As a trusted resource for adolescents and their families, primary care providers are well positioned to identify and intervene in adolescent mental health concerns. Research findings indicate approximately 20% of young people ages 9-17 have a diagnosed mental disorder, yet as many as 70% go undiagnosed and untreated.
Adopted by schools of health professions, state agencies, and professional associations, this online, CE-certified solution helps improve the capacity of health professionals to address mental health and suicidal ideation as part of routine care. In this simulation, users assume the role of a health professional and talk with a virtual adolescent about stress-related symptoms and thoughts of suicide.
The goal of At-Risk in Primary Care: Adolescents is to improve the quality of adolescent mental health Screening and Brief Intervention.
- Integrate mental health in primary care
- Build rapport with patients using motivational interviewing techniques
- Broach and normalize the topic of mental health
- Ask patients about suicidal ideation and assess level of risk
- Coordinate referrals to treatment or follow-up care
This simulation was developed in collaboration with subject-matter experts and is continuously evaluated for effectiveness.
Users receive customized feedback based on their in-simulation choices.
The simulation is available online 24/7. Users are asked to complete pre-, post-, and 3-month follow up surveys to assess changes in skills. Attitudes, and behavior. Upon completion, users receive a certificate of completion. Clients have access to usage reports and evaluation data via the Kognito client portal.
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