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Finding the right mental health treatment for children and young adults can be challenging. The goal of the Mood, Anxiety, ADHD Collaborative Care (MAACC) program is to work with you and your pediatrician, using a team-based approach known as collaborative care, to personalize your child’s treatment and monitor your child’s progress. During involvement in MAACC your child will have ready access to mental health specialists through your pediatrician with treatment being communicated and coordinated between professionals.
Visit our MAACC for providers page for more information on MAACC referrals.
The MAACC program was developed to support children and young adults (ages 7-18) who have emerging mental health difficulties including anxiety, ADHD and depression.
This initial appointment will support the development of a treatment plan for your child. These appointments typically last 90 minutes.
You will be mailed a set of forms for you and your child to complete before your first appointment. There may also be times that we ask you to complete a measure over the phone with our care coordinator or send a measure to us via mail.
This is the written evaluation following your meeting with the psychologist that will be discussed with the MAACC child and adolescent psychiatrist and your pediatrician. Treatment plans typically include:
MAACC therapists include both Lurie Children’s Hospital psychologists and child and adolescent community therapists. MAACC works to find the best fit for your child, locating quality providers near your home, who provide evidence-based treatment (often Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and can see your child soon after an initial appointment with MAACC providers.
The pediatrician will be prescribing medication if it is recommended, with ongoing support from the MAACC child and adolescent psychiatrist on management and dosing. Your pediatrician has constant access to the psychiatrist through phone consultation.
The MAACC care coordinator contacts you to have you, your child, and sometimes your child’s teacher complete rating forms. This allows us to track progress from the first appointment. Additionally, we communicate with other care providers to adjust treatment plans based on the information we receive.