Be Merge for Infants and Children (BMIC)

Be Merge for Infants and Children

 

Despite the availability of effective services and supports, there are average delays of 8 to 10 years from the onset of symptoms to intervention…critical developmental years in the life of a child. This gap can be closed if primary care providers and school personnel are better trained and equipped to identify mental health concerns early.

 

Be Merge for Infants and Children (BMIC)

MHAPBC's Be Merge for Infants and Children Program helps pediatric primary care providers proactively identify and respond to potential and current mental health issues that exist within infants, children and adolescents. The program helps pediatricians become skillful and confident in identifying and addressing children’s mental health concerns. Our services include:

  • -Screening for mental health concerns by trained mental health professionals and interns.

-Training for pediatric primary care providers to assist with recognition, diagnosis, and management of infants, children and adolescents with or at-risk for mental health disorders.

-Phone consultation for referrals to mental health specialists using MHAPBC’s provider database.

-Technical assistance with billing for screening and brief interventions.

-Vetting and managing inquiries from mental health providers who want to practice in your office.

-Ongoing technical and clinical support by the BMIC Team.

Sign up today for our NEW online Be Merge for Infants and Children Training

BMIC Online Training Modules (CMEs/CEs available through USF Health for physicians, nurses, and mental health professionals):

  1. Overview of Be Merge for Infants & Children
  2. Systems Theory, Social-Emotional Wellness and Systemic Approaches to Integrative Pediatric Care
  3. Mental Health Disorders of Infants and Children
  4. Interviewing Children and Families
  5. Mental Health Screening
  6. Billing
  7. Pediatric Psychopharmacology
  8. Mental Health Integration Strategies

Contact us today at 561-832-3755 or info@mhapbc.org about enrolling in the BMIC Training! To register for this training,  click HERE.


 

Benefits of participating in BMIC for your practice: Better patient outcomes; improved treatment compliance; improved office productivity; opportunities for expanded billing; and lower risk of diagnosis or treatment errors.

Participants receive a resource and billing toolkit upon completion of the training. The toolkits include a wealth of information, including mental health screening tools, parent handouts, and a comprehensive resource directory. 

Our training and technical assistance program (Be Merge and Be Merge for Infants and ChildrenTM) is accredited by the University of South Florida Health (USF Health).  Copyright © 2013 Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. All Rights Reserved

 

 

BMIC for Schools

The MHA clinical team has engaged with the School District of Palm Beach County, training school counselors, teachers, and key staff how to proactively address and effectively respond to mental health issues in students. To date, over 300 school personnel have been trained by our team. Trained personnel received a DVD of mental health resources, including screening tools and our Resource Directory.

Please contact us at info@mhapbc.org if you are interested in learning more about mental health training and resources for school personnel.

 

Clinical Internship Program

MHA offers a clinical internship program for students enrolled in bachelor-level or master's-level psychology, mental health counseling, social work, or similar programs. Those who are interested in learning how to provide services in medical settings are encouraged to contact our Intern Coordinator at 561-832-3755 to learn more about the program.

Opportunities exist for Registered Interns, as well!

 

Interested in Volunteering?

A healthy child is one with a healthy body and a healthy mind. Please join us in our mission to promote the social-emotional health of children in our community by creating an effective system of care. Call us today at 561-832-3755 to find out how you can get involved!