The Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health (TA Partnership) helps communities transform the way services are delivered to children and families by supporting the core values and guiding principles of the system of care philosophy. These values and principles emphasize family-driven and youth-guided services, cultural and linguistic competence, effective and evidence-based interventions, and sustainability within a coordinated community-based service system.
The TA Partnership assists communities in developing and implementing a broad array of community- and strength-based services to improve outcomes for children with serious emotional disturbance and their families. The TA Partnership and our partners provide the following individualized TA, group TA, and TA that is accessible for all communities.
Communities of Practice
A community of practice (COP) is a virtual community that has a common interest in the topic represented. The TA Partnership communities of practice work together to solve problems and share lessons in building and enhancing systems of care.
The TA Partnership hosts three Communities of Practice:
- Cultural and Linguistic Competence: This community of practice shares resources and provides opportunities for enhancing cultural and linguistic competence. The community also hosts four learning communities supporting specific ethnic and cultural populations:
- Early Childhood: This community of practice provides opportunities for communication and collaboration among system of care communities whose population of focus is young children.
- Young Adults of Transition Age: This community of practice provides opportunities to learn strategies for strengthening systems of care to better meet the needs of older youth who are transitioning from the children’s mental health system to the adult service system.