TeleMental Health Guides for Infancy to Young Adults

The TeleMental Health (TMH) Guides were developed to help clinicians integrate TMH into their clinical practice with young people according to their developmental stage from young childhood to young adults 24 years old.

The complete guide includes:

  • Guides for Infants & Toddlers, Pre-School Children, Elementary-School Children, Middle School-Aged Youth, High School-Aged Youth, Young Adults, Neuropsychological Testing, and Suicidality;
  • an introductory chapter addressing several TMH topics that apply across all of the developmental stages, such as regulatory, safety, technology, and clinical service;
  • a bibliography linking to dozens of additional resources;
  • a Privacy & Safety Planning (PSP) Tool;
  • and Telehealth Checklists for both clinicians and patients.

Click here to preview selections from the guide. 

Click here to gain access to the full, 49-page, downloadable document and individual, age-specific guides.

Project Partners

The TMH Guides were developed collaboratively by the Harborview Behavioral Health Institute and CoLab for Community and Behavioral Health Policy in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, along with the Purdue University Department of Public Health.

The project was funded under Senate Bill 5092 passed by Washington State’s 67th Legislature’s 2021 Regular Session. The State recognized the benefits of TMH for serving the mental health needs of its Medicaid enrollees based, in part, on its successful integration into clinical practice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are grateful to the many individuals who participated in listening sessions, surveys, and interviews around the country and in Washington state to inform the content in these guides. We are particularly grateful to the Washington state Family System Youth Partner Roundtable, the Behavioral Health Institute advisory committee, and the P-25 subcommittee of the Children and Youth Behavioral Health Workgroup of Washington state.

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