Collaborative Care Initiative: A Partnership between Pediatrics and Psychiatry

What is the Collaborative Care Initiative?

The mission of the Collaborative Care Initiative (CCI) is to improve identification and treatment of child and adolescent mental health problems through a collaborative model of mental health between pediatricians, pediatric psychologists, and child and adolescent psychiatrists.
Since 2012, the CCI has established a network of primary care providers and child and adolescent mental health providers to improve access to child mental health care. The CCI offers advanced child mental health clinical training and outpatient psychiatric consultation to pediatric providers. The CCI is generously funded by a $1.25 million endowment from the JSOCI through The Partnership, the Baptist Foundation, and the Hall-Halliburton Foundation.

CCI Team

The Collaborative Care Initiative: A Partnership between Pediatrics and Psychiatry

 

 

 

 

Primary Care Partners, MPH
More than 100 pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants from 20+ pediatric and family medicine practices in Northeast Florida are involved in the CCI.

CCI Clinical Training and Resources

The mission of the CCI is to advance a collaborative model of mental health care between pediatric primary care and psychiatry; and to improve early identification and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents in primary care.

CCI Clinical Training and Resources

The CCI provides specialized clinical training and resources for pediatric primary care providers to identify and manage common emotional and behavioral problems including: Anxiety Anxiety disorders in school-age children (6 years – 12 years) and adolescents (13 years and older)

Anxiety Training for Primary Care Providers

Depression Depression and suicide risk assessment in adolescents (12 years and older) Emotional and Behavioral Problems Emotional and behavioral problems in early childhood (18 months - 60 months)

CCI Consultation Clinic

The CCI psychiatrist is available for face-to-face outpatient child and adolescent psychiatric consultation to pediatric primary care providers who have participated in CCI clinical training. The goal of this consultation is to provide an initial assessment and limited follow-up with transition back to the pediatric provider who now has the resources and skills to manage mild to moderate emotional and behavioral problems.

CCI Publications and Research

Resources

Video Abstract for "The Brief Early Childhood Screening Assessment: Preliminary Validity in Pediatric Primary Care"

This video is a brief summary of the study, "The Brief Early Childhood Screening Assessment: Preliminary Validity in Pediatric Primary Care". It describes the importance of early identification of behavioral and emotional problems in young children, and highlights the development and validation of the Brief ECSA which is a screening instrument used to identify these problems.

Research

The CCI team studies the impact of our programs on screening and treating emotional and behavioral problems through our pediatric primary care research network. Our recent studies include:

Fallucco EM, Wysocki T, James L, Kozikowski C, Williams A, & Gleason MM. (2017). The brief early childhood screening assessment: preliminary validity in pediatric primary care. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, in press.

Fallucco EM, Blackmore E, Bejarano CM, Wysocki T, Kozikowski CB, & Gleason MM. (2016). Feasibility of screening for preschool behavioral and emotional problems in primary acre using the early childhood screening assessment. Clinical Pediatrics, 56(1): 37– 45.

Fallucco EM, Blackmore ER, Bejarano CM, Kozikowksi CB, Cuffe S, Landy R, & Glowinski A. (2016). Collaborative care: a pilot study of a child psychiatry outpatient consultation model for primary care providers. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 1 -12.

Fallucco EM, Seago RD, Cuffe SP, Kraemer DF, & Wysocki T. (2015). Primary care provider training in screening, assessment, and treatment of adolescent depression. Academic Pediatrics, 15(3): 326-332.

Fallucco EM, Conlon MK, Gale G, Constantino JN, & Glowinski A. (2012). Use of a standardized patient paradigm to enhance proficiency in risk assessment for adolescent depression and suicide. Journal of Adolescent Health, 51(1): 66-72

Fallucco EM, Hanson MD, & Glowinski AL. (2010). Teaching pediatric residents to assess adolescent suicide risk with a standardized patient module. Pediatrics, 125(5): 953-959.

Past Training

The mission of the CCI is to advance a collaborative model of mental health care between pediatric primary care and psychiatry; and to improve early identification and treatment of emotional and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents in primary care.

Training


"Fear and Trembling" Seminar held March 6 &13 2017.
The seminar provided the training and tools necessary to:
  • 1. Screen for anxiety in the context of a brief pediatric visit.
  • 2. Identify and utilize educational resources for families of children with anxiety (e.g., workbooks, websites, apps)
  • 3. Prescribe commonly used medications to treat anxiety in children and adolescents.
  • 4. Use basic intervention tools for children and adolescents with anxiety.