The Guidance for Developing a System of Care Finance and Sustainability Plan is meant to guide System 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.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This 2017 Report to Congress presents a data-based summary of the outcomes of various programs funded by the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI). The SAMHSA-authored document finds that CMHI grantees are using evidence-based practices that result in improvements in mental health and functional status at home, in school, and in the community for the children, youth, young adults and families being served.
SAMHSA provides an overview of core competencies needed for Peer Support staff to be successful in their roles. The competencies have been placed into 12 categories, which encompass the principles of recovery-oriented, person-centered, voluntary, relationship-focused and trauma-informed care.
The guide provides an overview of the importance of family and community supports for children who identify as LGBT. It also discusses the health risks and disparities that exist among this population. Resources and tips are provided for family members and the practitioners who are working with these families.
The goal of this guide is to provide interventions to treat for suicidal ideation, self-harm, and suicide attempts among youth. It provides research on implementation and examples of the ways that these recommendations can be implemented.