Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health

Youth Involvement

Learn more about why youth involvement is an important component of systems of care and how to effectively value youth voices within your system of care initiative. Access local and national resources on youth involvement as well as information on upcoming events, funding opportunities, and opportunities to get involved. Get connected to youth involvement content specialists and others who care about meaningfully involving youth in systems of care.

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Featured Publications

Integrating and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Care Across Diverse Service Systems (PDF)

Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (2013)

Addresses the need of a trauma-informed approach to all systems serving children, youth, and their caregivers; highlights the extent and impact of trauma in the lives of children and youth across various service systems; identifies the core principles and key components of trauma-informed care; and provides tips and resources for adopting and sustaining a trauma-informed approach across systems of care.

Youth Guided Cover Integrating "Youth Guided" and "Cultural Linguistic Competence" Values into Systems of Care (PDF)

Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (2011)

Supports system of care sites in applying the values of being “youth guided” and of “cultural and linguistic competence” in their work.


Youth Adult Partnerships Cover Youth Adult Partnerships in Systems of Care (PDF)

Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (2011)

Provides an overview of youth-adult partnerships in systems of care and offers suggestions that address challenges that are common in these partnerships.

Youth Guide CoverA Youth Guide to Treatment and Treatment PlanningPDF

Eileen Mary Grealish, M.Ed., and Mark Chenven, M.D. (2011)

Encourages young people to take an active role in their treatment and treatment planning process.

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