The Child Mental Health Wraparound Program (CMHW) serves as the statewide access site for families whose children face serious mental health or behavioral challenges. We help families apply for wraparound services, known as CMHW, through the Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addiction (DMHA). Our Family Liaisons will assist youth & families with the application process which includes an initial assessment process to collaborate with families in identifying any ongoing need for supports.
For all children & families who may not qualify for the wraparound services through DMHA, Child Advocates will assist in making referrals for these individuals within their community in an effort to support their social, emotional, and behavioral well-being. Additionally, Child Advocates will provide support through the Educational Liaison program for those youth who have identified intensive educational-related needs and do not qualify for the wraparound services through DMHA.
One priority for Child Advocates within the new Child Mental Health Wraparound Program is to intentionally focus efforts on identifying gaps in services for those children who may not have regular access to mental & emotional health care. Child Advocates will do this by identifying youth within the black, brown, and LGBTQ+ communities to increase efforts in coordinating supportive services to address their needs.
To gather more information about the CMHW program for which Child Advocates helps families apply, email Program Director Phyllis Armstrong at email@example.com.
Learn more about the Child Mental Health Wraparound Services.