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.
Click here to view and print the updated CC Packet, February 2018
The Collaborative Care Initiative: A Partnership between Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Elise Fallucco, MD
Dr. Fallucco is a child and adolescent psychiatrist & Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Florida. She serves as the Director of the Collaborative Care Initiative (CCI) where she works to advance early identification and intervention for emotional and behavioral disorders in primary care.
Peggy Greco, PhD
Dr. Greco is a clinical pediatric psychologist at Nemours Children’s Healthcare System and Assistant Professor of Psychology at Mayo College of Medicine. She serves as a CCI consultant. Dr. Greco has over 25 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders.
Lauren James, MA
Lauren is responsible for coordinating the research activities and community liaison work for the CCI team.
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 Adolescent Depression Care and Resources
CCI Adolescent Depression Care: A Primary Care Workshop
CCI Adolescent Depression Workshop: The CCI runs an interactive, hands-on course for pediatricians which is designed to help providers recognize and care for adolescents with depression. To learn more about this course, please watch the video.
View Training Video The CCI provides specialized clinical training and resources for pediatric primary care providers to identify and manage common emotional and behavioral problems.
Adolescent Depression: Resources (12 years and older)
Child and Adolescent Anxiety: Resources
- Anxiety Apps
- Anxiety workbooks for kids and teens – handout
- Mind-body connection educational handout for patients and parents
- Relaxation and cognitive strategies handout
- Resources for adolescent mental health care and suicide prevention
- Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Child Version
- Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) Parent Version
- Web-based Resources
- Final Version Anxiety Pocket Card
Anxiety Training for Primary Care Providers
Early Childhood Behavioral/Emotional Problems: Resources (18-60 months)
- BRIEF Version of Early Childhood Screening Assessment (ECSA)
- BRIEF Version of Early Childhood Screening Assessment (ECSA) – Spanish Version
- Full Length Version of Early Childhood Screening Assessment (ECSA)
- Full Length Version of Early Childhood Screening Assessment (ECSA) – Spanish Version
- Download Powerpoint presentation: "Early Childhood Screening"
CCI Consult Clinic
CCI Consult ClinicThe 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
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.
ResearchThe 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.