Two new documents on Youth Engagement have just been released by SAMHSA. As many CMHNetwork faithful know, the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch, Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA has been spearheading the Building Bridges initiative for several years now. These two documents were developed by the Building Bridges Initiative Youth Advisory group, under the direction and support from Brian Lombrowski and Dr. Lauren Polvere. Great work guys. Here is a Network shout out to you and the rest of the Building Bridges partners who are committed to bringing state agency, residential and community program leaders, families and advocates together for meaningful dialogue on how to improve services and supports for youth with mental health challenges.
- Download Promoting Youth Engagement in Residential Settings: Suggestions from Youth with Lived Experience
- Download Promoting Youth Engagement: What Providers Should Know About Best Practices and Promising Strategies
- Be sure to check out the Building Bridges Initiative website for more information on this Initiative.