Technical Assistance Partnership for Child and Family Mental Health

Meet Your Technical Assistance Coordinator

Amalia Mendoza

M. Amalia Mendoza, M.A., works for the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health as a Technical Assistance Coordinator for the TA Partnership. Amalia is a lawyer and a policy analyst, with a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Minnesota and many years of experience working in government and international organizations to improve services to children and youth at risk of negative outcomes. Prior to joining the TA Partnership, Amalia worked for more than ten years for Minnesota Department of Human Services in the area of children’s mental health. As Collaborative Coordinator for the Department, she participated in the development of an integrated service delivery system for children with emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges, coordinating service delivery among the State departments of Human Services, Education, Health, and Corrections. She also oversaw the implementation of the system of care approach through Minnesota’s local Children’s Mental Health and Family Services Collaboratives.

Through her work as a labor lawyer in Latin America, she advocated for children’s rights. She worked as a national consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and as a grants and contracts specialist for the International Potato Center (CIP), a research-for-development organization dedicated to promoting sustainable solutions to the pressing world problems of hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural resources. Of Bolivian origin, Amalia also has training, experience and a strong commitment towards advancing cultural and linguistic competency through the systems of care approach. She currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky.

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