About the CPCP
The Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consultation Program (CPCP) goal is to improve mental health care for children in the state of Wisconsin by establishing consultative support from child psychiatrists, child psychologists, and social workers. Through education and consultation, primary care providers are able to offer timely, quality mental health care to children with mild to moderate mental and behavioral health concerns.
The goal of the CPCP is to improve mental health care for children and adolescents in the State of Wisconsin. We do this by educating the enrolled primary care providers regarding management of mild to moderate mental health issues that arise within their practices, as well as providing timely consultation with child psychiatrists, child psychologists, and care coordination staff in order to equip providers with better informed mental health care options. This allows children and adolescents to receive care for their mental health concerns on a timelier basis, by their provider in their medical home with the consultative support from a child and adolescent mental health team.
CPCP is a part of the National Network of Child Psychiatry Access Programs (NNCPAP) that promotes synergy and use of best practices within regional and state consultation programs. Through cross-program collaboration, we have ability to identify benefits of programs and address challenges and problems quickly. The network supports the "medical home" model, allowing the majority of care to be provided in the relatively low-cost primary care setting. The network encourages the reach of these programs to primary care practices throughout the country.
"My son's pediatrician told me of the CPCP services that she was enrolled in and how it worked. She said my son's treatment was outside the scope of her practice but that she could consult with child psychiatrists through this program. I agreed and trusted her. It was a quick turn-around in which my son's pediatrician called me to discuss medication and treatment options. He is currently stable and doing great in school, and he is even excelling in math! I have more respect for my pediatrician for seeking out assistance and using CPCP because we all don't know everything and need help. As the saying goes: It takes a village to raise a child."- Parent of a pediatrician that utilizes the program