Priority mental health disorders of children and adolescents in primary-care pediatric settings in India 4: training and capacity building

Indian J Pediatr. 2012 Jan:79 Suppl 1:S39-44. doi: 10.1007/s12098-011-0429-6. Epub 2011 May 27.


Training in the primary-care child and adolescent mental health should take into consideration the local milieu, national health care education and development. It should aim to improve the mental health knowledge, competency as well as develop professional relationships between various primary, secondary and tertiary-care mental health providers to enhance outcomes. The collaborative training between the various stakeholders in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) should be enhanced. Currently, the favoured methods, to augment the training for practicing Primary-care Physicians, like CME and short training programs with their specific goals, settings and methodology are well documented. However, to improve the skills in CAMH for medical trainees at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, restructuring of the curriculum is essential.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adolescent Health Services
  • Capacity Building / methods*
  • Child
  • Child Health Services
  • Education, Medical, Continuing*
  • Humans
  • India
  • Mental Disorders*
  • Mental Health
  • Pediatrics / education*
  • Physicians, Primary Care / education*
  • Primary Health Care