Clinical Practice Guideline for Mindfulness Interventions to Support Mental Health in Children and Youth

In 2021, both the Surgeon General of the United States and the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children’s Hospital Association made a declaration of national emergency in child and adolescent mental health.

Their call asks for stakeholders to “build multidisciplinary teams to implement services that are tailored to the needs of children and their families and provide culturally appropriate services in multiple languages and delivered by a diverse mental health workforce.”

As a result, ACIMH is developing this clinical practice guideline. Clinical practices guidelines (CPGs) play a fundamental role in improving healthcare and patients’ outcomes by helping clinicians make the best evidence-based decisions for their patients in a time-efficient manner.


Project Partners

The Academic Consortium was successfully nominated for PCORI funding support to develop this critical CPG, in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Integrative Medicine (AAP SOIM).

PCORI will conduct an evidence synthesis in mindfulness-based interventions for pediatric mental health to support the development of the Mindfulness Interventions to Support Mental Health for Children and Youth CPG.

A Call for Experts

We are looking for content experts to join ACIMH and Panel Chair Dr. Sunita Vohra as we partner with PCORI to develop a clinical practice guideline (CPG) focused on mindfulness interventions to support mental health in children and youth.

The established CPG will be disseminated to interested stakeholders including publishing the CPG in a high impact journal.

Interested in Particpating?

Complete the Expression of Interest form here: LINK

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