A broad group of individuals has been working since 2009 to develop the skills and improve the stability of the NH Children's Behavioral Health Workforce. This group, called the NH Children's Behavioral Health Workforce Development Network (the Network), includes family organizations, universities, providers, trainers, and state policy makers.
The Network has developed a set of children's behavioral health core competencies, which are steeped in the system of care approach. This best practice approach describes a system that is family-driven, youth-guided, community-based, and culturally and linguistically competent.
The Network has also worked to improve training for individuals who support children, youth, and their families by developing a set of online training regarding best practices and basic information about system of care. The trainings have been produced by individuals with lived experience and practitioners who work with children, youth, and families every day. These trainings will be developed and expanded over time.
Online training modules can be found as follows: