University of Vermont Project ECHO

About Project ECHO

The Project ECHO model™. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based interactive distance-learning method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico.  The ECHO model™ links teams of interdisciplinary specialists with primary care clinicians.  During teleECHO™ sessions, experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care practice teams to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

University of Vermont Project ECHO Children's Mental Health

This program will highlight best practices and evidence-based care for treating a variety of challenges in the area of children’s mental health. The program will identify strategies, best practices, screening tools, resources, clinical pearls, and emerging topics in this field. The intended audience is a cohort of individuals or practice teams, including pediatric, family medicine, social work, and behavioral health providers throughout Vermont.

This program is offered at no-cost to participants through a grant from the Vermont Department of Health. This project is funded in part by SAMHSA grant SM-80234.  This CHILD grant (Children’s Health Integration, Linkage, Detection) aims to more fully integrate pediatric and behavioral health care for children with, or at risk of, Severe Emotional Disturbance and their families. Current grant pilot sites exist in Franklin/Grand Isle, Washington County, Rutland and Springfield.

Participants can receive CME credits for each learning session attended. 

General questions about the University of Vermont’s Project ECHO can be directed to, clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to   

August 20, 2020 - June 17, 2021

Children's Mental Health


This educational series starts on August 20th.  Please register by July 30th.

This program is free to participants and has limited enrollment.  Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. 

Registration Form

University of Vermont Project ECHO Children's Mental Health Program Overview


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Session DateTeleECHO Session Topic


Session Materials


Motivational Interviewing for the Primary Care Office 


Session Slides

9/17/2020Non-Suicidal Self Injurious Behaviors Session Slides
10/15/2020Interventions for Sleep Disorders Session Slides
11/5/2020*Session rescheduled to 6/3/2021 
11/19/2020What to do when first line treatments are not successful: ADHD Session Slides
12/17/2020Addressing the non-compliant child: Oppositionality and Disruptive Behaviors 
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1/21/2021Treatment of Irritability and Aggression in Autism Spectrum Disorders Session Slides
2/18/2021Gender Identity in Children and Adolescents Session Slides
3/18/2021Cannabis Use in Adolescents Session Slides
4/15/2021What to do when first line treatment are not successful-Depression Session Slides
5/20/2021Managing Psychiatric EmergenciesSession Slides
*6/3/2021Wellness and Self Care (*Rescheduled session from 11/5/2020)Session Slides
6/17/2021Eating Disorders Session Slides