New Online Child & Youth Mental Health Resource for Pediatricians and General Psychiatrists!

Meagan, Project Manager on December 14, 2015

Mental Health and Substance Use Programs at BC Children's Hospital has developed a new resource about child and adolescent psychiatry for pediatricians and general psychiatrists in rural and remote areas of BC, and we want your feedback!

What is Learning Links?

Learning Links* is an online enhanced learning series in child and adolescent psychiatry for pediatricians and general psychiatrists, with a special focus on rural and remote areas with limited access to child psychiatry services. Topic Areas covered in Learning Links include: 

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Building Rapport with Children & Youth
  • Depressive & Mood Disorders
  • Disruptive, Impulse-control &Conduct Disorders
  • Emergent Presentations
  • Eating Disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatization Disorders
  • Substance Use & Concurrent Disorders
  • Trauma & Stressor Related Disorder

*Upon completion of each of the Learning Series, participants will be eligible to submit for MOC section 2 or Mainpro-C Credits.

What will I learn? 
Learning Links is designed to enhance the awareness, knowledge and skills of pediatricians and general psychiatrists in the area of child and youth mental health (CYMH), including:

  • Exploring different mental health topic areas through different types of mediums including:
    • Video Vignettes
    • Emzae presentations
    • Interactive content
    • Learning Assessments and more!
  • Learning about diagnosis, management, psychopharmacology and emergent presentations for each of the topic areas.
  • Learning about up-to-date and evidence-based resources for clinicians, patients and their families in child and youth mental health.

Who we are looking for?
If you are a pediatrician, general psychiatrist, general practitioner with a focus on CYMH or a CYMH subspecialty resident working in rural or remote areas of BC, we would like you!

How can I participate?
Pilot testing will begin mid-January 2016. Pilot testing is expected to take 3.5 hours to complete and participants will be asked to complete the resource within a two week time period. Participants will be assigned 3 of the 15 learning series to complete during this timeframe. Eligible participants will receive up to one sessional rate reimbursement for completion of the assigned learning series topics (including the pre and post evaluation questionnaires).

If you are interested in being part of the pilot test group please submit your information by clicking here. The deadline for submission is Friday, December 18, 2015.

For more information about this project, please contact Meagan Colenutt at meagan.colenutt@cw.bc.ca.  

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