Child and Youth Mental Health Planning Partnership (CYMHPP) Strategic Action Plan (SAP)

July 2015

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.

Click to view the 2012 SAP, 2011 SAP or the 2004 SAP.

Roles Goals Objectives Deliverables Timeline
1. Planning body and liaison for children’s mental health Provide the community with a vehicle (planning body) for participating and coordinating in Children’s Mental Health (CMH) planning
  1. Hold monthly meetings (11) of the CYMHPP
  2. Develop meeting agenda and invite presenters that highlight current issues impacting MH.
  3. 3. Continue to increase membership to reflect diverse group of stakeholders & providers including education, behavioral health, physical/medical providers, juvenile justice, schools, 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. Meeting agenda and potential speakers presented to CYMHPP membership.
  3. Obtain new members for membership committee which will report to executive committee. Review membership list once a year, identify gaps, and conduct outreach. Consider members of the faith and business communities, universities, and other key non-profits.
  4. Create Children’s Mental Health Planning Sub Committee to report to executive committee. This committee will coordinate with Travis County Children’s MH plan, including but not limited to sharing data and metrics.
  1. On-going
  2. On-going
  3. On-going
  4. November 2015
2. Educate and advocate Educate the community and raise awareness about behavioral health 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. Coordinate and support initiatives of other community groups/efforts
  3. Empower parents to access services for their children’s MH needs.
  4. Provide up-to-date information about MH resources on CYMHPP website.
  5. Provide and share training opportunities to increase capacity of youth serving organizations to work with children and youth with MH needs.
  1. Hold bimonthly planning meetings with community partners, hold a local event for National MH Awareness Day, and conduct outreach to media.
  2. Organize/coordinate and support events and initiatives with Travis County CMHP, Success by Six, Ready by 21, TICC, and Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.
  3. Publish information about mental health topics and resources for parents on the CYMHPP website and Trauma-Informed Care Consortium of Central Texas (TICC)
  4. Update website with support from CAN; Maintain website to ensure accurate and current content.
  5. Share information in meetings and via email distribution.
  1. On-going
  2. On-going
  3. On-going (send updates to CAN)
  4. On-going
  5. On-going
3. Strengthen relationships among social service providers, health providers, and local school districts Improve prevention of mental health problems.

Improve student access to care.

Improve academic outcomes for students with mental health needs.
  1. Work with the Travis County School districts and AISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) committees to increase support for student counseling, psychological and social service needs.
  2. Advise and support Children’s Mental Health Plan workgroup
  3. Promote ongoing professional development training for school staff related to CYMHPP issues.
  4. Advocate for continued AISD and other Travis County School districts and SHACs continued representation in CYMHPP and provide alternatives methods of engagement and meeting locations.
  1. Present recommendations regarding children’s mental health, early intervention & developmental impact of trauma to the school district SHACs.
  2. Coordinate with Children’s Mental Health Plan workgroup on strategies/goals.
  3. Follow up with earlier request to the AISD SHAC re: recommendation to the AISD Board that all secondary school staff be required to participate in on-line suicide prevention training.
  4. Review, identify, and celebrate success and engage in future planning.
  5. Publish information about mental health topics & resources for parents on the AISD Child Study System Website. Provide training for child study teams on trauma-informed care.
  6. Encourage providers to update information in YSM and provide input on initiative to improve coordination of school and community partners.
  1. On-going
  2. On-going
  3. On-going
  4. On-going
  5. On-going
  6. On-going