Child and Adolescent Embedded Behavioral Health Service
The Child and Adolescent Embedded Behavioral Health Service (CAEBH) combines the School Behavioral Health Program and Pediatric Behavioral Health Primary Care under one service to deliver 1st line treatment and coordinated care for child and adolescent behavioral health concerns. Providers embed within Fort Belvoir Elementary School and the Departments of Pediatrics and Family Medicine at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital to provide evidence based and practice informed treatments for our beneficiaries. Meeting patients and families in familiar environments allows for preventive measures, early intervention, and specialized treatments to ensure the best outcomes for health, well-being, and academic success.
Provide interdisciplinary and collaborative evidence based and practice informed treatments that meet patients and families where they are, reducing barriers and stigma for behavioral health care, enabling preventive strategies to reduce the need for elevated behavioral health services, and fostering collaboration between primary stakeholders in children’s lives from parents, to schools, diverse community agencies, and medical personnel.
Individual Program Goals
School Behavioral Health Program
- To partner with Fort Belvoir Elementary School to provide prevention, evaluation, early identification, intervention and treatment for students.
- To remove barriers to behavioral health services and promote students’ availability for learning by providing services within the school.
- To improve educational, relational, and social functioning of students through evidence based treatments.
- To collaborate with school staff to provided needed supports to allow students to reach their full academic potential.
- To provided consultation and training for educational staff regarding behavioral health issues.
Pediatric Primary Care Behavioral Health
- To work in collaboration with primary care providers to identify, assess and treat mild and moderate emotional and behavioral problems at the lowest level, effectively preventing the development of complex behavioral health disorders.
- To provide psychoeducation for medical staff to further their understanding of the biopsychosocial model in the management of health conditions in general.
- To facilitate referrals when patient’s presenting emotional and behavioral concerns need elevation to specialized behavioral health care.
- To streamline communication between primary care providers and behavioral health specialties.