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 Transgender Health Webinar (on demand)


  • 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

Mental Health Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics

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.

Mental health patient care guides

Oregon Health Authority

Adolescent Well Care Visits Guidance Document

Minor Rights: Access and Consent to Health Care: A resource for providers, parents and educators

Parent or Caregiver Confidentiality Handout

Teen Patient Handout

SBIRT Oregon - Substance Abuse Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)

Suicide Prevention in Primary Care Settings

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

Early Assessment and Support for Psychosis Webinar (on demand)

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

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

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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.

Oregon ranks:

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.