a regional provider for
Project TEACH

The Program

One million children in New York State have mental health needs. There is a shortage of child psychiatrists across the state and few in rural areas. We all recognize these facts. And the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) has a plan in place to address this.

Project TEACH is one way that OMH is working to meet the mental health needs of children and families. Its mission is to strengthen and support pediatric primary care providers (PCPs) in New York State to provide care for mild to moderate mental health conditions and link children and families to the available mental health services in their area.

CAP PC is one of two regional providers that deliver services for Project TEACH. We cover more than 80% of the state in Regions 1 and 3 (upstate, New York City, and Long Island).  C.A.P.E.S. is the regional provider for Region 2 (eastern New York).

CAP PC is a collaboration between the Departments of Psychiatry at several renowned institutions:

  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Consultation and Support

One million children in New York State have mental health needs. Project TEACH is the New York State Office of Mental Health’s response to meet the mental health needs of children and families.


Educational Programs

As part of Project TEACH, the team at CAP PC provides CME-certified education programs. They are free of any cost to PCPs. This includes webinars, evening programs, and core trainings.

The core trainings are programs that we lead on-site at your practice. They can be one 5-hour program or 2-3 shorter sessions depending on the needs of the practice. Our team covers assessment and management of essential problems in mental health for children and adolescents.

Project TEACH also partners with the REACH Institute to offer a premier education program called the Mini Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. This is a 28-hour CME-certified training program. It addresses how to recognize, assess, and manage mild-to-moderate mental health concerns in children and adolescents. This intensive training was developed by Peter Jensen, MD, and a group of internationally renowned medical teachers. It consists of a three-day dynamic workshop that involves interactive learning methods. It also includes case-based phone conferences twice per month for 6 months.

Project TEACH has the Support of

The REACH Institute
The American Academy of Pediatrics
New York State Academy of Family Physicians