The CMHNetwork just got a whole lot smarter. We are pleased to announce that Dr. Brigitte Manteuffel has joined the Children' Mental Health Network Advisory Council. Her knowledge of the Child Mental Health Initiative is unparalleled and we are thrilled to have her.
Brigitte Manteuffel, PhD, brings to the Children's Mental Health Network's Advisory Board extensive expertise in children's mental health services research. As the former principal investigator for the national evaluation of the Children's Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), over the past 14 years she examined the implementation and outcomes of systems of care in over 150 communities at the State, county, city, and tribal levels. Before her work with the CMHI national evaluation, Dr. Manteuffel conducted studies at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health and Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing on HIV prevention among youth and young adults, fatigue and cancer stressors in children, epilepsy self management, and the alleviation of nausea in pregnancy. She has contributed to studies of youth suicide and violence prevention, child traumatic stress treatment, motivational interviewing to reduce risk of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and HIV prevention and treatment costs and outcomes. Her projects in the US and Africa have been funded by NIMH, CDC, ASPE, the World Bank, and the UK Department for International Development. Dr. Manteuffel received her doctorate from Emory University's Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts where she focused her studies on depth psychology, anthropology and semiotics to examine the role of hypnotic states in healing. in addition to over 50 publications and over 100 presentations, she has contributed to over 150 briefs and reports, including annual reports to Congress and Children's Mental Health Awareness Day Brief Reports. In 2012, Dr. Manteuffel was one of two recipients of the Outstanding Community Partner Award given by the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida. Dr. Manteuffel is committed to improving the access, quality, evidence base, and cost efficiency of health services, especially mental health and substance use services for children, youth and young adults.