Welcome to the New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health

Children’s mental health services have been found to have lifelong positive impact on both the health and behavioral health of children, youth and families affected by adverse experiences, trauma and severe emotional disturbances. Early identification and the right interventions help children develop emotionally, socially and educationally. The Children’s Coalition is committed to supporting community based provider organizations that can help children and youth to remain safe and receive the care they need to lead healthier, happier lives.

The Children’s Coalition provides a unified voice for children mental health care providers and the families they serve. Strengthening the array of children’s mental health services, improving family and youth involvement in treatment planning, and leading public policy development and advocacy for funding of children’s mental health services are the Coalition’s priorities.

Our Mission

To promote quality mental health services for New York’s children with serious emotional disturbance and their families by leading the service provider community in identifying effective practices and participating in planning and implementing a continuum of services that are family-focused, comprehensive, cost-effective, culturally responsive, coordinated and appropriately funded.

Please join the Coalition, even if you are not a community based provider organization, we welcome Allied Members to join us in improving the lives of children and families.

What’s New


Children’s Behavioral Health Policy Forum
October 16, 2018
Gideon Putnam Hotel & Conference Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Online registration is now closed.
On-site registration will be available.

NYSOMH/NYS Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health
Annual Staff Development Training Forum

November 27-28th
The Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

Vendor, Sponsor, Advertiser Prospectus
Hotel Information
Register Now

Board Retreat - July 2017
Board Retreat – July 2017

Reach out to Your State Elected Officials
Act NOW for State Budget Requests
Talking Points
Budget Testimony Cover Page

Handouts & Presentations

Annual Staff Development Training ForumNovember 28-29, 2017

Children’s Behavioral Health Policy ForumOctober 17, 2017
Nurturing Care during First 1000 Days, Kallanna Manjunath, MD, FAAP, CPE