The Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership), a collaboration between the National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health and the American Institutes for Research, provides technical assistance to system of care communities that are currently funded through the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program. On the website is connection to learning communities, FAQs, monthly newsletter, and other resources to communities to improve the quality of life for children and youth with mental health problems and their families.
The Statewide Family and Consumer Networks Technical Assistance Center provides technical assistance to CMHS Statewide Family Network and CMHS Statewide Consumer Network grantees. Operated by Policy Research Inc. in Delmar, New York, the Center hosts a learning community and has downloads useful to family and consumer network organizaation.
National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health (NTAC) (Georgetown TA Center)
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health (NTAC) has taken a leadership role in addressing the mental health needs of children, youth and their families at the policy, research, training/consultation and direct service levels. Since 1986, NTAC has worked with states, tribes, communities and families and offers a range of training and technical assistance opportunities, publications, and informational resources. It is committed to a broad view of mental health focusing on children from birth to adulthood, and their families. To this end, the center’s work focuses on the promotion of positive mental health and treatment for all children through the creation of community systems that assure needed services and supports for children and youth with emotional disturbance and youth with co-occurring problems such as substance abuse, developmental disabilities, and/or physical impairments.
NTAC is a component of the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development (GUCCHD) and is housed within the Department of Pediatrics of the Georgetown University Medical Center. It hosts the Georgetown Institutes in July in even numbered years.
Training, resources, and links to the Logic Model Technical Assistance Project, school-based mnetal health information, issues briefs, children's mental health curriculum, and Annual Research Conference "Tampa Conference" (with its many available downloads).
The Center's activities focus on collaborative research aimed at improving services to families whose children have mental, emotional or behavioral disorders through a set of related research and training programs. Research information beginning in 1984 is available for download. There is a special focus on issues related to transition age youth.
NEC staff bring unique experience in organizing and developing consumer-run organizations, and helping individuals and groups develop the knowledge and ability to transform the mental health service system toward a more recovery-oriented and consumer-and family-driven approach. Each has experience running organizations, nurturing the process of recovery in individuals and groups, and strong skills as educators. This team is available to individuals, organizations, service systems, and family members looking for a speaker or for technical assistance, training, and consultation.
Family Voices is a network of family-run organization to assist parents who have children with special health care needs. This site provides connection to chapters in every state, tip sheets for famlies, leadership tools for advocacy, and more related to systems advocacy.