Treatment Workgroup

Framework for Updated Plan

The plan will be developed through four workgroups. The workgroups are designed to address the unique needs that a child and their family face at different points of time on a mental health and wellness continuum and across systems. Their charge is as follows:

  • Create a series of cross-sector and interagency recommendations for how the State of Illinois can improve mental health and wellbeing for children and their families across the entire state. Each workgroup will incorporate the following themes in their recommendations: 1) diversity, equity, and inclusion 2) trauma 3) development and life course; 4) and needs in the public and private systems.

The following button titled “Member Resources” grants access to Treatment Workgroup Members to retrieve general information and background materials to help aid in the Plan development process. All meeting minutes and final materials developed by the Treatment workgroup will be accessible below.

Member Resources


Treatment is tasked with developing recommendations focused on addressing the needs of children and their families with targeted interventions to address identified mental health concerns in the least restrictive setting.

Treatment Co-Chair

Regina Crider *ICMHP Appointee

Founder and Executive Director
Youth and Family Alliance

John T. Walkup, MD

Chair, Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Anne and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
Margaret C. Osterman Professor of Psychiatry
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine



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