The KidLink-Children’s Mental Health Initiative has a two-pronged approach to ultimately increase the number of children (ages 0 – 18) detected and referred for appropriate mental health treatment. First, the Assuring Better Child Health and Development program (ABCD) is used to educate healthcare providers on best practice screening tools, early intervention resources, and help increase their comfort level in diagnosis and treatment. Second, is the research and development of a web based statewide resource list titled Kansas KidLink Resource Directory at www.kansaskidlink.org . The directory consists of a comprehensive list of mental health providers that provide services for children.
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Patient Health Questionairre-2 (PHQ-2) – For use by healthcare professionals.