871 Appendix 3: Mental Health Practice Readiness Inventory Table A3-3. Mental Health Practice Readiness: Support for Children, Adolescents, and Families Topic Scorea Target Care coordination 1 2 3 Practice routinely seeks to identify children and adolescents in the practice who are involved in the mental health specialty system, ensuring that they receive the full range of preventive medical services and monitoring their mental health or substance use conditions. Special populations 1 2 3 Practice team is prepared to address mental health needs of special populations within the practice (eg, those with ACEs and other social adversities those with disrupted families caused by military deployment, separation, divorce, incarceration, or foster care LGBTQ children and adolescents those in the juvenile justice system those whose family members have mental health or substance use problems those who have experienced immigration, racism, homophobia, homelessness, violence, or natural disasters). Family centeredness 1 2 3 Practice has family members involved in advising the practice practice team periodically assesses the family centeredness of the practice. Trauma- informed care 1 2 3 Practice team is knowledgeable about the impact of trauma considers impact of adversities and traumatic life events in context of behavioral concerns and pays attention to resilience factors and trauma reminders offers support, resources, and referral to evidence-based trauma services monitors patient/family adjustment over time at- tends to staff members’ psychosocial needs with attention to impact of secondary traumatic stress. Quality improvement 1 2 3 Practice periodically assesses the quality of care provided to children and adolescents with mental health problems and takes action to improve care, in accordance with findings. Abbreviations: ACE, adverse childhood experience LGBTQ, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning. (continued) 35-MHCC_appendix-03.indd 871 4/5/18 1:37 PM
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