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 modules regarding best practices and basic information about system of care. The modules have been produced by individuals with lived experience and practitioners who work with children, youth, and families every day. These modules will be expanded and developed over time.

Modules can be found as follows:

A Basic Overview of the NH Special Education Process

Children's Mental Health Core Competencies Review

Cultural and Linguistic Competence

Early Childhood Mental Health

Evidence-Based Practice

Family Driven and Youth Guided Practice

Futures Planning

Mental Health First Aid

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Overview

Refugee Resettlement

Substance Use

Trauma and its Impact on Children

The Role of NH Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Planning

Youth Engagement