ED Pathway for Evaluation/Treatment of Children with Behavioral Health Issues

Red Flags for Potential Behavioral Decompensation

General

Historical Flags

Warning Signs

VERBAL PHYSICAL
Increased voice volume Throwing, destroying objects
Use of expletives Body contact – pushing, punching, kicking
Threatening statements Violation of commonly accepted personal space
Refusal to cooperate Contemplation of self-harm
  Agitation – pacing, fidgeting