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Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Resources

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Conditions

Community Resources

Providers at community mental health centers and in private practice can diagnose and treat mental health issues.

ADHD

Child abuse or neglect

Sexual abuse or sexual assault

Learning disabilities and neuropsychological testing

DSHS/Medicaid

If your child is covered only by DSHS/Medicaid and lives outside King County, we can only treat your child in our clinics if their county has a contract with us for services. Medicaid requires patients to see a mental health provider who has a contract in the county where the patient lives. Look up providers by county.

Current Studies

CARES: Collaborative Adolescent Research on Emotion and Suicide

Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington are providing specialty treatment for adolescents engaging in suicidal behaviors and studying how to help reduce them. We are accepting teenagers (ages 13–18) that are seeking treatment for self-injurious behaviors. See study participation information (PDF).

Recommended Reading

Tools for families

Eating disorders

Booklists

Classes

Group treatment is available

Seattle Children's offers a number of groups for patients and families of the outpatient psychiatry clinics. The groups can provide hands-on skills and education to children and adolescents who struggle with their emotions and behaviors. Some patients may be referred only to groups or to both individual and group therapy. Some families will benefit from parent seminars which provide skills and education to parents without the child present. Please inquire about the best option for your child during your evaluation feedback meeting with your provider.

Most groups run for 8 to 12 weeks and repeat. If you would like more information about a group, please contact our Psychiatry Support and Crisis Services team at 206-987-2164, option #2.

All links below are to PDFs.

Groups for Kids

DiagnosisGroup Name
AnxietyAnxiety Program Groups
AnxietyTaking Action About Anxiety Group for Kids and Adolescents
AnxietyTaking Action for Social Anxiety: Teen Group
Eating disorderSkills Training for Adolescents in Recovery (S.T.A.R.) Group
Eating disorderMindfulness and Art Therapy
Eating disorderMeal Support (PDF)
Emotional dysregulationJedi Masters: Coping Skills for Tweens
Emotional dysregulationCoping Skills for Teens
Social and self-regulation skillsMaking Friends Group
Social and self-regulation skillsMaking Friends: Tween Group


Groups for Parents

Diagnosis/SubjectGroup Name
ADHDParenting Children with ADHD: Behavior Management Group
ADHDTOPS Group: Teen Organization Planning and Study Skills
AnxietyAnxiety Program Groups
AnxietyHelping Your Anxious Child: Parenting Group (Seattle and Bellevue)
BehaviorManaging Disruptive Behaviors Parenting Program
ParentingHelping Your Adolescent with Coping Skills Parenting Group

Videos

Parents Are Invited to Join the Psychiatry Family Advisory Group

  • Is your child receiving care, or has your child recently received care, at Seattle Children’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine (Seattle Children’s Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Unit or outpatient clinic, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, Seattle Children’s at Overlake Tower in Bellevue or the Autism Center)?
  • Do you have a collaborative spirit and enjoy working with a team of people?
  • Would you like to use your experience as a parent to help improve services for all families seen in our department?
  • Would you like to help identify and work on specific projects which support and promote family-centered care?

If so, we’d like to talk with you about joining our Psychiatry Family Advisory Group. We are always looking for interested parents. We meet on the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Seattle Children's main campus. If you are interested, please email Cindy Langdon or call her at 206-987-8919.

Contact Us

Children’s Autism Center

206-987-8080

Odessa Brown

206-987-7210

Seattle Children's at Overlake

206-987-2164

Seattle Children's Main Campus – Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

206-987-2055 (Inpatient Psychiatric Unit)

Seattle Children's Main Campus – Outpatient Clinic

206-987-2164

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Seattle Children's Autism Center presents The Autism Blog, a new way for providers to share with parents and caregivers what we continue to learn.