This template provides guiding questions for each section of the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI, or System of Care) grantees’ required financing plan. Topics include how to describe the planning process; population(s) of focus; System of Care, including available services and supports; infrastructure; use of grant dollars; financing activities; finance plan implementation and monitoring; and TA needs.
The NTTAC Clinical Practice & Health Care Transformation Team brings 5 Things to know and resources about culturally sensitive approaches for addressing youth suicidality in 2021. Topics include strategies for addressing suicidality in American Indian/Native Alaskan youth, Asian American youth, African American and Black youth, and Hispanic and Latinx youth.
The NTTAC Youth & Young Adult Transformation Team brings 5 Things to know and resources about changing practices and policies for treating youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions. Topics include obstacles and needs specific to adolescence, policy considerations (including advancing anti-racist measures), and the importance of peer-delivered services.
The NTTAC Community Wellness & Peer Supports Team brings 5 things to know and resources about effectively supporting and supervising youth and parent peer support providers. Topics include developmental and trauma-informed approaches to supervision, supporting those with lived experience, and championing youth and parent peer support providers as essential partners in promoting community wellness.
This issue brief clarifies and updates the “systems of care” concept. It outlines elements of the concept that should be updated, offers an updated version of the definition and the accompanying principles, clarifies the intended use of the updated framework, outlines challenges for research and evaluation, and suggests areas needing greater emphasis as providers continue to address children’s mental health in the future.