Established in 2002
The Children’s Mental Health Collaborative was formed in 2002 to improve mental health services for children and youth in Dane County. Formation of the collaborative was motivated by increasing awareness nationally and locally of a serious concern for children’s mental health services.
The Collaborative is a diverse group of stakeholders (school district administrators, mental health manager, school staff, funders, providers, etc.) who have come together to more effectively address the mental health needs of our children.
In addition to the large group collaborative meetings, there are three subcommittees that have been formed to focus on specific areas of change: Advocacy, Best Practices, and Continuum of Care.
CMHC advances the mental health, well-being, and full potential of Dane County Youth
All youth have the social and emotional wellness needed to thrive in their home, school and community: curious - engaged - self aware - self regulated - empathetic - trusting- adaptable - leaders
Systems Change Target
Not all stakeholders are aware of and invested in social emotional learning as a means to achievement and quality of life for all youth.