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

Andrea Smyth, President & CEO
Andrea Smyth, President & CEO

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.

Employment Opportunity: NYS Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health
President & CEO

Are you striving to make an impact? Do you want to help change the lives of New York’s children and families? If the answer is YES, then this is the opportunity is for you! The Coalition seeks a leader to support our legacy as New York’s leading voice in children’s behavioral health advocacy, policy-making, and training. The leader we seek must have the passion and entrepreneurial spirit to lead a statewide membership association representing a range of children’s behavioral health services. The prime objective is to ensure the system of care has the right services available, accessible, and in right the amount. While most of this work can be done remotely, it will be important to spend time in Albany to grow and foster Government relationships. This job is for a self-reliant, outgoing individual desiring work/home life balance and flexibility. If you are a dynamic leader with the ability to establish partnerships, inspire stakeholders and lead to advance the vision, mission, and values of children and family services, submit your resume to ccbhny@gmail.com and click here for full job description.

Our Mission

To ensure children’s behavioral health providers and families have access to a comprehensive system of services, resources, and supports.

The NYS Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health accomplishes our mission through:

  • Advocacy & Awareness
  • Collaboration & Partnerships
  • Leadership
  • Membership capacity building
  • Training and technical assistance


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