PMHCA Project: SBHCs & Project Teach

About Project TEACH

Project TEACH is a program funded by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH). Additional information can be found here.

Telephone Consultations: Clinical Access Line: 1-855-227-7272

Available Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Project TEACH allows prescribers in New York State to speak directly with a child and adolescent psychiatrist and/or reproductive psychiatrist. Ask questions, discuss cases, review treatment options, or obtain referral assistance. Whatever you need to support the mental health needs of the patients in your practice.

If you have a question about pediatric or perinatal mental health, here’s how the access line works:


  1. You (or someone in their office familiar with the case) can call the clinical line: 1-855-227-7272.
  2. A behavioral health expert (liaison coordinator) answers, gathers intake information, and responds to questions  about resources.
  3. Then, within 30 minutes (or at a requested time), a child/adolescent or perinatal psychiatrist will call you, the prescriber.

2024 SBHC Clinician Training Schedule

Child & Adolescent Mental Health: Core Training Series for School-Based Health Clinicians

This Project TEACH core training series is designed to help clinicians address the mental health needs of children and adolescents as they present within school-based health clinics. Child and adolescent psychiatrists will lead the sessions in collaboration with a primary care clinician.  Five hours (5.0 CME) of child/adolescent mental health curriculum, plus time for questions and answers, will be provided over the course of four events.

1)  Tuesday, April 16 – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  •  “The Management of Aggression in Children & Adolescents” and “Trauma-Informed Care in the School-Based Health Setting”
  •  Presentation led by Nayla Khoury, MD 

2)  Tuesday, May 14 – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

  • “Treatment of Child and Adolescent Depression and Safety Planning in Primary Care”
  •  Presentation led by Jason Herrick, MD

Throughout the trainings, clinicians will become effective in assessment of symptoms and management of psychopharmacology, including: 

  • selecting medications for individual patients; 
  • initiating and tapering dosages; 
  • monitoring improvements; and 
  • identifying and minimizing medication side effects.  

An emphasis is also placed on developing treatment plans that utilize existing resources, such as family members, school personnel, and other professional caregivers.  When and how to connect to Project TEACH services will be discussed as well as best practices for billing and coding within school-based health.

One registration form provides access to all programs in the series.


Additional Project Teach Training Opportunities

Child and Adolescent Mental Health: 2-Day Intensive Training

“Child and Adolescent Mental Health for Primary Care Clinicians”

Sunday, April 14th: 9:40 am – 5 pm* Lunch is included.
Monday, April 15th: 8:45 am – 4 pm
** Breakfast & Lunch are included.

Registration begins at 9 am.

Renaissance Albany Hotel (Albany, NY)   •  15.0 CME Credits Available
Click Here to Register

Created with an understanding of the challenges that primary care clinicians face in their day-to-day practices, this training series provides knowledge and solutions to help PCCs assess, treat and manage common mental health concerns in children and youth. The series includes the 2-day, in-person training and 3, virtual follow-up sessions. All modules will be interactive and are presented by an expert faculty consisting of child/adolescent psychiatrists and pediatricians.

Course topics include:

  • Trauma-Informed Care 
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • ADHD 
  • Aggression
  • Suicide Assessment and Management
  • Unipolar/Bipolar Depression

Follow Up Sessions: Attendees of the 2-day training are eligible and encouraged to participate in 3 virtual follow-up sessions. These sessions take place on the following Wednesday from Noon – 1pm:

  • April 24 – “Non Suicidal, Self-Injurious Behavior”
  • May 1 – “A PCP’s Guide to Assessment and Management of Eating Disorders in Youth”
  • May 8 – “A PCP’s Guide to Understanding and Collaborating with Schools”

For additional details about this program, including faculty bios and the event agenda, visit the event’s webpage by clicking here: Spring Child/Adolescent Intensive Training Details

Register for this child/adolescent mental health program by April 11, 2024.

For More Information About  

NYSBHA’s PMHCA Project: Contact

PMHCA in NYS: Contact Claire Drake, Health Program Coordinator for the NYSDOH Bureau of Child Health: 

Project Teach: Contact