Northbound Partners with CHOC for CEU Event on the Children’s Mental Health Initiative

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Children’s mental health is an area of vast importance, and Northbound is teaming up with CHOC to bring more awareness to the need for quality care.

The Missing Link: The Creation of CHOC Children’s Mental Health Initiative
As a leader in the behavioral healthcare industry, Northbound is proud to support CHOC's initiative in building a program that will serve the children and families in our community.

Healthcare providers have recognized a growing need for higher quality care for children, teens, and young adults in Orange County in the area of mental health. In May 2015, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) began creating the Children’s Mental Health Center to provide inpatient care for young patients as well as connections to robust outpatient services. This center is the first of its kind in Orange County and Northbound is proud to support this initiative and raise awareness of the importance of children’s mental health. Northbound will be partnering with CHOC to hold “The Missing Link: The Creation of CHOC Children’s Mental Health Initiative,” a free CEU event for healthcare professionals on Thursday, August 25, 2016.

“As a mother of four children in Orange County, It is imperative that there are pediatric mental health services available given the current scarcity of resources for children in this county,” said Emily Bielen, Director of Referral Relations. “As a leader in the behavioral healthcare industry, Northbound is proud to support CHOC's initiative in building a program that will serve the children and families in our community.”

CHOC is committed to partnering with community leaders and organizations such as Northbound to create an exceptional pediatric mental health system for children and their families. Attendees will learn more about this mental health initiative, its objectives, and the growing need for inpatient and outpatient treatment programs for children, during the one-and-a-half-hour presentation. This is a landmark initiative for Southern California and the ongoing care of children with mental health disorders and co-occurring disorders. In addition to the Mental Health Center, a Co-Occurring Clinic was also opened in September 2015.

The presentation will be given by Dr. Heather Huszti, a licensed psychologist and the head of the CHOC Mental Health Initiative. She is the Chief Psychologist at CHOC Children’s and Section Chief for Pediatric Psychology. Throughout her career, she has served as principal investigator on several research projects regarding adherence to treatments for medical illnesses. Pediatric psychology, children and families struggling with life stress and mental health issues, and techniques to help reduce pain are her main areas of interest.

This 1.0 CEU credit event may be beneficial for a wide range of healthcare professionals including psychologists, counselors, social workers, and addiction professionals. CE Learning Systems and Northbound have been approved to offer continuing education for the American Psychological Association, the Association of Social Work Boards, the California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators, the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addiction Disorders, and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals.

“The Missing Link: The Creation of CHOC Children’s Mental Health Initiative” will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Boathouse Collective, 1640 Pomona Avenue, Costa Mesa, California. The event is free to attend and will offer 1.0 CEU credit for completion. Northbound encourages interested individuals to attend the program and learn more about the phenomenal efforts provided by this initiative and the positive difference it can make in the lives of children and their families in Orange County.


Northbound is located in Orange County, Calif., and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and is a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP). Northbound provides its clients with individualized treatment programs covering the full spectrum of care, from detox and residential treatment to outpatient programs and support services, for those seeking to overcome substance use and mental health disorders and achieve lifelong recovery. Clients will establish a healthier lifestyle through participating in a variety of individual and group therapies grounded in evidence-based practices, holistic approaches and gender specific programming. Northbound takes an individualized approach to care that allows clients to make the most of their recovery and overcome the challenges they face in a safe, supportive environment. Additional information about Northbound can be obtained by visit their website:

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