Training and Technical Assistance Network for Children's Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) Grantees

Principal Investigator: 
Eric J. Bruns, Ph.D.
Funding Source: 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
University of Maryland School of Social Work
Project Period: 
PBHJP Project Faculty and Staff: 
Eric J.
Associate Professor
Research Study Coordinator
Henrietta (Hattie)
Research Study Coordinator
Schurer Coldiron
Research Scientist
Research Project Manager
University of Maryland School of Social Work
Project Summary: 

The TA Network provides technical assistance to the Child, Adolescent and Family Branch of SAMHSA'S Center for Mental Health Services and to grantees of the Children's Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) across the nation to support states and communities to expand and sustain their system of care for children, youth, young adults, and their families.  The UW team provides technical assistance, evaluation, and quality assurance support to funded States and communities to implement evidence-based integrated care coordination programs for children with complex needs and their families.  

The Institute for Innovation and Implementation (The Institute) at the University of Maryland School of Social Work  serves as the coordinating entity of the Technical Assistance Network (TA Network). Other partners include Portland State University, the University of South Florida, Accountability Solutions, LLC, Center for Community Learning, Center for Health Care Strategies, Family-Run Executive Director Leadership Association, Human Services Collaborative, National Federation of Families, and Youth M.O.V.E.