ICMHP is charged with developing and monitoring a plan to build comprehensive and coordinated mental health services, programs, and supports for Illinois children and their families. The Partnership created its initial plan in 2005, with a brief update to the strategic priorities in 2012. We are excited to announce that for the first time in 17 years, ICMHP and the State of Illinois have developed a new Children’s Mental Health Plan to improve the overall wellbeing of all Illinois youth and families.
Announcing the Illinois Children’s Mental Health Plan!
The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Plan Release Webinar
In honor of Children’s Mental Health Week and Mental Health Month, we are excited to announce we have released our highly anticipated Children’s Mental Health Plan for Illinois where we share our journey to develop the Plan and our goals for improving child and family mental health and wellness. The webinar featured remarks by ICMHP Interim Chair Dr. Sameer Vohra, ICMHP Director Amanda M. Walsh, and Dr. Dana Weiner, the newly announced Director of the Governor’s Office Children’s Behavioral Health Transformation Initiative. The webinar provided an overview of the Plan’s 5 goals.
Over the past 17 months, ICMHP has worked with stakeholders from across the state to develop a systematic, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary plan that would address the needs of children, families, and communities. Our priority from the start has been to use a whole child and family approach that prioritizes equity, diversity, and inclusion. In order for the State of Illinois to be best prepared to serve the mental health and wellness of all children, families, and communities. We developed five goals, which were shared each day during Children’s Mental Health Week through our newsletter and social media accounts.