A SAMHSA sponsored webinar presented on behalf of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), took place Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 1:30pm Eastern Time called “Providing Team-Based Services to Youth in Crisis”
Description: Mental health symptoms were already common among teens and young adults and have increased as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, in August 2020, the CDC reported that one in four youth and young adults had seriously considered suicide in the 30 days prior to taking the survey—and nearly three in four reported at least one mental health symptom, such as anxiety or depression. Despite this rising need, access to crisis care for youth is challenging in many, if not most, parts of the country.
To address the need for youth services, the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) program at the University of Texas delivers telemedicine services to public school students experiencing a mental health crisis. The program’s team is made up of social workers, psychologists, mental health practitioners, child psychiatrists, and community health workers who work together to assess and triage a student’s needs, provide connections to care, and brief interventions as needed.
This webinar will showcase how the TCHATT team works collaboratively with the student, family, school and community providers, and will showcase opportunities – including new federal resources – that other communities can leverage to replicate this model to meet their local needs.
•Angela Kimball, National Director, Government Relations, Policy & Advocacy Team at NAMI
•Roshni Lani Koli, MD is a Child and Adolescent psychiatrist and Medical Director for Pediatric Mental Health Services for Dell Children’s Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.
•Luanne Southern, Executive Director of the Texas Child Mental Health Care Consortium
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Kelle Masten via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
**We do not offer CEU credits however a letter of attendance will be available to download during the evaluation when the webinar is done. A letter will also be sent to you via email.
***Closed-captioning is available for this webinar.