Click here to order the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families Program Evaluation Findings: Report to Congress 2009, or to download the digital copy. Click here to order the 2009 executive summary, or to download the digital copy.
In 2010, SAMHSA celebrated 5 years of raising public awareness through National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day. This Evaluation Update (PDF - 332 KB) includes articles to help your community use local and national system of care evaluation efforts to highlight the key message identified by SAMHSA for Awareness Day 2010.
Lauren Grimes shares a provocative look at the value of honoring the knowledge and insights of young mental health consumers. She is the Transitional Age Youth Outreach Coordinator for On Our Own of Maryland. Since adolescence Lauren has overcome numerous behavioral health challenges. She has extensive personal experience with the mental health system, which she freely draws from in her work in the peer world. In 2013, SAMHSA honored Lauren with the Young Adult Leadership Award at the Voice Awards in Los Angeles, CA.