System of Care

National Center for Cultural Competence 
Increase the capacity of health and mental health programs to design, implement, and evaluate culturally and linguistically competent service delivery systems. 
National Indian Child Welfare Association 
A national voice for American Indian children and families, focused specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect. 
National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
A searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities. 
Portland State University Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children’s Mental Health
Dedicated to promoting effective community-based, culturally competent, family-centered services for families and their children who are, or may be affected by mental, emotional or behavioral disorders.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA
Online portal for updates on mental health policy and federal services. 
The Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health 
operates under contract with the federal Center for Mental Health Services to provide technical assistance to system of care communities funded by the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program. 
The National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health
Activities reach diverse stakeholders including state and local policymakers, administrators of all child-serving systems, service providers, families, youth, advocates, researchers and evaluators, and educators. 
University of South Florida The Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health
Works to strengthen the empirical foundation for effective systems of care and improve services for children with serious emotional or behavioral disorders and their families. 
USF Logic Model Team
On-line orientation and resources for those wishing to utilize the tools of the national evaluation to develop and assess their community-based systems of care.

Non-Profit Resources
Charity Advantage 
Professional Website with Online Donations & Donor Management, Fully Automated Leads Generator, Powerful Online Marketing System, Easy Point & Click Visual Web Page Editor, and Much More.
Find Youth Info
Federally-developed interactive tools and other resources to help community organizations and partnerships support youth. Included are tools and resources to help you form effective partnerships, assess community assets, understand risk factors and protective factors, generate maps of local and Federal resources, and search for evidence-based youth programs.
Membership Software for Clubs, Associations and Communities
Membership software that brings together all the organizing and communication tools you need to run your association, group or community…
Non-Profit Organization Strategies
Effective fundraising, strategic planning, marketing, media relations, public relations, and governance strategies for NPO’s (Non-Profit Organizations) and educational institutions. 
Nonprofit Quarterly
Strengthen the role of nonprofit organizations to activate democracy. 
Donated and discounted technology products for nonprofits and public libraries. Choose from over 340 products from companies such as Microsoft and Adobe.

American Psychological Association
Scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 148,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide. 
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
The nation’s leading legal advocate for people with mental disabilities. 
Child Welfare League of America
Focus on children and youth who may have experienced abuse, neglect, family disruption, or a range of other factors that jeopardize their safety, permanence, or well-being. 
Mental Health America
The country’s leading nonprofit dedicated to helping all people live mentally healthier lives. 
National Alliance on Mental Illness
The nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and to the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illnesses…
National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
A National family-run organization dedicated exclusively to helping children with mental health needs and their families achieve a better quality of life. 
PACER Center
Mission to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents. 
Ready: Prepare, Plan, and Stay Informed
Online emergency planning tools.

Youth Mentoring
Big Brothers and Big Sisters
The oldest, largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. 
MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership
Works to expand the world of quality mentoring. Widely acknowledged as the nation’s premier advocate and resource for the expansion of mentoring initiatives nationwide…

Juvenile Justice
Hawai`i Girls Court
One of the first courts in the United States built on a full range of gender-specific and strength-based programming with a caseload targeting female juvenile offenders.

Internet Safety Online Safety
Advice for parents from on how to keep your child safe on the internet. 
Internet Safety Game for Kids
Internet safety game designed to teach elementary school children about safety and security while surfing the Web. 
Internet Safety products and safety tips
The recognized leader in providing Internet safety solutions. 
Online Safety Games & Activities
A Program of WiredSafety: The World’s Largest Internet Safety, Help and Education Organization…

Federal Government
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
To ensure effective, up-to-date health care coverage and to promote quality care for beneficiaries 
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. 
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
A model of how effective partnerships can be forged between Federal programs and faith- based and community organizations to benefit people with or at risk for mental and substance abuse disorders. Web site
Your source to find and apply for federal government grants. 
SAMHSA Grant Awards – State Summaries FY 2010/2011
Information on grants issued by SAMHSA for mental health and substance abuse services by State. 
SAMHSA Health Information Network
The National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) and the National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC). SHIN connects the behavioral health workforce and the general public to the latest information on the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. 
SAMHSA Office of Applied Sciences
Collects and reports on national and State data to assist policymakers, treatment providers and patients make informed decisions regarding the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. 
SAMHSA Resources for Coping With Traumatic Events
Supports SAMHSA’s efforts to prepare States, Territories, and local entities to deliver an effective behavioral health response during disasters. 
The Health Resources and Services Administration
Improving health and saving lives by making sure the right services are available in the right places at the right time.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
A resource to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices
The Office of Special Education Programs
Dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. 
U.S. government’s official web portal
Official information and services from the U.S. government 
US Department of Health and Human Services
Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America..
US Department of Labor
Contributes to the more efficient functioning of the U.S. labor market by providing high quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development systems…

Anti-Stigma/Social Marketing
Active Minds
Dedicated to battling the stigma, shame, and myths surrounding mental disorders that prevent so many people from getting the help they need. 
What a Difference a Friend Makes
A social networking site for people living with mental illness—and their friends.

Funding Opportunities
Foundation Center:
Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed.

SAMSHA Grants:
Comprehensive overview of FY2011 grant opportunities.

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