Celebrating Children’s Mental Health Week
Executive Director Andrea Smyth, with Senators Diane Savino and David Carlucci and Assemblymembers Aileen Gunther and Harry Bronson joined children’s behavioral health providers, advocates and licensed mental health professionals to call for legislation to support the behavioral health care workforce
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.
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.