Children’s mental health
Publications and reports
In this section, you will find publications and reports related to children’s mental health.
Brochures and posters
Federal Mental Health Block Grant Report
The Chemical and Mental Health Services Administration submitted a combined application for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Block Grants. The FY2016-17 Substance Abuse Block Grant/Mental Health Block Grant (SABG/MHBG) describes the public mental and chemical health systems in Minnesota; identifies needs, priorities, goals and indicators; and proposes uses of block grant funds.
In accordance with grant requirements, states must submit an annual report on the previous year’s utilization of the grant funds, progress toward the goal targets, and data required for the federal Universal Reporting System Basic and Developmental Tables.
Public input is sought in developing and updating the application on an ongoing basis. Please provide input in writing to Jana Nicolaison in the Mental Health Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services, P.O. Box 64981, St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0981; or e-mail to Jana.Nicolaison@state.mn.us.
The SAMHSA/Center for Mental Health Services has a web-based application/reporting system called the Web Block Grant Application System (BGAS) for this grant program.
To view Minnesota’s 2016/17 Combined Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan application and 2016 MHBG Behavioral Health Report, Minnesota citizens can log in at https://bgas.samhsa.gov/. Where it says “Please login below” enter:
Note: The exact Username and Password must be used. We suggest copying and pasting from above.
Then click on “View an Existing Application”; click on the Application, Report, or Behavioral Assessment and Plan that you want to view.
You will be able to review Minnesota’s current and past applications and reports. To read or print the entire application or report, click the “Print” button to the right of your selection. (This generates a PDF printout of the entire application or report. It also can create a copy in the “Print Queue“ as well.) Another option is to click on the link for a specific selection under “Application Name” and open each section separately.
For other legislative reports, check the Legislative Reference Library.
Minnesota Statute 245.697 and Federal Public Law 102-321 establish and require the council to report biannually to the governor and legislature.
In 2013, the Children’s Mental Health Division sponsored a workgroup focusing on coming up with solutions to ensure successful hospital discharges for children transitioning from inpatient levels of care to community or residential treatment children’s mental health services. The Hospital Discharge/Transition to the Community Workgroup approved the final list of recommended strategies for a community action plan to enhance the transitions of children and youth to the next level of care in their communities.
This study is one of four studies that inform the biennial legislative report on the status of long-term services and supports for older adults, people with disabilities and adults and children living with mental health conditions.
The Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health delivered recommendations to Governor Dayton for creating a statewide mental health system that meets the needs of all Minnesotans. The report includes nine recommendations for transforming Minnesota’s mental health system to a comprehensive continuum of care, including health promotion and prevention, early intervention services, basic clinical services, residential and inpatient treatment, community supports and crisis response services. The task force recommended improvements to the governance of mental health services to achieve that continuum.
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