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

Andrea Smyth, Executive Director
Andrea Smyth, Executive Director

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.

2021 Annual Training Forum
May 20, 2021 – Virtual

To register for the conference today and tomorrow, please email Jackienegrillc@gmail.com with your name and organization. You will be added to the registration and will receive the conference portal sign in. 

COVID-19 Resources

NYS mandate that all insurance plans, commercial, student and self-insured reimburse for any covered services provided via telehealth means.

DFS Guidancedated 3/15/2020

Child and Family Treatment and Support Services