Families ASAP (FASAP) serves as the family organization for the State of New Mexico for children and youth living with serious emotional disorders (SED). Our organization serves as a safety net as we provide support, education, referrals, training, and one to one assistance for families. We work with a broad network of mental health providers and other systems including health, education and juvenile justice, to seek the best outcomes for our youth and families. In 2018, New Mexico was ranked 50th in childhood well-being b the Annie E. Casey Foundation and New Mexico Voices for Children, their State partner. Access to quality children's mental health services is a key area of need throughout the State. From June 2016 to December 2018, FASAP completed 224 intakes for families requesting support with the various systems impacting their children living with SED. Of the 224 children, 37% were between the ages of 3-9; 25%, 10-12; 21%, 13-15; 12%, 16-18; 2%, 19-21; 70% were male; 25% were female, and 2%, gender was not provided; 75% of the families spoke English, and 25% spoke Spanish only; 74% were Hispanic/Latino; 20% were Caucasian; 1% were African American; 3% identified as Mixed. This grant will enhance the capacity of infrastructure of FASAP to continue to be responsive to the diverse individual needs of families impacted by SED. We continue to build a mechanism for families to participate in State and local mental health service planning and policy development. The goals of this proposal are to (1) Strengthen network organizational leadership and management skills, (@) Foster leadership skills among families of children and youth with SED, (3) Work Effectively with policy makers and service providers that support the needs of children and youth with SED, and (4) Promote peer support and social inclusion of families and adolescents with SED. FASAP staff are certified as family peer support workers, credentialed through the New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavior Health Professionals, and are able to conduct training for this sector of the workforce. We provide family engagement training for provider staff in multiple agencies and will continue that effort. We partner with State and community agencies to support service needs, collaborate with organizations that provide assistance to people living with behavioral health challenges, and disseminate information to family members and providers. We maintain a family-operated 1-800 warm line, and demonstrate how data-informed, quality improvement and cultural competency strategies can reduce disparities in access, service use, and outcomes.