Telehealth and telemental health resources for CACs

Here you'll find a library of resources to help you, your team, and your community partners deliver healthcare and mental healthcare services over distance through technology. These strategies aren't just important during the pandemic era; they're also critical to providing these important services to unserved and underserved children and communities in rural and urban communities moving forward. 

*NEW* Telemental health tip sheets for caregivers and therapists

NCA is proud to present new resources to help caregivers and therapists plan ahead for telemental health courses and sessions and address the unique challenges of providing services for kids through technology. These tip sheets are short, easy to follow, and ready to print off and hand out. Experts at Dakota Children's Advocacy Center, Medical University of South Carolina, and Red River Children's Advocacy Center offer guidance for the most important people in the mental health process—parents and therapists—to ensure quality services that are just as engaging and safe as treatments delivered in person. 

Telehealth tips for you and your child (tip sheet)

Telehealth tips for therapists (tip sheet)

Previous Telehealth Webinar Recordings: 

Telehealth vs In-Person Treatment: How to Decide

Telehealth Considerations for Traumatized Youth with Suicidal and Self Harm Behaviors

Video: What You Need to Get Started Delivering TF-CBT by Telehealth

Screencapture of Telehealth delivery of TF-CBT

As many organizations go virtual because of the COVID-19 outbreak, children across the United States are losing access to vital mental health services. This training will provide those using or looking to use telehealth technology for Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) with some critical considerations and safeguards to keep in mind. Topics will include: specific tailoring of TF-CBT components for a telehealth delivery format; a demonstration of how to utilize electronic resources to deliver TF-CBT components; and procedures and workflow considerations for telehealth delivery of TF-CBT.

This training is intended only for and available only to clinicians who are TF-CBT Certified, TF-CBT Certified Ready, or involved in a TF-CBT Learning Collaborative and have permission from their collaborative trainer. 

View the training and certificate requirements

TF-CBT Telehealth Resources

See all-new resources on delivering Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) through telehealth from the TF-CBT National Therapist Certification Program.

Access TF-CBT Resources

Webinar: Healing through Telehealth during COVID-19


View "Healing through Telehealth During COVID-19" webinar

Medicaid Guidance for Telehealth

See the new guidance from the federal government on expanding allowable uses of Medicaid to cover telehealth to meet mental health needs of children and families, and what it means (and doesn't mean) for CACs and our clients. 

See the new Medicaid guidance

WRCAC Telemental Health Resource Center

Western Regional CAC's Telemental Health Resource Center is designed to provide information and access to current resources regarding telemental health, with an emphasis on the unique needs of CACs and their clients and staff. 

Access the Telemental Health Resource Center

Telehealth Mini-Webinars and Tip Sheet (bilingual)

Medical University of South Carolina has put together a crash cours on providing mental health services over distance, including 10-minute webinars in English and Spanish and a tip sheet. They're yours to access now. 

Access the MUSC mini-webinars and tip sheet in English and Spanish

Telehealth Guidance for Providers from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The HHS Office of Civil Rights, responsible for enforcing the HIPAA Rules, has issued guidance that it will not impose penalties for noncompliance against covered healthcare providers in the course of good faith efforts to provide telehealth during the COVID-19 epidemic. A covered health care provider that wants to use audio or video communication technology to provide telehealth to patients during the emergency can use any non-public facing remote communication product that is available to communicate with patients.

Read the full guidance from HHS