REACH PPP Training

For Virginia PCPs treating pediatric mental and behavioral health

VMAP offers this training program developed by The REACH Institute, adapted for Virginia primary care providers.

Interactive Live Training
A dynamic three-day, 16-hour interactive course focused on building skills and confidence in diagnosing and treating pediatric behavioral health problems.

Case-Based Learning
The training continues with a six-month, case-based distance learning program. Participants join 12 bi-monthly, 1-hour group conference calls with Virginia primary care and child psychiatry experts to learn how to manage cases in daily practice.

Course Goals


Correctly identify and differentiate among pediatric behavioral health problems such as childhood depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety states (including PTSD), oppositional and conduct disorders, and psychosis.


Effectively manage psychopharmacology: selecting medications, initiating and tapering dosages, monitoring improvements, and identifying and minimizing medication side effects.


Create and implement a treatment plan by mobilizing existing resources like family members, school personnel, and other professional caregivers.

Register for REACH

All participants receive a custom toolkit with guides, assessment instruments, dosing and side effect charts, medication comparison tables, and handouts for patients and parents. In partnership with VA-AAP. Questions? Contact

April 26-28, 2024

In-Person – Norfolk, Virginia


August 23 – 25, 2024


October 11 – 13, 2024


November 15 – 17, 2024


Learning Credits

* In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and VCU Health Continuing Education. VCU Health Continuing Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

VCU Health Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 28.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn 28.25 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit. Note: Post-test must be completed by March 2, 2023 to receive ABP MOC credit.

VCU Health Continuing Education designates this activity for a maximum of 28.25 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

VCU Health Continuing Education has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 28.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.