About the National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC)

NTTAC provides training and technical assistance (TTA) supporting a system of care approach to improving behavioral health among children and youth.

NTTAC partners with states, tribes, territories, and communities across the nation. NTTAC supports them in developing effective and efficient delivery systems that benefit children, youth, and young adults with behavioral health needs and their families.

NTTAC provides training and technical assistance (TTA) to support grantees of two SAMHSA grant programs:

Additionally, NTTAC offers TTA to states, tribes, territories, and communities that are not SAMHSA grantees but are interested in learning more about or developing a system of care.

Core Partners

In 2015, SAMHSA awarded the contract to operate NTTAC to the National Technical Assistance Network (TA Network). The Institute for Innovation and Implementation at the University of Maryland School of Social Work serves as the TA Network’s coordinating hub and offers expertise in workforce development, system of care implementation, homelessness, center of excellence development, juvenile justice, child welfare, and mental health.

TTA is provided through the Institute and the TA Network’s 13 core partners:

Last Updated: 04/19/2019