Behavioral Health Integration

These are the facts

Healthy behavioral development is highly predictive of school readiness and academic performance.  Healthy behavioral development increases academic, family and community success.

  • 1 in 5 children will experience a mental health problem
  • 4 out of 5 children with behavioral and mental health problems
    do not receive the treatment they need
  • Half of lifelong mental illness begins by age of 14 years

Behavioral issues are a common challenge in pediatric practice affecting a large proportion of patients.  Some reviews estimate half of patients will struggle with a behavioral health problem.  Early recognition and intervention for atypical behavioral development can reduce the occurrence of subsequent mental health disorders.






Resources & Tools

Care Guides & Tool Kits:

Additional ResourcesCommunity agencies that offer support for children with behavioral health problems in your community

  • Education system
  • Community mental health clinics
  • Independent practitioners
  • Child welfare
  • Juvenile justice system
  • Early Childhood Services (EI/ECSD)
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Substance abuse treatment services


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Kenneth Carlson, MD