Children’s mental health partners and providers

The Children’s Mental Health Division works together with many public and private partners to ensure programs and services are available throughout Minnesota. Partners include counties, providers and tribes delivering services so that children and youth with mental health needs can develop and function as fully as possible in all areas of their lives.

The Children’s Mental Health Division guides numerous strategic initiatives to more successfully meet and treat the needs of children and youth struggling with or at risk for mental health issues. DHS sets policy and standards of care and invests resources toward transforming the children’s mental health system to:

  • • Increase earlier identification and intervention
  • • Improve access to the right services at the right time
  • • Establish best practices and improve standards of care
  • • Coordinate mental health care with school, medical and community environments
  • Mental health matters at every stage of life and requires an integrated continuum of services ranging from prevention to recovery. The Children’s Mental Health Division is committed to creating consistent quality, access and accountability for these services. These efforts will result in better outcomes and reduce health care disparities among children.

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    Children’s mental health: Transforming services and supports to better meet children’s needs

    News and events

    RFP to Provide Culturally and Developmentally Appropriate Mental Health Services to Young Children Ages Birth to Five and their Families Who are Uninsured and Underinsured

    The Minnesota Department of Human Services, through its Children’s Mental Health Division (the State), is interested in growing a statewide early childhood mental health workforce that has the capacity to provide clinical, medically necessary mental health services to children ages birth to five years old and their families; to develop the regional capacity across the state to engender more early childhood mental health professionals through formal practicum and internship sites; and to develop the regional capacity to provide evidence-based early childhood mental health consultation to early childhood programs such as childcare and Head Start.

    Proposals submitted in response to this Request for Proposals must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., Central Time, March 31, 2015.

    For more information, see:

    Amended RFP
    Questions and Answers

    2015 Early Childhood Mental Health Infrastructure Grant Bidders Powerpoint

    Minnesota’s Collaborative Psychiatric Consultation Service Open for Calls

    Minnesota’s consultation service for children is available to primary care providers, pediatricians, family practice physicians, psychiatrists and other practitioners Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. The statewide toll-free number is: 1-855-431-6468

    Although children on Medical Assistance fee-for-service are the first priority for this service, the service will take provider calls relating to any type of children’s mental health issue that arises with any child in Minnesota.

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