The Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Virginia Mental Health Access Program (VMAP) are leading year-long Project ECHOs on pediatric and adolescent mental and behavioral health.
Registration for 2024 VMAP ECHO cohorts is NOW OPEN!
Please see below for program description. We hope to see you soon.
Learn to Recognize, Respond, Refer for the top kids' behavioral + mental health diagnoses + discussion of timely topics chosen by the cohort
VMAP ECHO: Common Conditions in Pediatric Mental Health (3RD THURSDAYS AT 12 TO 1 PM, JAN TO NOV 2024)
With an emphasis on screening and response in the primary care setting, this VMAP ECHO on common pediatric mental health conditions can help you integrate best practices in pediatric and adolescent behavioral and mental health care into your busy practice. Our “all teach, all learn” approach leads to strong community connections and referral resources for your patients and their families. Each virtual lunchtime session is led by an interdisciplinary mental health team.
VMAP ECHO Deeper Dive: Birth to Five (4TH THURSDAYS AT 12 TO 1 PM, JAN TO DEC 2024)
Pediatric primary care providers see children up to 14 times before the age of 5. This 11-session case-based learning collaborative focuses on infant and early childhood mental health problems from the primary care perspective. With an emphasis on early recognition and response, an interdisciplinary faculty team will support primary care providers from across the Commonwealth in developing their knowledge of early childhood trauma and stress, anxiety, dysregulation and aggression, sleep and feeding problems.
PCP Approach to Challenging Behaviors in Early Childhood
Practical Tools for Early Childhood Mental Health Assessment
Early Childhood Attachment + Anxiety
Is it Autism? Early Warning Signs and Interventions
Dysregulated Anger + Aggression in Early Childhood
VMAP Early Childhood Learning Collaborative: Systems of Care for Kids (2ND THURSDAYS AT 12 TO 1 PM, JAN TO NOV 2024)
Explore community-based interventions and referral options when your families with young children are needing psycho-social supports. Led by an interdisciplinary faculty team joined by community-based subject matter experts, this learning collaborative focuses on practical and actionable infant, toddler, and family connections to support early childhood development. Cohort members may participate in an optional QI project focused on enhancing screening for early childhood developmental challenges and opportunities for supporting the family.
VMAP ECHO: Adolescent + Young Adult Mental Health (4TH FRIDAYS AT 12 TO 1 PM, JAN TO NOV 2024)
Focused VMAP ECHO designed for child-serving providers whose care includes adolescence and young adulthood - including pediatricians, family physicians, NPs, PAs. This 11-session case-based learning collaborative explores the 4 Rs - recognize, respond, refer, resources - of many of the top mental health issues faced by youth and young adults. Each virtual lunchtime session is led by an interdisciplinary mental health team.
Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce gaps in care. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses, and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities. VMAP is utilizing this model to improve access to mental health care for children across Virginia.
This program is approved as a Continuing Medical Education (CME) Maintenance of Certification Performance Improvement Project, which qualifies participants to receive up to the following credits: 25 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™; 25 ABMS (Maintenance of Certification) MOC Part II or Self-Assessment credits*; 25 MOC Part IV or Performance Improvement credits*. In order to be awarded credits for participation, all project requirements must be met. The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The UVA Office of Continuing Medical Education is an ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Sponsor. *for participating boards