Partnership with Youth MOVE National
Youth MOVE is proud to partner with other organizations doing youth engagement, peer support, policy & research, and other youth systems work!
Youth MOVE National is a proud partner of the TA Network: The TA Network is comprised of national experts in youth and family services working to expand and sustain community-based Systems of Care across the U.S. We provide expert consultation and technical assistance to state and local governments, tribes, territories, communities, and organizations working to develop effective youth- and family-serving systems and to build a well-prepared workforce for the benefit of youth and their families. The TA Network’s mission is to develop effective service systems and establish a skilled and well-prepared workforce that can expand and sustain community-based systems of care across the United States to benefit all children and youth with behavioral health needs and their families.
Institute for Innovation (University of Connecticut )
The Innovations Institute at the UConn School of Social Work builds research-based, inclusive, culturally-responsive, and transformative child-, youth-and family-serving systems and services, and develops the capacity of the workforce within these systems. They do this work in partnership with government agencies, health care providers, youth and their families, and community-based organizations in order to improve outcomes for and with children, youth, and their families.
National Training & Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC)
NTTAC is a SAMHSA-funded initiative to increase the access to the effectiveness of, and dissemination of evidence-based mental health services for young people (ages 0-21) and their families.NTTAC supports a system of care that is trauma-informed and person-centered. NTTAC is committed to equity, inclusion, and diversity, and the promotion of authentic partnership with youth and families.
The Upswing Fund
The Upswing Fund for Adolescent Mental Health is a collaborative fund focusing on the mental health and well-being of adolescents who are of color and/or LGBTQ+. Created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a devastating impact on young people across the United States, The Upswing Fund provides critical resources to front-line organizations that provide the services that young people rely on. In addition, the Fund supports efforts to address key systemic challenges in the adolescent mental health system such as stigma around seeking mental health support.
As a collaborative fund, The Upswing Fund aggregates philanthropic support to achieve greater impact and leverages donor giving to scale proven interventions, accelerate innovation, and advance critical efforts to create policy change to expand the availability of mental health support. Our donors share a commitment to The Fund’s strategic grant-making as informed by our independent expert Advisory Committee.
The Institute supports state and local governments and organizations in implementing and sustaining effective systems and clinical practices that promote system of care values and best meet the needs of children and youth involved in the public systems and their families.
Examples of our work include: Workforce development training, coaching, technical assistance, and implementation support using in-person and online resources and technology across subject areas; Conducting local, state and national evaluations and a variety of research initiatives; Translating data to guide and inform child- and family-serving agencies in their efforts to improve implementation and outcomes; Serving as a developer and intermediary of evidence-based, research-informed and promising practices; Providing policy and financing guidance and analysis; Managing grants, contracts, and multi-site initiatives; Developing regulations, white papers, strategic plans, Medicaid State Plan Amendments, training manuals, curricula, grant applications, requests for proposals, and journal articles; and, Facilitating strategic planning processes and convening and hosting training institutes and conferences.