Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health/National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Behavioral Health
The Technical Assistance Network is the national TA center for the CMHS, SAMHSA Child Mental Health Initiatives providing technical assistance to local, state, Territories and Tribal system of care grantees and non-grantees. CFS is a core partner.
The Center’s/Network’s purpose is to help move systems of care towards wide scale adoption; to provide support to the field of children’s mental health and the efforts of CMHI/SAMHSA; to increase the effectiveness of mental health services for children and youth with serious emotional and behavioral challenges and their families in states, counties,Tribes and Territories (SOC grantees and non-CMHI grantees); and the provision of logistical support.
Long Term Impact
- Better ways of operationalizing system of care by connecting to larger system changes.
- Better understanding of how to infuse system of care values & principles in system, policies & regulations.
- Strategic approaches to using TA in system reform & Medicaid redesign.
- Meaningful connections with state & local networks of TA providers to move toward a sustainable ‘in-house’ TA infrastructure (i.e., Centers of Excellence).
- Enhanced in-state, Tribe & Territory capacity
- Provided TA to states and communities to integrate National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services and Supports in Health and Health Care into planning, policy and practice.
- ?Provided TA to states and communities on developing and utilizing Behavioral Health Disparity Impact Statements to influence planning and policy.
- ?Provided TA to 7 states participating in an intensive Medicaid/Managed Care Academy for children’s behavioral health.
- ?Provided TA to states and communities on developing and integrating affirmative LGBTQ policy and practice into child serving systems.