​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Office of Children's Mental Health (OCMH) supports Wisconsin's children in achieving their optimal mental health and well-being. By encouraging collaboration across child and family service systems in Wisconsin, including state agencies, nongovernment mental health programs, advocates, and people with lived experience, OCMH supports children's mental health system improvements.​

Annual Report/Fact Sheets

Collective Impact Teams


Lived Experience

​News and Events​​​​​

​​​Strengthening Student Mental Health

What can help strengthen student mental health?

  • School connectedness and strong relationships with staff and peers.
  • Positive, not punitive, school culture that supports belonging.
  • ​Sufficient sleep and developmentally appropriate start times.​

​​Read more about Strengthening Student Mental Health in our recent fact sheet. Available in Spanish and Hmong!

Fi​nd more information on our School Mental Health webpage and check out the Mental Health Literacy Instructional Units​.

OCMH Social Connectedness of Youth Wisconsin Visits

​​​OCMH is highlighting community programs that support youth connections through visits this summer and fall. The first visits were in the Western and Northwestern part of the state.​ Read the recap.​

​​​​Handling a Children's Mental Health Crisis​

Parent ​​​​​leaders from the Trauma and Recovery Project identified a need for caregiver resources on how to support children and youth experiencing a mental health crisis. 

With guidance from community partners and mental health providers, the Handling a Mental Health Crisis handout was created. 

Access the tool in English, Spanish, and Hmong​. 

Video Training on Trauma-Informed Care

Check out our 30-minute videos and learning toolkits on the following topics:

  • White Privilege
  • Implicit Bias
  • Working with People with Different Racial and Cultural Backgrounds
  • COVID-19 and Trauma-Informed Care – Collective Trauma 101


Access the videos and learning toolkits​.

If you have difficulty accessing our materials, or using our website, please let us know by emailing OCMH@wi.gov​
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