“Integrated Care for Children with ADHD: How to Form a Cross-Functional Care Team” [Video Replay & Podcast #411]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#411), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on July 12, 2022.

Episode Description

Rarely do primary care providers, behavioral health professionals, and school officials involved in the diagnosis and treatment of children and teens with ADHD and co-existing conditions collaborate on the care of their shared patients. Yet evidence shows that outcomes improve when they do. In an integrated care model, behavioral care managers — often trained as social workers and pediatric therapists — are embedded in primary care practices where they work with families, school teams, and medical providers to accurately diagnose children and ensure they receive the effective care and resources they need to succeed.

In this webinar, we will introduce integrated behavioral health as an effective model for the diagnosis and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD and its comorbidities. We’ll discuss why this model enables us to make early diagnoses more effectively and we’ll share the positive outcomes we have seen over the years for children and adolescents in our practice.

In this webinar, you will learn…

  • How integrated care models work
  • The benefits of an integrated behavioral health care approach to the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD
  • How parents and behavioral care managers set up systems with school officials to monitor students’ academic performance
  • How providers and behavioral health care professionals can work together to implement integrated care services in their practices

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

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Meet the Expert Speakers:

Leslie F. Graham, MSW, graduated from the University of Washington (UW) and is a licensed clinician in the state of Washington. She has spent the last decade partnering with UW and Seattle Children’s medical teams to develop a pediatric integrated behavioral health program in South King County, Washington.

Douglas Russell, M.D., is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and completed both his psychiatry residency and child psychiatry fellowship training at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Sheryl Morelli, M.D., is a pediatrician and professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Wright State University and completed her pediatric residency at Wright State University Integrated Pediatric Residency Program. Dr. Morelli currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Seattle Children’s Care Network.

Listener Testimonials

“I’m an adult-diagnosed ADHD patient who wishes this care model was in place for me when I was evaluated in 4th grade. Thank you for sharing!”

“This panel was very organized and professional.”

“If my daughters had access to this type of system early on, they’d each be struggling with far fewer psychosocial comorbidities now. Thank you for giving me the information to advocate and inform others in my various spheres of influence!”

Webinar Sponsor

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