A Systemic Approach
The National Technical Assistance Center approaches mental health services design and delivery from a systemic perspective and facilitates effective collaboration across family and child-serving agencies, schools, and community organizations in the public and private sectors. We help put the "pieces" of complex state and community systems together so that solutions emerge as states and communities examine the "big picture". We work at the federal, state, and local levels and encourage coordination across efforts. We address the impact of decisions on children across disability groups and on families from diverse cultures. We promote partnering with families and youth in all levels of decision-making and are committed to:
- Discovering new knowledge, seeking out and disseminating evidence-based and promising practices, sharing this knowledge, and advancing current thinking;
- Partnering with states, communities, tribes, and territories to apply cutting edge strategies; and
- Promoting strategic approaches that will strengthen and sustain the capacity of states, communities, tribes, and territories to improve outcomes for children and families.