 2018 National Data Book here.