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FYI: PediaLink course, Pediatric Hospital Medicine PREP course, Retro Baby book

July 1, 2022

PediaLink course on using telehealth for mental health care

A new online course, “Using Telehealth to Support Mental Health Care in Pediatrics,” is available on PediaLink at

The nine-part course is designed to educate clinicians on utilizing telehealth to support the mental health of children and adolescents in the medical home. It is free for members and will be available until April 27, 2025.

Learners can complete some or all nine modules, which include:

  • Considerations for Providing Telehealth Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ+) Adolescents,
  • Considerations for Providing Telehealth Care for Children and Adolescents with Diverse Gender Identities,
  • Supporting the Mental Health of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) and Their Families via Telehealth,
  • Supporting the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents Within the Education System via Telehealth,
  • Addressing Adolescent Mental Health Needs in a Telehealth Environment (two modules),
  • Considerations for Engagement, Screening, Brief Intervention and Treatment for Substance Use in a Telehealth Environment,
  • Using Telehealth to Support the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Child Welfare, and
  • Caring for Behavioral, Social and Emotional Needs in Infancy and Early Childhood in a Telehealth Environment.

The course does not offer continuing medical education or Maintenance of Certification credit. It is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the Department of Health and Human Services.

Pediatric Hospital Medicine PREP course

Registration is open for the Pediatric Hospital Medicine: PREP Course Aug. 18-21 in Denver.

Sponsored by the AAP and Section on Hospital Medicine, the course will provide an intensive and comprehensive review of pediatric hospital medicine. Topics addressed are consistent with major headings of the content outline developed by the American Board of Pediatrics for the subspecialty certifying examination in hospital pediatrics.

Register before July 18 to save $150. To see a list of sessions and register, visit



Retro Baby book

The second edition of Retro Baby: Timeless Activities to Boost Development — Without All the Gear! is available at The new edition includes revised information on screen time, updated safe sleep recommendations and increased emphasis on the importance of varying infant positions.

Pediatric occupational therapist and child development specialist Anne H. Zachry, Ph.D., shows parents how bouncers, swings, electronic toys and screen time can hinder development and delay milestones. She suggests returning to back-to-basics parenting and offers ideas for hands-on activities, homemade toys and more.

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