Diagnostic Toolkits

ADHD Toolkit document
The ADHD Care Guide contains information about the following topics: -Considering ADHD Diagnosis -Vanderbilt ADHD Teacher Rating Scale -Vanderbilt ADHD Parent Rating Scale -ADHD Stimulant Medications -ADHD Non-Stimulant Medications


Adolescent Screening Toolkit
Adolescent Screening
The Adolescent Screening Toolkit contains information about the following topics: -Toolkit Introduction -Pediatrics- Surveillance and Screening -Billing and Coding -How to Implement School-Age & Adolescent Social-Emotional Screenings in Your Practice -Healthy Child & Adolescent Development Promotion and Screening for Risk


Adolescent Depression
The Adolescent Depression Care Guide contains information about the following topics: -Adolescent Depression Co-Management Algorithms -Screening Guidance -Referral and Co-Management -Psychopharmacology -Resources (including screening tools)


The Anxiety Care Guide contains information about the following topics: -Anxiety Flowchart -Relaxation Therapy Tip Sheet -PTSD: Treating A Unique Anxiety Disorder -SCARED Traumatic Stress Disorder Scale -SCARED Rating Scale Scoring Aid -Anxiety Medications -Anxiety Resources


The Autism Care Guide contains information about the following topics: Considering an Autism Spectrum Disorder, Treatments for Autism and Difficulties Associated with Autism, Treating Maladaptive Behavior for the Developmentally Disabled Using Functional Analysis, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Tip Sheet, Psychiatric Medication  Considerations for Children with Autism and Autism Resources


Bipolar Disorder
The Bipolar Care Guide contains information about the following topics -Considering Bipolar -Bipolar Disorder Medications -ABNORMAL INVOLUNTARY MOVEMENT SCALE (AIMS) -Bipolar Disorder Resources


Substance Use Disorder
The Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Care Guide contains information about the following topics: Substance Use Concern? Diagnosis, Safety Check, Think about Comorbidity, The CRAFFT Interview (version 2.1) and Substance Use Resources


Online Resources

Montana Empowerment Center

Montana’s Parent Training Information Center (PTIs) are federally funded programs through the United States Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) authorized in Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). PTIs serve families of children with disabilities who are ages birth through 26. We serve families of children with full range of disabilities.

Children’s Alliance of Montana

The Children’s Alliance of Montana is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, training and technical assistance to Children’s Advocacy Centers and Multi-Disciplinary Teams across the state of Montana so that every child victim of abuse and his/her non-offending caregiver(s) has access to the services of a Children’s Advocacy Center and the expertise of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program Fact Sheet (HRSA)

The Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) Program promotes behavioral health integration into pediatric primary care using telehealth.

Rural Telehealth Toolkit

Evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations in identifying and implementing telehealth programs to address common challenges experienced in rural communities across the United States.

Parenting Montana

Easy-to-use parenting tools to support your child’s success from kindergarten through the teen years.

MAPP-Net Needs Assessment – Final Report

To better understand how to effectively accomplish the MAPP-Net objectives, the Rural Institute developed and implemented a statewide needs assessment initiative comprised of a review of relevant literature, two statewide surveys, and 17 key informant interviews.

Essentials of Urine Drug Screening

Drug screenings play a vital role in patient care and can help pharmacists aid in a diagnosis, document adherence, and potentially identify diversion of a substance. Understanding how to interpret drug screens can be complex secondary to cross-reactivity, drug metabolisms, patient characteristics, and manipulation of drug screens.

Psychotropic Medication Utilization Parameters for Children and Youth in Texas Public Behavioral Health (6th Version)

The Psychotropic Medication Utilization Parameters were developed to provide evidence-informed guidance on the use of psychotropic medication with children and youth and suggest parameters for utilization review.  It has long been recognized that the Parameters are based upon sound psychiatric principles and scientific evidence that apply to all children and adolescents who are treated with these medications.

Trauma-informed, Recovery-oriented System of Care Toolkit

The Trauma-informed, Recovery-oriented System of Care Toolkit, supported by the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration and piloted in 14 Indiana counties, is a field-informed toolkit developed by the National Council’s foremost experts in shaping recovery-oriented and trauma-informed approaches. It gives actionable guidance to create a framework to implement trauma-informed and recovery-focused initiatives, along with scripts, tools, concrete strategies, and recommendations for your community.