New England Regional Behavioral Health Toolkit

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Thank you for your interest in the New England Regional Behavioral Health Toolkit!

With the increasing amount of pediatric behavioral health conditions presenting to emergency departments with increasing lengths of stay in the ED, our goal is to provide a toolkit to help assist with the care of pediatric patients who present for a behavioral health complaint and are awaiting placement or further evaluation.

We are excited to roll out our first resource - the Activities Resource Packet - which can be found in the menu to the right! Within this resource packet, you will find a no cost self-care activities binder for patients and caregivers. This binder includes several coping exercises including breathing, relaxing, mindfulness, and gratitude practices. The activities are self-guided and can be done at any time.

The following resources are now in development and will be coming soon! Our next resource will be the training videos, coming out Summer 2021!

  • Training Videos on the Approach to the Pediatric ED Patient with a Behavioral Health Condition
  • Agitation/De-escalation Guideline and Resources
  • Comprehensive Care Plan.

Toolkit Components were chosen based on a regional needs assessment about needed ED resources for this population, done by collaborative and follow-up survey of New England ED Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators (PECC's) ranking their top choices for resources. The New England EMSC Regional Collaborative (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) have worked with local experts to create this resource.