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National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health


In 2015, SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services, Child, Adolescent and Family Branch funded the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth and Family Mental Health (NTTAC).  The NTTAC contract was awarded to the University of Maryland School of Social Work, Institute for Innovation and Implementation, which serves as NTTAC, operated by the National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health (TA Network).

Through NTTAC, the TA Network provides training and technical assistance (TA) to states, tribes, territories and communities with Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) System of Care Expansion Implementation, and System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreements.  NTTAC also offers TA to states, tribes, territories and communities not awarded CMHI grants, which are interested in learning more about and/or developing a system of care.  The TA Network is responsible for providing this TA and ensuring the advancement of system of care (SOC) expansion and sustainability through NTTAC.


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