NC-PAL is developing new programming to provide support in non-clinical settings, as well as specialized programming for clinicians.
New programs are being piloted in select sites across North Carolina. For more information, please contact us.
NC-PAL is collaborating with NC AHEC to implement the collaborative care model (CoCM) in select pediatric primary care settings. For more information, please visit the NC AHEC CoCM website.
We work with early childhood leaders and professionals in select Children’s Developmental Services Agencies (CDSAs) from across the state. This work is focused on modeling education consultation services and developing programming specific to the mental and behavioral health needs of children aged zero to five and their families.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
NC-PAL is working closely with leaders and professionals in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) from across the state to develop programming specific to the mental and behavioral health needs of individuals with I/DD and their families.
NC-PAL is working closely with state and district-level school leadership to develop mental and behavioral health programming specific to school settings. NC-PAL piloted an educational series for school-based support staff in the academic year 2022-2023.
Social Services Support
NC-PAL is working closely with state and county-level Department of Social Services (DSS) leadership to develop mental and behavioral health programming specific to social service settings. NC-PAL is currently piloting a tailored model of education and consultation services with select county-level DSS agencies.
Rapid Response Team
The NC DHHS Rapid Response Team (RRT) is an interdisciplinary team that meets each weekday to collaboratively resolve the immediate needs of children in DSS custody who are in need of placement. NC-PAL psychiatrists and psychologists participate in RRT meetings to assist with case reviews and provide consultation on psychiatric diagnosis, medication management, and/or best-practice psychotherapeutic intervention.
NC-PAL promotes equity in behavioral health for North Carolina’s youth and families.
We do this by providing mental health consultation and education to North Carolina clinical and social service providers—building their mental health knowledge and capacity.
All but four counties in North Carolina face a shortage of mental health professionals.
Primary care providers (PCPs) are often the only clinicians available to diagnose and treat pediatric and perinatal mental illness. Surveys of these clinicians have identified gaps in training and comfort with managing mental health care.
Our monthly newsletters cover behavioral health topics and how they impact families, offer provider-focused wellness activities, and introduce you to members of our team.