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Children's Mental Health System
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Families and Teens

Children's Addiction and Mental Health Staff Contacts

We are improving mental health services to children in Oregon by:

  • Involving parents and youth in healthcare decisions
  • Delivering mental health services in the community
  • Improving inter-agency coordination
  • Acknowledging children's language and cultural heritage

Together with our partners in mental health, we are developing a complete system of care to support children with special health care needs.


Resources for Providers and Stakeholders​

Help for Kids - Important Links

Link to DHS children and teen services pageLink to DHS children and teen services page
Link to Coordinated Care Organizations Community Advisory CouncilsCoordinated Care Organizations Community Advisory Councils
Link to Coordinated Care Organizations Contact InformationCoordinated Care Organizations Contact Information
Link to Early Psychosis and the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) webpageEarly Psychosis and the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA)
Link to the National Alliance on Mental Illness websiteHelp for people of all ages affected by mental illness
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Help for Kids - Resource Documents​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

A Guide to Psychotropic Medications for Youth in Foster CareA guide to assist youth in foster care to make informed decisions about their health and psychotropic medications
Addressing the Effects of Trauma - 2013Describes how childhood trauma has affected the costs of health care and social services in the United States
Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale - for Families, 2012Information for parents, caregivers, and youth on the BERS-2 Parent Rating Scale in determining behavioral and emotional health in children and young adults
Hart's Ladder of Youth ParticipationA paper from Youth M.O.V.E. that describes the different levels of youth participation in community planning
Policy 1 - Level of Service Intensity Determination, 2009This policy establishes a proces to determine the intesity of service needs for children and adolescents
SCWI - Statewide Childrens Wraparound InitiativeInformation on the Oregon Statewide Wraparound Initiative's goal of building a coordinated system of services for children with complex behavioral health needs and their families
Young Adults in Transition Utilization Update, 2012A report on how Oregon Health Plan members have utilized mental health services, particularly among youth and young adults

Program Contact:
AMH Kids Team