Nearly 1 in 5 children have, or will have, a mental, emotional or behavioral health disorder, but only 20% of those children receive care. To address the shortage, Children’s Behavioral Health Network offers programs and resources to expand knowledge and education in mental health care and connect providers with children and adolescents in need.
Children’s Outreach and Provider Education (COPE) is a state-wide, grant-funded program addressing critical gaps in access to pediatric mental health care by bridging the continuum of care between primary care providers and mental health professionals. COPE educates and provides resources to primary care providers so they can more comfortably identify, treat and manage pediatric mental health conditions seen every day in their practices.
The CALM Project
The Collaboration for Adolescents Learning about Mental Health (CALM) Project fosters partnerships between primary care clinics and Nebraska high schools by organizing medical professionals to speak about mental health in schools to empower adolescents in need to seek care.
Children’s announced plans for a Behavioral Health & Wellness Center to provide the space and comprehensive care needed in our region to address growing mental health challenges in children and adolescents. The facility will open in the spring of 2025.
Behavioral Health at Children’s
Children’s behavioral health believes the key to appropriate treatment is a proper diagnosis. Our experts will identify the root of the problem and identify biological, environmental, psychological and academic factors that contribute to conditions before creating personalized treatment plans. Our team understands the unique needs of children and adolescents and will work closely with primary care providers and, when needed, schools to address the full spectrum of care.
For Referring Providers
The Physicians’ Priority Line is your 24-hour link to pediatric specialists at Children’s for referrals, emergency and urgent consults, physician-to-physician consults, admissions, and transport services. Call 855-850-KIDS (5437).
Learn more about referring patients.