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Child Psychiatry Consultation Program
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About the Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP): 

The goal of the CPCP is to improve mental health care for children in state of Wisconsin. This is accomplished by educating the enrolled primary care providers, as well as providing timely consultation with child psychiatrists, child psychologists, and social workers so primary care providers can deliver better-informed mental health care. This allows children to be seen for their mental and behavioral health care needs sooner, in their medical homes, by their provider who is receiving education and consultative support from a child psychiatrist.

For more information on the CPCP, visit:

On March 2, 2017 WIAAP held a Conference titled Mental Health in the Pediatric Medical Home: Screening, Observation and Support. Handouts and resources from this conference can be viewed here


"Brief History of Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation to Primary Care Clinicians" 
Presentation by Richard Immler, MD addressing data surrounding the child and adolescent psychiatry workforce in Wisconsin, and the potential role of consultation in supporting primary care.

CPCP Fact Sheet and Brief (PDFs)
Mental Health in Primary Care Webinar Series (Link to Archives)
One hour webinars for primary care providers on mental and behavioral health topics, presented by child and adolescent psychiatrists and pediatricians, including didactic, case studies and Q&A.
Guidelines developed by Wisconsin experts providing best practices in early prevention and intervention for social and emotional development.

USA Today/Appleton Post-Crescent series on mental and behavioral health needs for children and adolescents in Wisconsin.

Information on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), Trauma-Informed Care, Resilience and Wisconsin resources.


About the pilots:

The Medical College of Wisconsin was awarded a $1 Million grant to serve children and youth in Milwaukee County and in 15 counties in northern Wisconsin, including Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Price, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, and Wood counties. The Milwaukee County area will augment the existing services provided through funds from the Charles E. Kubly Foundation.

Implementation of these two pilot regions, with related data collection, represents what will be a first step toward a statewide rollout with appropriate funding from the state. WIAAP continues to play a role as a stakeholder liaison between the CPCP program and the pediatric primary care providers it serves.

It has been an exciting process to identify our members' needs, be a leader in the research, discussion and planning of a working model, advocate for its passage into law, and to lend our expertise to the ongoing program.