AAP Mental Health Leadership Work Group Resident Curriculum Pilot Project

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The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Mental Health Leadership Work Group is calling for 10 to 15 continuity clinic preceptors to pilot a new mental health residency curriculum. The curriculum has 2 short modules, one introducing an evidence-based approach to engaging patients and families in managing mental health concerns, and one focused on recognizing and managing mild to moderate anxiety. Participation requires attendance to a 1-day training workshop at the AAP headquarters in Elk Grove Village, IL, implementing the curriculum in their residency program, and providing curriculum feedback to the Academy.

Interested preceptors should complete the form at the following link by September 29, 2013:

Project Timeline:
Monday, December 16, 2014, 8am – 3pm

Training Workshop @ AAP (travel expenses will be covered)

December 17, 2014

Plan for and start implementing curriculum

April 1, 2014

Deadline for finishing curriculum;
Residents and preceptors to complete separate surveys to provide feedback

April 14, 2014

Surveys close

Late April, 2014

Possible conference call to give verbal feedback;
End of pilot project

Participant Requirements:



  1. Cindy Vahle's avatar
    Cindy Vahle
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    I am the project manager for a System of Care grant, funded by the Illinois children's Healthcare Foundation. One of our 3 partners and the administrative lead for the grant is SIU School of Medicine/Family Practice Clinic in Quincy, IL. We are focusing on creating integrated systems with standardized screening, on site mental health and care coordination. Is the curriculum that you are piloting available? It would seem that it might fit very well with our project.
    BTW-we have relied heavily on AAP standards and guidelines and use the Toolkit to inform our planning.
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