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.

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


Addressing Complex, Cross Systems Needs of Children

Principles for an Integrated Service Delivery System for New York’s Children, Youth, and Families

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