Pediatrics

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Resources

We care about the behavioraland emotional health of your child! Society is changing at warp speed. So much has changed since we were kids, and often it is very challenging to even know where to begin when we have concerns about our children’s mental health. Your pediatrician is here to help! There are many aspects to behavioral and emotional health. Here are a few resources for you to have at your fingertips.

ADHD Evaluation and Management

If you or your child’s teacher has concerns about attention or focus, these resources can help your provider in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and determine next steps in care. Please download and fill out the appropriate form and return to your provider.

Partnership With Beech Acres Parent Connext®

In 2016 TriHealth partnered with Beech Acres Parenting Center to provide support for parents and families in our community. Parent Connext® is a unique partnership between TriHealth and Beech Acres where local families can be paired with a parent specialist to help them navigate parental challenges such as childhood behavior issues, big emotions, anxiety and other concerns. Parent Connext®’s goal is to connect families to resources, plus provide one clear next step for their parenting journey. Click here to learn more.

Mindpeace

Mindpeace is a Cincinnati Organization that offers support in multiple areas of mental health. It has a robust website with many links to mental health providers in the community and schools. They have calming and mindfulness activities for all ages on their website. There are resources and links to articles regarding suicide awareness. They also have links to trusted apps and websites. Click here to learn more.

If your child does not have a mental health provider, and they are experiencing a non-life threatening mental health crisis, you are encouraged to contact the Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center at 513 636 4124. The PIRC staff will help you to decide the most effective level of intervention for your child’s mental health crisis – which may include an urgent psychiatric assessment in the PIRC Bridge Clinic. You should call 911 or go to the emergency department if you are experiencing a medical emergency, a life-threatening mental health crisis, or are directed to go there by a medical provider.