COACT Colorado Team to Share Lessons Learned
The COACT Colorado team plans to send six members to the 31st Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health in Tampa, Florida. The team includes the Principal Investigator, Trauma Responsive Service Array Developer, Medicaid System of Care Specialist, Child and Family Evaluator, a Family Advocate, and a mental health clinical trainer. Three University of Denver partners will also be attending and co-presenting with the COACT Colorado team. The COACT Colorado team will present the following papers and symposiums at the conference based on work conducted in the first year of the System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Grant:
- Using Family Advocates to Understand the Impact on Families Caring for a Child or Youth with a Serious Mental Health Challenge: Time, Finances, Life Events, and Caregiver Employment
- Building a Theory of Change to Address Child and Family Trauma Across the Child-, Youth-, and Family-Serving Systems in Colorado
- Striving for Behavioral Health Equity in Colorado: Research on Identification of Mental Health Needs Among Latino Youth, Solutions for Reducing Disparities, and Using the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview and CLAS Standards to Increase Provider Cultural Competency
The COACT Colorado team and university partners will share research and policy efforts with system of care sites and mental health professionals from around the nation. In addition, the COACT Colorado team will learn about innovations from other states that can improve mental health service delivery for children and youth in Colorado.