NJMHI collaborated with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care for nearly five years to provide training for more than 11,000 Children’s System of Care (CSOC) partners to address the treatment of children diagnosed with serious emotional disorders.
In collaboration with the then-University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey via a subcontract, NJMHI assisted with the training and technical assistance efforts of the State of New Jersey’s Division of Child Behavioral Health Services (now called the System of Care). NJMHI provided logistical and operational assistance to support the ongoing development of local Systems of Care in all New Jersey counties. This training provided the foundation for the successful strengthening of the state and community partners in keeping children healthy at home, in school and in the community. NJMHI’s roles included engaging speakers and performing all back office functions.
Following are notable achievements of this initiative:
- Successfully managed training and technical assistance activities for Care Management Organizations, Family Support Organizations and Mobile Response and Stabilization Services providers in 11 counties, as well as Youth Case Management agencies in 21 counties.
- Actively participated in the ongoing development of the Division of Child Behavioral Health Services’ training on the Core Curriculum.
- Provided training on the Needs Assessment and Strengths and Needs Assessment, which are the comprehensive service-planning tools for children and families in need of the most intensive services.