System of Care
NTTAC proudly supports System of Care sites funded through the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances grant program (also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative, or CMHI).
This long-running SAMHSA initiative supports the nationwide implementation, expansion, and sustainability of efforts to improve mental health outcomes for children and youth (birth to age 21) with serious emotional disturbance and their families. The initiative is built on the System of Care approach, which promotes care that is youth guided, family driven, and equity based.
NTTAC provides an array of distance learning opportunities, resources, and other supports for System of Care grantees. Grantees are warmly invited to contact us for no-cost training and technical assistance and to sign up for news from NTTAC. Below are a few resources related to this initiative.
Grants for Expansion and Sustainability of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances
This SAMHSA webinar served as an introduction to the CMHI grant program for grantees awarded in 2020. Access the webinar recording and slides now for information about staff contacts, required activities, payment management, data entry, and more key grant topics.
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The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances Program: 2017 Report to Congress
Since 1993, System of Care grantees have served more than 140,000 children, youth and young adults, and their families. Learn more about the work and accomplishments from the most recent published report to Congress.
Return on Investment in System of Care for Children with Behavioral Health Challenges (Issue Brief)
This 2015 Issue Brief highlights the cost savings and return on investment from implementing a System of Care approach. It draws on multi-site analyses as well as specific community examples.
Southern Maryland BRIDGE Finance Plan Executive Report
This is a helpful example of a finance plan and evaluation report (2017) from a Maryland System of Care site.