State Collaborative

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The Statewide Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative’s aim is “to increase the confidence, knowledge and skill sets of pediatric primary care providers, to improve identification and treat children with behavioral health care needs by offering skill building training, technical assistance and resources”. USF is one of several hubs throughout the state to participate in a telepsychiatry project to achieve the aim of the Statewide Regional Behavioral Health Collaborative funded by the Office of Children’s Medical Services Managed Care Plan & Specialty Program under the Florida Department of Health. The overreaching goal of the collaborative is using telehealth to increase the timely access, identification, assessment, treatment and referral of children with behavioral health conditions treated in pediatric primary care practices. Since starting in July 2018, the USF hub has facilitated over 200 child/youth telepsychiatry consults treated in primary care pediatric practices. For information about the telepsychiatry project please contact Sabrina Singh at sabrinasingh@usf.edu.

Florida Behavioral Health Collaborative Pediatric Hotline: 1-866-487-9507

The Florida Behavioral Health Collaborative Pediatric Hotline provides a wide range of services, coordinated by a care coordinator/resource navigator, to support peer-to peer consultation between pediatric care providers caring for children with behavioral health needs and child psychiatrists. Patient-focused telepsychiatry consultation is available to all providers regardless of insurance carrier caring for children/youth up to 21 years old.

Parent/Caregiver Informational Session Recordings

Parenting Challenging Behaviors

Do you have a child ages 2-7 years old who engages in challenging behaviors like talking back, not following directions, difficult during homework time? View this one-hour recorded session to learn parenting techniques to improve parent-child relations and to set healthy limits for children.

Healthy Routines for School-Age Children

Do you have a child ages 2-12 years old who struggle with completing daily tasks, such as getting ready on time in the morning, completing homework, eating meals, or going to sleep in the evenings? Are your current routines making life simpler, or adding to your daily stress? View this one-hour recorded session to learn more about the importance of routines and how to effectively develop routines for your family.

The Florida Behavioral Health Collaborative Pediatric Hotline

Offers a coaching experience between child and adolescent psychiatrists and pediatric primary care providers.

1-866-487-9507
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