Reaching Children Initiative

Status: Complete

WHAT: A project to test and implement tools and resources for the identification and management of anxiety and other mental health conditions in the population impacted by the events of September 11.

WHO: The project involved 120 pediatricians reaching more than 2,000 impacted children.

WHEN: 2005 to 2006

FUNDER: The project was funded by the American Red Cross and conducted in partnership with the local chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, as well as the Families of September 11th and Tuesday’s Children.

NICHQ'S ROLE: Provided expertise, trainings, tools and strategies about diagnosing mental health.

Mental Health Toolkit

This project provided the fundamental background for the work NICHQ’s faculty did to develop a mental health toolkit with the AAP: Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Primary Care: A Clinicians ToolkitExternal Link

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