"Systems thinking is a discipline for seeing wholes. It is a framework for seeing interrelationships rather than things, for seeing patterns of change rather than static snapshots..." - Peter Senge
The Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health is charged with bringing stakeholders together to better coordinate and integrate policies and programs that impact children and families’ social and emotional well-being. OCMH leads the Wisconsin Children's Mental Health Collective Impact group as a way of bringing important partners together to address this complex task. Please follow these links to learn more about
collective impact and the OCMH's role as the backbone organization.
The Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health serves as the backbone organization (e.g., arranging meeting space, supporting parent and youth membership, and providing resources such as data and cross system information) to the Wisconsin Children's Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI).
In branding of the CMHCI, the colors from the OCMH logo are used to represent the backbone function; the shape, however, illustrates the CHMCI's many players "at the table" who are involved in the complex task of improving children and families' social and emotional well-being.