EMPOWER Centers of Excellence in Family Behavioral Health is offering a special training series for busy pediatricians and other primary care providers who treat families.

Sponsored by EMPOWER Centers, the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (CO AAP) and the University of Colorado School of Medicine (UCSOM), this training series will offer a unique and informative way for pediatricians to obtain valuable insight into common mental health challenges and how to address them in their practices.

Collaborating with mental health experts is a wonderful way for pediatricians to ensure they are enlisting every avenue to achieve optimal health in kids they treat.

  • According to the Department of Health and Human Services, about 20 percent of American youths experience behavioral health issues severe enough to merit treatment. It is also the most costly of all children’s health care needs, constituting up to 40 percent of visits to some pediatric practices according to a 2011 study.
  • Many families who seek psychiatric help for their children do so from their primary care pediatricians who write approximately 85 percent of all psychotropic medications according to a report by the American Psychiatric Association.

Through this training, EMPOWER Centers seeks to build collaboration, increase experiential knowledge sharing, and help kids get well-rounded physical and mental health care.

Plus….did we mention gourmet bagels, smears and hot coffee for the morning trainings and tapas and wine for the evening trainings? We like to learn in an enjoyable atmosphere.


Colorado Pediatric Training Series

Morning Trainings:

  • Time: 7 – 8:30 am
  • Dates & Topics:
    • Feb. 18 Treatment Resistant, Complex ADHD
    • Jun. 2 Medication Algorithm for Anxiety
    • Oct. 6 School Refusing Kids & Teens
  • Location: EMPOWER Centers 6530 S. Yosemite St #210, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • Cost: $5.00 per person
  • Menu: Fresh gourmet bagels, flavored smears, hot coffee and tea
  • Registration: https://empowercenters.org/peds

Evening Trainings:

  • Time: 6 – 7:30 pm
  • Dates & Topics:
    • Apr. 7 Medication Algorithm for Depression
    • Aug. 4 Explosive, Defiant Preschoolers
    • Dec. 1 Moody, Snarky Defiant Teens
  • Location: EMPOWER Centers 6530 S. Yosemite St #210, Greenwood Village, CO 80111
  • Cost: $25.00
  • Menu: Gourmet hot tapas and wine selection
  • Registration: https://EMPOWERCenters.org/peds