Mission and Overview


The mission of Children's Emotional HealthLink (CEHL) is to improve the delivery of children's emotional and psychosocial healthcare through an innovative approach to physician-patient communication.


The Children's Emotional HealthLink (CEHL) is dedicated to helping pediatricians, other practitioners, parents and caregivers to improve the emotional health of children and families. Since it’s first longitudinal course in 2004, CEHL has provided longitudinal training programs to enhance physicians’ and other health professionals’ ability to evaluate and manage emotional and psychosocial problems commonly seen in pediatric practice with children, adolescents and their families. CEHL also provides resources designed to empower parents and to assist pediatricians to reach out to children and families in need.

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I would like to thank the following for their generous support, without whom this web site and training program would not exist: The Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation, The Alden Trust, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, Project INTERFACE (Newton Public Schools and the U.S. Department of Education), the Locke Educational Fund at Newton- Wellesley Hospital, Aetna Health Plan, the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center,  and the families of my medical practice. 

I hope you find this site useful and encourage any comments.

- Dr. Howard King, M.D.