This module provides an overview of the family driven and youth guided practice.

PDF: Family Engagement Module


In 2016, Governor Sununu signed into law a bill that required the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services to work together to develop a comprehensive system of care for children with behavioral health needs. What does that look like?  The law defined a system of care as having community-based, flexible services and supports without gaps and barriers to access that are driven by families and youth and delivered in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.  This includes an adequate service array for young children and families through young adulthood.  Annual reports document progress including expenditures associated with children’s behavioral health care across state agencies, and an assessment of whether services are consistent with a system of care approach.  Additionally, the Year 2 report documents gaps in the service array and highlights ongoing and planned quality improvement efforts.  The Endowment for Health funded the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire to provide technical assistance.  Annual reports documenting progress are included below: 


Year One Report

Year Two Report