What's New

OMH Waiver Webinar
March 19, 2015

OMH's most recent Waiver Webinar provided important information about the future conflict of interest-free Waiver services. View PowerPoint presentation above.

New Outcome Data Tool Released by CTAC

Change Management Leadership for Managed Care
Wednesday, March 18
1:30 to 3 p.m.

Webinar featuring Dr. Anthony Salerno of the NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, focusing on key strategies for effective change management leadership in the transition to managed care.

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).

RTF Webinar with
OMH guest speaker

Tuesday, March 17
Meeting Materials

OMH guest speaker, Associate Commissioner Donna Bradbury. Ms. Bradbury described possible future options for RTFs in New York State.

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.

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.


OMH and MHANYS Offer Webinar Series to Prepare Waiver Providers to Serve Transition-Age Youth

The focus of this four-part series is to build awareness and readiness of Waiver Providers interested in serving transition-age youth (TAY). Changes to the OMH HCBS Waiver will allow providers to serve the transitional age population, 18-21. This means Waiver enrollment will change to allow youth to enroll up to their 21st birthdays.

This change is needed because the adult behavioral health system under Medicaid Managed care is designed to serve adults starting at the age of 21 years old. It is also necessary because the proposed new benefit package of Waiver services for children's providers will include 3 new Waiver services: (1) Pre-Vocational Services (2) Supported Employment, and (3) Youth Peer Advocacy.

Without preparing the children's service system to serve the 18-21 population, this age group would not be able to access HCBS array until the children's service system transitioned to Medicaid Managed Care in 2016.

In TAY101, the first of four webinars, you will get an overview of these new services (Pre-vocational Services, Supported Employment, and Youth Peer Advocacy), learn how these new services fit in with existing services, and get an overview of best practices for engagement.


  • Deborah Waymer, NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Neckeyda Louis, NYS Office of Mental Health
  • Sean Campbell, Young Adult Advocate, MHA of Rockland County
  • Deborah Faust, Director of Family Wellness and Suicide Prevention Initiatives, MHANYS

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

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