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FAST Ways to Support Kids With Mental Health Concerns in the PCP Office

November 1, 2023

FAST resources for PCPs

FAST offers brief, evidence-based behavioral therapy for many common mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety. The program and materials are intentionally designed for use in settings where kids would not typically receive longer-term treatment, such as primary care clinics and schools.

You can learn more about FAST and check out their free resource materials for providers on their website.

Resources include two-page “snapshot” handouts in English and Spanish that can be given out to kids and families as a first step prior to referring them for clinician-guided intervention. They cover these common mental health conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Behavior problems
  • Depression
  • Parenting teens
  • Trauma
  • Early childhood concerns
  • Other topics: sleep, teens and technology, racism/discrimination and LGBTQ+ mental health

FAST has created two new posters ideally suited for waiting or exam rooms with QR codes that links to tipsheets on common mental health concerns. Please consider hanging these posters in your clinics where teens and parents will be able to view them and access the resources on their phones.

2024 Trainings

Register now for these 2024 events designed for primary care-based behavioral health providers by the First Approach Skills Training (FAST) Program:

For questions about resources or provider training opportunities, please contact us at