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National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care
Published: November 2022TheNational Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Careoffers best practices, implementation strategies, and practical guidance for the design and development of services that meet the needs of children, youth, and their families experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Additional technical guidance is provided in a companion report produced by SAMHSA in conjunction with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors,A Safe Place to Be: Crisis Stabilization Services and Other Supports for Children and Youth.
The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances
Published: March 2015This report presents 2012 to 2013 findings from a federally funded program that supports community-based mental health services for children experiencing serious emotional disturbances. It describes the system of care approach, service characteristics and use, and child outcomes.
Moving Beyond Change Efforts: Evidence and Action to Support and Affirm LGBTQI+ Youth
Published: March 2023This report provides behavioral health professionals, researchers, policymakers and other audiences with a comprehensive research overview and accurate information about effective and ineffective therapeutic practices related to youth of diverse sexual orientation and gender identity.
Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting and Affirming LGBTQ Youth
Child Mental Health Initiative Evaluation Findings: Report to Congress 2009
Published: February 2012This report presents program evaluation findings of a federally funded initiative that supports systems of care for community-based mental health services for children, youth, and their families. It includes data from fiscal year 2009 that track service characteristics, use, and outcomes.