Why we need behavioral health care designed specifically for kids and teens

The last 18 months have been tough for everyone, but kids and teens have had it especially hard. So much so that in October 2021, three major pediatric organizations united to declare children’s mental health a national emergency. To treat the ongoing crisis, we need to create a behavioral health care model that’s actually been built to work for youth and their families. This guide explains why adult behavioral health care models aren’t so effective for kids, and what kind of care your employees need to support their families.

Brightline ebook Children are not mini adults

Children are not mini adults

Too often, kids and teens have had to make do with care that was built for adults — and that simply doesn’t work well for them. To address the pediatric behavioral health crisis we’re facing today, we have to build care that meets the unique needs and developmental stages of children and teens.

Download the guide to learn:

  • What makes kids’ behavioral health so different from that of adults

  • Which care works best for children and teens

  • Why multidisciplinary teams are essential for pediatric behavioral health