What's new in child and youth mental health, behavioral health, wraparound and coordinated care?
Tune into what's new in wraparound, coordinated care and behavioral health. Here are some top stories:
1. SAMHSA report indicates that system of care support reduces suicidal thoughts and attempts in children and youth who experience mental disorders
Approximately 10 percent of children and adolescents will experience a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or mental health disorder that will affect their everyday lives. Community-based systems of care that engage a team of professionals, family members and community members positively impact behavioral health outcomes in children and youth. A new report, however, may point to another important benefit: system of care treatment has been linked with lower rates of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts.
The rate of suicidal thoughts among children and youth with SED who received services through a system of care dropped from 26 percent to 15 percent and suicide attempts dropped from 9 percent to 5 percent after just one year of care.
"The report demonstrates that systems of care can change lives," says SAMHSA Principal Deputy Administrator Kana Enomoto. "Through the combined efforts of child-serving organizations, children, adolescents, and young adults with serious emotional disturbances can improve their health, thrive, and reach their full potential."
2. Survey shows one in three Canadian students reports increased psychological distress
Over 10,400 students between grade 7 and 12 in Ontario, Canada participated in one of the longest-running psychological surveys in the world. The survey indicated that the number of students who reported moderate-to-serious psychological distress rose from 24 percent in 2013 to 34 percent in 2015.
The survey also indicated in increase in technology use. Almost two-thirds of students spent three hours or more of their free time in front of a TV or computer. Eighty-six percent of students visit social media sites daily and sixteen percent spend five hours or more on social media each day. By contrast, only 22 percent of students met the recommended daily guideline for physical activity: 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous activity.
3. Upcoming Care Coordination Events:
- Chautauqua Tapestry System of Care Conference, September 15-16, 2016 (Chautauqua, New York)
- 2nd Annual National Wraparound Academy, September 19, 2016 to September 21, 2016 (Rockville, Maryland)
- 21st Annual Conference On Advancing School Mental Health, September 29, 2016 to October 1, 2016 (San Diego, California)
4. FidelityEHR to present at Chautauqua Tapestry System of Care conference in September
On September 15-16, the Chautauqua Tapestry System of Care will host a two-day learning conferenceon evaluation research and social marketing. FidelityEHR's Matthew Schubert will present how electronic health record software can help reduce drift from high fidelity Wraparound and System of Care practice models.