Pediatric Psychiatry Resource Network (PediPRN)
The Pediatric Psychiatry Resource Network (PediPRN) is facilitated by Bradley Hospital under a grant from Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Rhode Island Foundation, and the van Beuren Charitable Foundation.
This telephonic consultation program encourages pediatric primary care providers (PPCPs) to consult with mental health specialists, thus improving access to and delivery of high-quality pediatric mental health services. The free service is offered to all PPCPs in Rhode Island, though enrollment in advance is encouraged.
Any child or adolescent in Rhode Island who comes to a pediatric primary care practitioner with evidence of a possible, or likely, mental health disorder is eligible for the free service, which is funded by the state grant and philanthropic support.
PediPRN In the News
WJAR Channel 10 turned to our expert Karyn Horowitz, MD, to discuss teen depression screening guidelines.
Clinical Trials for Pediatric Mental Health
Research is currently being conducted to learn more about pediatric mental health.
Many families worry that talking about tragic or painful events will worsen children’s anxiety. The fact is not talking about it can increase a child’s sense of uncertainty and anxiety in both younger and older children.