About Duke IPMH
Welcome to Duke Integrated Pediatric Mental Health!
Duke IPMH is dedicated to creating a unified continuum of care to improve children’s mental health at Duke, in Durham, and beyond. Our central goals are to streamline access to care within the Duke system, and to work closely with Duke and community partners to address systemic challenges, provide support and share information. Our vision is to help Durham become a national model for effective and collaborative pediatric mental health care.
Duke IPMH is housed within Duke's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Many IPMH team members are clinicians and staff within the Child and Family Mental Health and Community Psychiatry Division. The IPMH team also includes members from Duke's Department of Pediatrics and the Center for Child and Family Policy. We are all dedicated to creating a unified continuum of care for our community's children and their families, as they grow from infancy to adulthood.
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Adolescents Transitioning to Leadership and Success (ATLAS) offers a range of Duke-affiliated services developed to foster resilience and independence in adolescents and young adults with special healthcare needs. Each program aims to help youth thrive as they transition from childhood to adulthood. In addition, ATLAS strives to provide support for parents around this transition. If you have any questions about ATLAS programming, please e-mail email@example.com or call 919-385-0842.
Please note that to join any of our programs, you will need to speak to a staff member first to determine which program(s) are the best fit and sign a participation agreement. All programs are returning in person this fall, and a virtual option will be offered as well unless otherwise noted.
A mentoring program in which middle school students and high school students with chronic health conditions and college student mentors also with chronic conditions meet monthly to share their experiences growing up with chronic illness and pursue leadership development and life success. This group also has a parent group and will continue to offer a virtual option.
Meetings are held on the first Thursday evening of the month from 5-8:30pm in the School of Nursing. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or complete the appropriate participant agreement to sign up:
Meeting dates are as follows (topics coming soon):
LEAP (Leadership, Experience, Advocacy and Progress) Program
A peer support program where individuals between the ages of 18-28 who live with chronic health conditions meet regularly to share their experiences as they move towards independence and into adult healthcare. Meetings will be held the fourth Thursday of every other month. Please note that LEAP is a virtual group. Contact email@example.com for more information or complete the participant agreement to sign up:
Meeting dates are as follows (topics coming soon):
A monthly health and wellness program for young adults ages 18-30 with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families. ATLASfit meets the third Wednesday of each month in the Lenox-Baker Clinic. If you are interested in ATLASfit, you can complete the participation agreement below. You must speak to an ATLASfit staff member to make sure it is a good fit before you can attend a meeting. This group also includes a parent group. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or complete the participant agreement to sign up:
(same form for participant and parent)
Meeting dates are as follows:
A three-day summer leadership program (part camp and part conference) for adolescents and young adults ages with chronic health conditions. This year Campference will be held Wednesday, July 26, to Friday, July 28. We are excited to share that Campference will be held in-person this year for ages 16-24. Registration is first come, first served and will close July 10.
Jodie’s Prom at Duke Children’s
Our annual prom, now named in honor and memory of our beloved director, Jodie Neukirch Elliot, LCSW, is a celebration of life and accomplishment for our patients.
Jodie’s Prom will be held on April 20, 2024, at the Duke Children’s Health Center.
ATLAS programming is generously funded by the Pratt Family Foundation, the Duke Hospital Auxiliary, and private donations.
If you would like to support ATLAS programming, including Prom, ATLAS Leadership, ATLASfit, Campference, and more, please click the orange button below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your gift, please contact Whitney Martin, senior director of development for the neurosciences & behavioral health, at (919) 451-3758 or email@example.com.
If you would prefer to send a donation by mail, please address a check to Duke University and list ATLAS (Dr. Maslow) in the memo line. Please mail check to the following address:
Duke Health Development
Attn: ATLAS / Whitney Martin
300 W. Morgan Street, Suite 1000
Durham, NC 27701
Are you ...
- between 16 and 22 years of age?
- living with a chronic health condition?
- wanting support with managing your health condition?
You could be eligible to participate in a paid research study—read on for more details!
Purpose of Study
We are conducting a study to examine the efficacy of a peer coaching intervention, Peer i-Coaching for Activated Self-Management Optimization (PiCASO), on self-management outcomes for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) living with chronic health conditions. The PiCASO intervention uses a telephone/text based secure interface to allow AYAs access to knowledge, experience, and support from a trained peer coach.
- Between 16 and 22 years of age
- Diagnosed during childhood with one of the following:
- Sickle Cell Disease
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Severe Asthma
- Stem Cell Transplant
- Organ Transplant
- Cancer Survivor
- Read and speak English
- Access to smartphone
Criteria for Becoming a Peer Coach
- Young adult between 18 and 30 years of age
- Exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
- Reads and speaks English
- Access to internet via computer or tablet
- Access to telephone
- Available for two two-day, in-person trainings
- Available to work 6-10 hours per week
Jodie’s Prom at Duke Children’s—formerly known as the Duke Children's Prom—is held annually each spring for current and former Duke Children Hospital patients aged 12 and up.
The Duke Children's Prom was renamed "Jodie's Prom at Duke Children's" in 2023 in honor of social worker Jodie Neukirch Elliott.
Held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, we had a drive through option from 10 to 11am, handed out bags to all the inpatients, and then held our Virtual Retro Prom Program at 6pm. Each participant received a “prom box” with lots of neon 1980’s themed items. The virtual prom program included music, interactive games, messages from Duke staff to participants, special guests, and a live raffle!
ATLAS: The Program behind the Prom
The Adolescents Transitioning to Leadership and Success (ATLAS) program is responsible for coordination and planning of prom. ATLAS offers a range of Duke-affiliated services developed to foster resilience and independence in adolescents and young adults with special healthcare needs. Each program aims to help youth thrive as they transition from childhood to adulthood. In addition, ATLAS strives to provide support for parents around this transition. If you have any questions about ATLAS programming, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (919) 385-0842.
Learn more about our Adolescents Transitioning to Leadership and Success (ATLAS) programs.
To learn more about Prom, check out this article.
The Duke Children’s Prom is generously funded by the Meg’s Smile Foundation, Duke STORES, the Duke Hospital Auxiliary, and private donations, and coordinated by the ATLAS Programs team. ATLAS programming is also supported by the Pratt Family Foundation, the Duke Hospital Auxiliary and private donations.
If you would like to support Prom and other ATLAS programs, please click the blue button below. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your gift, please contact Morgan Pope, director of development, at 919-385-3121 or email@example.com.
If you would prefer to send a donation by mail, please address a check to Duke University and list ATLAS Prom (Dr. Maslow) in the memo line. Please mail check to the following address:
Duke Health Development
Attn: ATLAS / Morgan Pope
300 West Morgan Street, Suite 1000
Durham, NC 27701
CAST (Substance Use Treatment)
Duke’s Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Substance Use Treatment (CAST) program for adolescents and their families has more than a 20-year history of providing evidence-based substance use services for adolescents aged 13-24 and their families.
We provide a broad range of recovery-oriented services for adolescents, young adults, and families suffering from the harmful effects of substance use. We start with a comprehensive evaluation which includes a clinical interview with the adolescent/ young adult and family including urine drug screening. Following our comprehensive evaluations, we share our clinical impressions and recommendations for care tailored to the needs of the individual.
Our clinicians know the resources available for outpatient, intensive outpatient, crisis stabilization, residential and long term residential treatment. We realize that many adolescents and young adults come to evaluations with some hesitation, and our clinicians are trained in working with people who may be ambivalent about change.
We view substance use problems as having biological, psychological, social, family, and spiritual manifestations. We know that recovery is possible and that the most effective program involves treating the whole person and family.
- Comprehensive substance use disorder evaluations and recommendations
- Individual, family, group therapy
- Intensive outpatient therapy
- School-mandated substance use treatment programs
- Therapy for individuals provided opioid replacement treatment
- Therapeutic modalities utilized:
- Family systems, motivational enhancement, cognitive behavioral, psycho-educational, introduction to social support networks.
- David Goldston, PhD - Program Director, Psychologist
- Paul Nagy, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS - Program Clinical Supervisor
- Gary Sauls, LCAS - Program Founder and Senior Consultant
- Annise Weaver, MS, CRC - Administrative Manager
- Angela M. Tunno, Ph.D., MS - Group Leader, Psychologist
- Anna Van Dis, LCSW - Teen Yoga Instructor, Social Worker
- Jeremy Grove, PhD - Group Leader, Psychologist
- Savannah Johnson, MA - Predoctoral Psychology Trainee
- Samuel Brotkin, MA - Predoctoral Psychology Trainee
Outpatient Substance Use Evaluations (OPE)
Outpatient evaluations include comprehensive individual and family interviews, urine drug screening, and a feedback session to the adolescent/young adult and family members to discuss recommendations for treatment or referral. The evaluation covers all areas of functioning. Clinicians have expert knowledge of local or national services for referral or placement. Outpatient psychiatric evaluations can be arranged when indicated.
Outpatient Individual and Family Substance Use Treatment Program (OPT)
Outpatient treatment typically occurs once or twice a week. Urine drug testing is a part of this model. Psychiatric evaluation and medication management can be arranged as needed. Clinicians take a family systems approach in many cases, also providing psycho-education, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational enhancement therapy depending on the needs of the adolescent or young adult.
Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Treatment Program (IOP)
We provide the industry standard of nine hours per week of group therapy for the IOP with an additional hour of weekly family therapy. Patient and families may utilize our twenty-four hour on-call pager that greatly decreases family conflict, improves crisis stabilization, and works to eliminate visits to emergency facilities. Patients participate in weekly yoga and meditation, DBT-informed skills groups, and cognitive behavioral relapse prevention groups. We also help introduce our patients to members of the local recovery community so that they can see recovery as a lived reality. We use a family systems model for family work in both the parent support groups and the multi-family groups. Psychiatric and/ or psychological evaluations are available upon entrance into the program and when necessary thereafter. Outpatient, individual, family and group counseling are available as a step down from the IOP.
Drug Education and Counseling (DEAC)
This program is for adolescents who have violated school system policies regarding possession and/ or use of alcohol or drugs on school property. Eight to twelve hours of family-centered substance use education and counseling are provided as an alternative to long term suspension. This program serves local schools including the public schools in Durham and Wake counties.
For all referrals, contact the CAST team at (919) 681-2091.