Reference and Resource Materials

Insurance Plans covered through New Avenues and MBHN

Provider Reference Materials 

Provider Manual/Handbook is currently under revision, please contact New Avenues for current UM Policies and Procedures

Provider Behavioral Health Guidelines

New Avenues has adopted the Behavioral Health Practice Guidelines published by the American Psychiatric Association

Best Practice Information References

American Psychological Association

ADHD Links

American Academy of Pediatrics - Clinical Practice Guideline: Treatment of the School-Aged Child With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Summary of the Practice

Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment of Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Attention-Deficient/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Autism Links

Indiana Resource Center for Autism

Practice Parameters for the Assessment and Treatment.pdf

National Autism Center - Clinical Guidelines.pdf

About. Special. Kids

Indiana First Steps

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Autism Information Page

Autism Society of America

Autism Speaks

Autism Spectrum Disorders Booklet (PDF) 

Patient Health Questionnaire Screeners

Screening instruments to measure changes in functional status or symptoms

  • PHQ

  • PHQ-9

  • GAD-7

  • PHQ-15


  • Brief PHQ

  • Brief PHQ-4

Mental Health Resources

National Institute of Mental Health

National Mental Health Association

NMHA is the country's oldest and largest nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. Their site offers a resource center, an online community, and discussion boards.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

SAMHSA is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Their site offers information on the latest substance abuse prevention and treatment research, legislative issues, and mental health and substance abuse statistics. The site also offers links to the Centers for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Office of Applied Studies.

CAGE Assessment Tool