Tools, including screening instruments and treatment guides, for pediatric depression.
Screening and Assessment Tools
PDFs of the PHQ-9 in many languages.
Printable visual support for the Likert scale responses in the PHQ-9; potentially useful for individuals with language or literacy barriers, or Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Helping Give Away Psychological Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Patient-facing interactive and self-scoring versions of the SCARED, GAD-7, PHQ-9, and many other instruments. Available in English.
Therapy Tools and Patient Handouts
Children’s National CASD Local Crisis Resources Handout
Handout for families listing mental health crisis resources in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Brown-Stanley Safety Plan Worksheet
One-page safety planning worksheet for patients to fill out with family/clinician support. Patient, family, and clinician can all retain a copy of the completed worksheet for use in any future crisis situations.
Interactive Online Safety Plan
Interactive version of the Brown-Stanley Safety Plan; users can email, text, or download completed plan.
Washington State CBT+ Initiative
Extensive online resource of 4 evidence-based pediatric CBT interventions (CBT for depression, CBT for anxiety, trauma-focused CBT, and Parent Management Training). For patients with depression, see sections on “Coping Skills” and “CBT for Depression.”
Project YES offers free, anonymous, brief mental health tools for teens (ages 11-17). YES empowers teens to learn new ways of dealing with stress while helping others do the same.
Free printable worksheets for kids and teens on basic CBT concepts including the Cognitive Triangle, Core Beliefs, and Thinking Traps.
Treatment and Pharmacology Guides
Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Pediatrics: A Practical Resource Toolkit for Clinicians, 2nd edition
The tools in this toolkit align with the current AAP Mental Health Competencies for Pediatric Practice, giving you convenient access to core content, forms, screening and assessment resources, plus videos demonstrating conversation techniques firsthand.
AACAP Depression Resource Center
Clinician resources from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Virginia Mental Health Access Program Guide for Promoting Child and Adolescent Behavioral and Mental Health in Primary Care (VMAP Guidebook)
The VMAP Guidebook is a compilation of evidence-based practices, up-to-date resources, and practical knowledge specifically geared toward pediatric and adolescent health care providers.
Care guide for pediatricians from Seattle Children’s Hospital and the Washington Physician Access Line.
Massachusetts CPAC Guidelines and Clinical Pearls
Guidelines and clinical pearls from the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Program.
Florida Best Practice Psychotherapeutic Medication Guide
Algorithms for the treatment of pediatric mental health issues in primary care settings.
Nationwide Children’s Prescribing Guide for Anxiety and Depression
20-page care guide for pediatric primary care providers, for treating patients with anxiety and depression.
Michigan Pediatric and Perinatal Psychopharmacology Cards
Reference cards from the MC3 mental health access program at the University of Michigan.
Billing and Coding
AAP Depression Coding Fact Sheet for Primary Care Pediatricians
Fact sheet from AAP including CPT codes with explanations and examples, and ICD-10 diagnosis codes.
Coding for Pediatric and Adolescent Mental Health
Coding guidelines from the Virginia Mental Health Access Program Guidebook (page 37).
National Council for Mental Wellbeing Resources for Financing the Future of Integrated Care
Designed to help provider organizations sustainably finance integrated care. The Decision Support Tool empowers providers to estimate Medicare and Medicaid revenue across prominent integrated care services to finance these services more effectively in community mental health care, substance use treatment and primary care provider organizations.
Webinars for Providers
Diagnosis and Management of Depression in the Pediatrician’s Office
June 2022 Pediatric Health Network Behavioral Health Initiative webinar on depression.
22-minute didactic presentation on pediatric depression from a Pediatric Health Network ECHO webinar series.
Addressing Child and Adolescent Depression and Identifying and Managing Seasonal Depression
Resilience Breaks is a series of webinars for Maryland pediatricians from BHIPP.
Assessment and Treatment of Depression in Primary Care; Top 10 Questions PCPs Ask about Prescribing Psychotropics
Monthly webinar series for pediatricians from the ACCESS Mental Health Connecticut child mental health access program.
Therapy 101 for Pediatricians: Introduction to Basic Psychotherapy Principles
Webinars from UCSF Benihoff Children’s Hospital.
Depression and Suicide Screening; Depression in Youth: Presentation, Diagnosis and Treatment; SSRIs: The Essentials; Treating Complex Depression in Youth
Educational webinar series for primary care providers on pediatric and perinatal mental health from the MC3 mental health access program at the University of Michigan.