The KSKidsMAP Consultation Line is now available to physicians in Kansas! This consultation line forms part of the KSKidsMAP Pediatric Mental Health Program for primary care physicians in Kansas. KSKidsMAP supports physicians and clinicians in the early identification, diagnosis, treatment and referrals for children and adolescents with mental and behavioral health conditions; provides recommendations based on best practices; and assists in identifying treatment services for children and adolescents with more complex behavioral health concerns who may require referrals to specialists.
Through the KSKidsMAP Consultation Line, physicians can connect with a social work care coordinator who can offer support by providing the following:
- Mental and behavioral health resources for their patients
- Community resources, toolkits and best practice information
- Physician wellness resources
- Case consultation services with a member of our Pediatric Mental Health Team, which includes: Dr. Rachel Brown, board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, Dr. Nicole Klaus, board-certified child and adolescent psychologist, Dr. Kari Harris, board-certified pediatrician, and Polly Freeman, licensed social worker.
KSKidsMAP also offers a TeleECHO Clinic that will be launching April 21, 2020. The TeleECHO Clinic aims to create an All Teach/All Learn environment for physicians and other clinicians to learn right in their practice how to provide the best care for children and adolescents with mental and behavioral health conditions. KSKidsMAP TeleECHO Clinic will be open on the first and third Tuesdays of the month over the noon hour for mentorship through case-based learning, clinical discussion and brief focused didactics; learning from each other’s experiences to support knowledge in practice. KSKidsMAP TeleECHO Clinics will be facilitated by the Pediatric Mental Health Team. CMEs and continuing education will be available at the completion of each session.
Working with children and families who struggle with mental and behavioral health needs can be challenging. KSKidsMAP also provides physician wellness resources surrounding stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, self-care, as well as other resources.
To access support services made available through the KSKidsMAP Consultation Line and/or participate in the KSKidsMAP TeleECHO Clinic, physicians must enroll in the KSKidsMAP Program. Enrollment is a quick and simple process that includes completion of the enrollment form and attestation statements. To learn more about KSKidsMAP or to enroll as a provider, call 1-800-332-6262, email KSKidsMAP@kumc.edu, or visit the website: http://wichita.kumc.edu/KSKidsMAP.
This project is in partnership between the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and is supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).