Caring for Every Child's Mental Health

Educational Resources on Children's Mental Health

Find information on mental and substance use disorders as well as resources for finding support.

SAMHSA collaborates with many different organizations to identify resources for children, youth, and young adults with behavioral health disorders and their families.

Behavioral Health Care Integration Resources

Find resources from national organizations and federal agencies about the integration of behavioral health care with primary care, child welfare, and education.

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Public Service Announcements

These public service announcements cover a series of topics related to behavioral health among children, youth, and young adults.

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Digital Art Display

The “I am a Work of Art” digital exhibition features the work of young artists and celebrates the important role of art and creativity in mental health and social-emotional well-being. The art display was created in collaboration with the American Art Therapy Association, the Office of Head Start, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Youth M.O.V.E. National.

View the digital art display.

Family Educational Materials

SAMHSA’s series of educational materials give youth and young adults and their caregivers information about mental disorders, as well as available services and supports. Primary and behavioral health care providers and others can share the materials with youth and caregivers following a mental health diagnosis. SAMHSA collaborated with the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Family and Youth Councils of the Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign to develop these materials.

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Other Resources and Publications

2015 Report to Congress

The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances Program Report to Congress – 2015 (PDF | 2.3 MB) presents outcomes from the national evaluation of the cohort of demonstration grantees, initially funded in FY 2009 and FY 2010, and information about the national evaluation of the cohort of Expansion and Sustainability grants funded since FY 2012. The report also highlights success stories of children and youth whose lives have been changed by the system of care services that they received. Given SAMHSA’s strategic focus on integrated care, information is also presented about grantees’ efforts to integrate mental health and substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery support services with primary care, education, and child welfare.

Last Updated: 09/28/2017