Youth Mental Health & Wellness Committee

Youth Mental Health & Wellness Committee

Our Purpose 

The Youth Mental Health & Wellness Committee works to help the Partnership research, engage, and advocate for the mental health wellbeing of all Arlington children and youth.

History

This committee was  created in 2014 to address the increases in depressive symptoms, bullying, and other mental health issues reported by Arlington youth in the APCYF 2014 Report Card.

Membership 

Membership includes community members, APS mental health administrators, Department of Human Services Youth Behavioral Health staff, Community Services Board, Youth and Child Committee members, and representatives from community- based mental health organizations. Their purpose  is to advocate for mental health well-being of all Arlington children and youth. The committee does this by building better communications, coordination and, when possible, collaboration among mental health service providers in the schools, county and community. It works to disseminate information about current and new mental health resources, including informational events and trainings, available to families. Membership include community members, APS mental health administrators, DHS youth behavioral health staff, Community Services Board, Youth and Child Committee members, and representatives from community- based mental health organizations.

Engagement Regarding Our Young People’s Mental Health Needs

The committee works to build better communications, coordination and, when possible, collaboration between and among mental health service providers in the schools, county and community. The committee also works to help disseminate information about current and new mental health resources, including informational events and trainings, available to families.