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 Elizabeth.Cote@uvm.edu, clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to Michael.Hoffnung@uvmhealth.org
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.
University of Vermont Project ECHO Children's Mental Health Program Overview
|Session Date||TeleECHO Session Topic|
Motivational Interviewing for the Primary Care Office
|9/17/2020||Non-Suicidal Self Injurious Behaviors ||Session Slides|
|10/15/2020||Interventions for Sleep Disorders ||Session Slides|
|11/5/2020||*Session rescheduled to 6/3/2021|| |
|11/19/2020||What to do when first line treatments are not successful: ADHD ||Session Slides|
|12/17/2020||Addressing the non-compliant child: Oppositionality and Disruptive Behaviors || |
|1/21/2021||Treatment of Irritability and Aggression in Autism Spectrum Disorders || |
|2/18/2021||Gender Identity in Children and Adolescents || |
|3/18/2021||Cannabis Use in Adolescents || |
|4/15/2021||What to do when first line treatment are not successful-Depression || |
|5/20/2021||Managing Psychiatric Emergencies|| |
|*6/3/2021||Wellness and Self Care (*Rescheduled session from 11/5/2020)|| |
|6/17/2021||Eating Disorders || |