The PTCAP program aims to improve the health outcomes of children and adolescents with mental health problems in Canada by improving primary care practitioners (PCPs) knowledge, recognition, assessment and management of child and youth mental health problems. Based on a tripartite framework developed by Brown and Wissow (2012) to support the design of mental health education for PCPs, the PTCAP curriculum focuses on teaching clinical skills that practitioners may need to deliver mental health care to children, youth, and their families.
The modules below provide PCPs with a menu of techniques that they can choose from depending on the situation and apply within the context and timeframe of a typical medical appointment. The skills are geared to assisting PCPs in mutually prioritizing concerns and charting a course of action with families, to address concerns over time.
This module focuses on providing primary care providers (PCPs) with “common skills” - interviewing/counseling skills that can be used to facilitate an effective mental health conversation with children/families.
This module provides assessments, diagnostic criteria, and management strategies for Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Disruptive Behaviour Disorders.
The module also describes broad-based, brief interventions that can provide immediate relief and optimism for those affected by ADHD and other disruptive disorders.
This module provides assessments, diagnostic criteria, and management strategies for Anxiety, mood/depression, and suicide.
The module also describes broad-based, brief interventions that can provide immediate relief and optimism for those affected by anxiety, mood disorders, or suicidality.