NTTAC is a partnership between seven organizations with a history of serving the mental health workforce and systems of care nationwide.
Our partnership includes researchers, clinicians, experienced TTA providers, and youth and family expertise across systems. Meet the NTTAC core staff.
The partnership is led by the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS), a California-based nonprofit with a history of supporting initiatives for mental health, substance abuse prevention, school-based programs, and trauma-informed crisis response and recovery. CARS has led several high-profile SAMHSA initiatives, including the Now Is The Time TA Center for Healthy Transitions, Project AWARE, and ReCAST grantees; the Project LAUNCH TA Center; and the Pacific Southwest Mental Health Technology Transfer Center.
Project Partners include:
Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) was established over 50 years ago to improve the quality of life for all children and youth and their families, especially those with special health care needs, behavioral health challenges or disabilities (including adults with disabilities). Founded with an emphasis on bringing the social justice values of Georgetown University to life, GUCCHD has built a strong training and research program that impacts thousands of lives across the world. The mission of Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MedStar Georgetown (GU) is to serve children and families from the diverse communities of the Washington, D.C., region through outstanding clinical care, training for the next generation of child and family mental health providers, research to advance our capacity to allow every family to thrive, and advocacy on behalf of the most vulnerable children and families.
Change Matrix is a women-owned, minority-owned, small business that motivates, manages, and measure change in systems and communities to improve lives. We recognize that there is great strength in bringing together a wide range of experiences, knowledge, and ideas to creatively and productively meet the needs of children, youth and families. As we facilitate capacity building, consult, coach and support learning, we infuse equity, leadership, youth, family and community engagement, and evaluation into all of the work that we do.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. AAP serves as leader in developing, training, supporting, and leading pediatric-specific ECHOs.
Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association (FREDLA) is a national association of executive directors and family leaders of family-run organizations (FROs) committed to children, youth, and young adults with behavioral health needs and their families. FREDLA offers consultation, training, and technical assistance both virtually and in person. We support the needs of FROs, state and local agencies, policy makers, health plans, and management organizations. We support system of care approaches, participate in research efforts, and offer specialized methods and tools to advance positive outcomes for children, youth, young adults, and their families. FREDLA has provided TA to stakeholders in all 50 states and territories.
The Texas Institute for Excellence in Mental Health at the University of Texas at Austin is a multi-disciplinary collaboration focused on improving social, emotional, and behavioral health. The Institute partners with university faculty, state governmental agencies, community agencies, behavioral health providers, persons with lived experience, youth, and families to increase the use of effective practices to enhance the capacity of the mental health workforce; empower communities to develop resilience and recovery-oriented systems; and evaluate state and local efforts to improve service systems for adults, youth, and children facing mental health challenges.
Youth MOVE National is a youth-driven, chapter-based organization dedicated to uniting the voices of youth nationwide. Founded in 2007 and officially registered as an independent 501(c)(3) organization in 2013, we’ve grown to more than 60 chapters all around the country. We believe strongly that youth are the leaders of today, not tomorrow; all youth should be equal partners in the process of change; and that youth can motivate others through their voices of experience.