Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care for AYA

Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care for AYA Introduction
Integration of Mental Health into Primary Care for AYA Objectives

Objectives

At the end of this section, participants will learn about:

    • Strategies for increasing mental health literacy and stigma reduction for AYAs to promote expectations for and normalization of behavioral health screenings as a part of routine primary care

  • Resources on confidentiality and consent laws and policies in application to AYA mental health care.
  • Standardized processes for depression screening using validated tools at preventive visits.
  • Stepped care treatment processes and protocols for positive screens.
  • Creation and/or enhancement with partners (mental health agencies or community providers) for referrals and case management.