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The Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative is a collaborative of over 70 organizations working to improve the children's behavioral health system in New Hampshire. Each quarter, the collaborative will highlight the work of three member organizations who are making a lasting impact on children's behavioral health in the Granite State.

The Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative is a collaborative of over 70 organizations working to improve the children's behavioral health system in New Hampshire. Each quarter, the collaborative will highlight the work of three member organizations who are making a lasting impact on children's behavioral health in the Granite State.

The Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative is a collaborative of over 70 organizations working to improve the children's behavioral health system in New Hampshire. Each quarter, the collaborative will highlight the work of three member organizations who are making a lasting impact on children's behavioral health in the Granite State.

On July 5th, the School Safety Preparedness Taskforce convened by Governor Chris Sununu released its recommendations for strengthening school safety and security in schools across the State. Below is an excerpt from that report:

The NH Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative (CBHC) envisions Granite State children and their families have appropriate, effective, diverse, and integrated behavioral health services that they can access when and where they need them. During the 2018 legislative session, the CBHC advocated for and successfully supported legislation which will help New Hampshire reach that vision.

Cultural and Linguistic Competence (CLC) is a core value of the New Hampshire Children’s Behavioral Health Collaborative (CBHC) and benefits all NH youth.  CLC refers to the beliefs, behaviors, knowledge, skills, and systems through which individuals and organizations demonstrate empathy and understanding of and respect for the values, historical context, expectations, language and experiences of diverse

SB 331, a bill which would hurt New Hampshire's transgender youth, is up for a vote in the full Senate this Thursday, March 15th. An identical bill, HB 1560, was voted down in the NH House last week because it is wrong for New Hampshire's young people. Please call your Senator today and ask him or her to vote no on SB 331.

Earlier this week, the Senate Education Committee, in a 3-2 vote, voted to strike down SB 431, a critical bill which allows schools and organizations to collect the data necessary to comply with federal prevention grants, including those utilized for the system of children's behavioral health care.

The Children's Behavioral Health Collaborative (CBHC) supports state-level policy changes to transform New Hampshire's current mental health and substance use disorder system into an integrated, comprehensive system of care that is family driven and youth guided, community-based, and culturally and linguistically competent. As we begin the 2018 legislative session, multiple bills are up for debate which will have incredible consequences for Granite State youth and families.