So, what’s The Scoop on CHOC Children’s Ambitious Pediatric Mental Health Initiative? Glad you asked because our Fight Night 21 charity partner this year is doing big things for our community.

CHOC understnads that mental health is just as important as physical health. To help some of the 150,000 Orange County children and teens who will struggle with mental health issues before their 18th birthday. Here are some of the components to this initiative:

Mental Health Inpatient Center – Designed for ages 3-17, this is the only center in Orange County that can accommodate children under the age of 12. The 18-bed Center opened in 2018, with the majority of support for construction coming from private sources. (Marconi Foundation for Kids donated a hefty amount to help fund the Center. Our name is on the staff’s recharge room and we couldn’t be more pleased!)

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – This 8-week intervention is intended to help teens avoid a psychiatric hospitalization or re-admission. CHOC’s IOP utlizes the evidence=based ASPIRE ( After School Program Interventions and Resiliency Education ) program model.

Mental Health in Primary Care Settings – One-third of all visits to pediatricians are solely for psychological reasons. To identify children who are struggling as early as possible, CHOC provides depression screenings and psychological services in its clinics and promotes mental health care in all pediatric practices.

Mental Health Training Program – Since 2017, CHOC has addressed the shortage of qualified mental health care providers for children by providing regular training opportunities for therapists, school personnel and other professionals in the community.

Co-Occuring Clinc – This unique outpatient program treats children and teens who have mental health challenges in addition to serious or chronic physical illnesses or disabilities.

The continued investment of private donors, foundations and businesses will help CHOC offer hope and healing, ensuring that more children and teens grow up to be health, happy and productive adults.

This is the mental health initiative you would be supporting when attending Fight Night 21

Sponsorship starts at $650, click here to for sponsorship information. We hope you’ll support our mission to help CHOC help children in need. We can end the stigma surrounding mental health, together.

Information was provided by CHOC Children’s.

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