CYMHPP Strategic Action Plan (SAP)

Vision: All Children and Youth will reach their highest potential in school, home, and community life.

Mission: The Child and Youth Mental Health Planning Partnership will work together to promote the mental health of Travis County children and youth.

Values: All activities and deliverables should be strength-based and culturally competent.

February 2011

Go back to the current SAP.

Roles Goals Objectives Deliverables Timeline
1. Lead planning body for children’s mental health Provide the community with a vehicle (planning body) for participating in CMH planning
  1. Hold monthly meetings (11) of the CYMHPP
  2. Increase membership to reflect diverse group of stakeholders and providers including  education, behavioral health, juvenile justice, law enforcement, child-serving agencies, funders, government, faith community, family members, youth, civic and community leaders.
  1. Identify broad child and youth mental health needs
  2. Review current membership list, identify gaps, and conduct outreach. Consider members of the faith and business communities, universities, and other key non profits
  1. Ongoing
  2. April 2011
2. Educate and advocate Educate the community on issues impacting children, youth and families
  1. Increase community awareness of children's MH needs and services through participation in National MH Awareness Day.
  2. Develop meeting agenda and invite presenters that highlight current issues impacting MH (obesity, GLBTQ, cyber bullying, etc)
  3. Educate school-based multi-disciplinary teams about children's MH issues.
  4. Empower parents to access services for their children's MH needs.
  1. Hold bimonthly planning meetings with community partners, hold a local event for National MH Awareness Day, conduct outreach to media.
  2. Meeting agenda and potential speakers presented to CYMHPP membership.
  3. Following each presentation of MH topic areas (obesity, GLBTQ, cyber bullying, etc) develop a 1-2 page summary of pertinent findings or FAQ's that would be useful for school-based teams.
  4. Develop materials for parents on MH issues and treatment options
  1. May 2011
  2. January 2011
  3. First materials to be completed by August 2011. Ongoing
  4. First materials for parents to be completed by August 2011. Ongoing.
3. Strengthen community provider and local school district relationships Improve prevention of mental health problems.

Improve student access to care.

Improve academic outcomes for students with mental health needs.
  1. Work with the AISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) committee to address student counseling, psychological and social service needs.
  2. Provide AISD School Board with recommendations that relate to MH and prevention.
  3. Review AISD protocol for agencies serving student MH needs on campus.
  4. Develop community understanding of AISD's reorganization of student intervention and support system.
  5. Ensure that all services related to Children's MH are represented on YSM
  1. Present to the SHAC the work on community-wide indicator, outcomes & recommendations for children's MH.
  2. Provide information about AISD social emotional learning programs to CYMHPP and develop recommendations for improving prevention efforts.
  3. Provision of written AISD protocol to CYMHPP;identify number of AISD campuses where protocol is successfully in place.
  4. Present analysis of the continuum of AISD Student Support Services and update on the AISD Child Study Team.
  5. CYMHPP co-chairs (or subcommittee) will ensure that service providers update their information and YSM; YSM will deliver complete list of providers
  1. March 2011
  2. May 2011
  3. March 2011
  4. Aug. 2011
  5. June 2011
4. Review and disseminate data and information Provide current and credible information to the community on CMH Assume responsibility for MH indicators from the UW/RB21 indicator/outcome project.
  1. Complete 3 child/youth MH indicators and present findings to Mayor's MH Task force, CAN Community Council and the SHAC.
  2. Participate in revising or developing indicators to ensure accurate data can be collected at the community level.
June 2011
5.Identify community resources and needs Inform the community of the MH resources/ needs for Systems of Care Determine how children, youth and parents can more directly access community services supports. Form ad hoc committee to research and explore new methods (especially using technology) for accessing MH services and supports – by children, youth and parents. June 2011
6. Facilitate collaborations and partnerships Clarify roles and responsibilities of key partners in CMH Identify partners to collaborate actively on current mental health issues.
  1. Establish an ad hoc committee to identify other coalitions that work on child and youth issues (e.g. contact CAN, Ready-by-21).
  2. Ensure timely flow of information across community coalitions.
June 2011