Our Mission: Advocate for accessible and equitable quality mental health care for children and their families.
Why We Meet: The following indicators are some of the topics we are tracking which drive the Access Team and illustrate the current state of children’s mental health and well-being:
- Availability of Providers
- Mental Health Hospitalization
- Adolescents Experiencing Major Depression
How We Improve Systems: The Youth Mental Health Crisis Plan Card was developed and launched by the Access Team in the fall of 2019. It is a wallet-sized card completed by a youth that tells responders what to do in the first five minutes of a crisis to de-escalate the situation and avoid negative results such as incarceration, restraints, and assumption making. The card is being test piloted at a number of schools and organizations throughout the state of Wisconsin.
Our Current Partners: Members of the Access Team include lived experience leaders, state departments (Department of Justice, Department of Health Services, Department of Public Instruction, Office of the Commissioner of Insurance), non-profit organizations focusing on children, mental health providers, and healthcare systems.
We welcome you to join this effort for increased collaboration and coordination. For more information about the Children's Mental Health Collective Impact work, please contact us at OCMH@wisconsin.gov.