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DMHA > Indiana System of Care > System of Care > Children's Mental Health Advisory (CMHA) Board Children's Mental Health Advisory (CMHA) Board

The purpose of the CMHA board is to provide a forum for oversight, community support, quality review, process improvement and governance over behavioral health service delivery and care for Indiana’s youth and their families. The CMHA Board will assist in the assessment of service delivery systems issues that may require broad policy development recommendations or interventions to affect process improvement or change that will result in more positive outcomes for youth and families served. CMHA board responsibilities and activities shall include the following:

  • Monitoring service program performance and quality improvement indicators for state and federally funded youth home and community-based service programs.
  • Develop and implement a strategic SOC expansion plan for Indiana.
  • Providing oversight for the System of Care sub-committee developed to assist in the development of the SOC expansion plan.
  • Assisting and promoting the identification of the state’s system of care successes, gaps and challenges.
  • Educating service providers and families about the State’s System of Care initiatives and state/federally funded service options within their community.
  • Continually assessing the progress of Indiana’s current service delivery system to ensure a broad spectrum of services is available and accessible state-wide.
Click here for the Children's Mental Health Advisory Board Policy.

 

CMHA Board Meetings:

October 2013

July 2013

April 2013

January 2013

  System of Care Sub-Committee

Role of committee:

The System of Care (SOC) sub-committee, established by the Children’s Mental Health Advisory Board (CMHA board), will assist the Indiana System of Care Partners (Division of Mental Health and Addiction (DMHA), Department of Child Services (DCS) and NAMI Indiana) in establishing a strategic SOC expansion plan for Indiana that will provide a comprehensive network of services and supports to meet the behavioral and mental health needs of the state’s youth and families. The primary purpose of the

SOC sub-committee is to assist the CMHA board in the development and implementation of the State’s strategic SOC expansion plan, which includes targeted work on the following board goals:

  • Develop and Promote a Unified Definition for Indiana’s SOC: Indiana will endorse a single, statewide definition and application of a comprehensive, effective, SOC for youth and families in Indiana.
  • Develop a Strategic SOC Expansion Plan for Indiana: Indiana will develop a strategic plan with long and short-term goals for expanding the State’s SOC.
  • Assist in SOC Expansion Plan Implementation: SOC sub-committee will assist the CMHA board in the following implementation activities:
  • Assist in the identification and development of broad System of Care initiatives and policy/procedure.
  • Assist in monitoring and analyzing performance and quality improvement indicators associated with State’s System of Care enhancement and expansion initiatives.
  • Assist service providers and families in understanding System of Care initiatives.

    Click here for the System of Care Sub-Committee Policy

    SOC Sub-Committee Meetings:

    October 2013

    September 2013

    August 2013

    July 2013

    June 2013 (SOC Meet & Greet)

    June 2013 (Sub-Committee)

    May 2013

    April 2013

    March 2013

    February 2013

     

    Wraparound Practitioner Certification (WPC) Sub-Committee

    Role of committee:

    The Wraparound Practitioner Certification (WPC) sub-committee, established by the Children’s Mental Health Advisory Board (CMHA Board), will assist the State of Indiana in developing the certification qualifications, training requirements and standards for the Wraparound Practitioner Certification program. The intent of implementing the certification program is to improve the quality of Wraparound Services provided as a part of the State’s intensive home and community-based wraparound service programs—and as a result increase positive outcomes for the youth and families being served in those programs.

    The primary purpose of the WPC sub-committee is to assist the CMHA board in the development and implementation of the State’s Wraparound Practitioner Certification program, which includes targeted work on the following board goals: 

    • Establish a standard of Wraparound Practice across Indiana: Indiana will establish a statewide standard of Wraparound practice to assure that high-fidelity Wraparound is being provided to families seeking assistance through the Wraparound process. 
    • Establish standard provider qualifications and expectations for a Certified Wraparound Practitioner and the Supervisor: To ensure that Indiana holds Wraparound as a practice model, necessitating a specialized skill set for the practitioner and the WPC supervisor, and that a single definition of Wraparound leads to collaboration across agencies. 
    • Establish core training requirements and evaluation practices for Wraparound Certification and the WPC Supervisor: To ensure that Wraparound Practitioners and WPC Supervisors have access to core training, coaching and technical assistance in order to develop professionally.

    Click here for the Wraparound Practitioner Certification (WPC) Sub-Committee Policy

    WPC Sub-Committee Meetings:

    May 2013

    February 2013