What's New

2015 Annual Staff Development Training Forum
December 1-2, 2015
Saratoga Hilton
Saratoga Springs, NY


Online registration will not be available after midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Please plan to register on site at the Saratoga Hilton Gallery (allow some extra time for this process). Registration/Check In opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Register here.

The Saratoga Hilton is SOLD OUT. Read where to stay.

Click here for conference brochure.

2015 Annual Public Policy Forum
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Hilton Albany,
Albany, New York

CMH Policy Forum Agenda


OMH Waiver Webinar

Click above to view the PowerPoint presentation regarding future conflict of interest-free Waiver services.

Waiver Policy Updates

New Outcome Data Tool Released by CTAC

2014-15 DOH Budget Medicaid Investments

This document provides detailed Office of Mental Health spending on the Medicaid Managed Care transitional funding received by OMH during the fiscal year that ends March 31, 2015
(SFY 14-15).


Full Listing of 2015 Coalition Meetings and Events

2015 Meeting Materials

Event Archives













Welcome to the New York State Coalition for
Children’s Mental Health Services

Children’s mental health services can help make world of difference in the lives of children, youth, and their families, who have been affected by severe emotional disturbances. These services help children grow to remain safe and receive the care they need to lead healthier, happier lives.

New York State Coalition for Children’s Mental Health Services (The Children’s Coalition) is dedicated to provide a unified voice for children mental health care providers and the families they serve through the maze and challenges of public policies, legislation and funding of the children’s mental health system.

2015 Annual Staff Development Training Forum
December 1-2, Saratoga Hilton, Saratoga Springs, NY

We will soon be gathering in Saratoga Springs for the annual Staff Development Training Forum. Our theme is "Embracing Change: Managing Transitions to Improve Outcomes for Children, Youth and Families," and this year's program features presentations that will expand your knowledge on key topics related to children's mental health.

Click here for conference brochure.

The Forum is a collaboration of the NYS Coalition for Children's Mental Health Services and the New York State Office of Mental Health. It combines the OMH HCBS Waiver/SPOA Annual Statewide Training and the NYSCMH Annual Training into the largest children's mental health staff development training forum in New York State, serving over 500 participants.

Click here for online registration and for details about what's happening at the Forum this year.

The Saratoga Hilton is SOLD OUT. The Coalition is encouraging guests to stay at the Marriott Courtyard, 11 Excelsior Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY. For reservations, dial 518-226-0538 and mention you are with the NYS Children's Mental Health Coalition. The rate is $110 single/double. Please note: All participants staying at the Marriott Courtyard are considered COMMUTERS and must register online at www.cmhny.org as such to pay for the commuter meals. Meals are not included in the Marriott overnight fee. If you have any questions, please email info@cmhny.org Thank you!

Sponsor Vendor Advertiser Prospectus
The Coalition encourages all member agencies to forward the attached Sponsor, Vendor & Advertising Prospectus to your vendors and external stakeholders who may be interested in supporting the Annual Training Conference. In addition, please consider taking an advertisement to support the Coalition. An advertisement in the Official Program is a great way to recognize your Employee of the Year!

Questions? contact info@cmhny.org

TAY Webinars Continue

The Mental Health Association in New York State, Inc. in collaboration with the New York State Office of Mental Health, is offering webinars designed to help prepare providers to “gear up” for providing the three new Waiver services (1) Pre-Vocational Services (2) Supported Employment, and (3) Youth Peer Advocacy, which will be integral for being able to the serve Transitional Age Youth (TAY) population.

The next webinar is scheduled for June 26, 2015, from 2-3 pm. Click here for more information, registration, and materials from the first two webinars held on Feb. 27 and April 24.

Strengthening Family Support Services and
Professional Parent Partnerships in our Agencies

Family Provider Support >

CMH White Paper: Through the Next Door
A Discussion of the Child and Family Behavioral Health System Under Health Care Reform in New York State

OMH 2012-2014 Statewide Plan info and links

Our Mission: To promote quality mental health services for New York’s children with serious emotional disturbance and their families by leading the service provider community in identifying effective practices and participating in planning and implementing a continuum of services that are family-focused, comprehensive, cost-effective, culturally responsive, coordinated and appropriately funded.

PO BOX 7124 ALBANY, NY 12224   PH: 518-436-8715