Our Mission

About the Coordinated Children’s Service Initiative (CCSI)

The purpose of the Coordinated Children’s Service Initiative (CCSI) is to advance the development of a system of care for children and youth with mental health challenges in New York City.  A system of care is defined as a comprehensive spectrum of mental health and other necessary services which are organized into a coordinated network to meet the multiple and changing needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional, social and behavioral challenges and their families. (Stroul and Friedman, 1986, 1996)

The Citywide Oversight Committeee (COC) and Borough Based Councils (BBCs) provide the structure to carry out the NYS CCSI law and advance the mission of the NYC system of care.

The NYC CCSI By-Laws can be found here (pdf).

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Project TEACH: Training and Education for the Advancement of Children’s Health

A systemic issue that was recently identified by many of the Borough Based Councils, which was then raised to the Citywide Oversight Committee, was that there is a lack of child psychiatrists in New York City. On Thursday, February 4th, 2016, Rachel Zuckerbrot presented more information about Project TEACH and the CAP PC Program to […]

2015-2016 Borough Based Council (BBC) Meeting Schedules

Please join us at an upcoming BBC meeting. All are welcome to join us! 2015-2016 BBC Meeting schedules: Bronx BBC Meeting Calendar 2015-2016 Brooklyn BBC Meeting Calendar 2015-2016 Manhattan BBC Meeting Calendar 2015-2016 Queens BBC Meeting Calendar 2015-2016 Staten Island BBC Meeting Calendar 2015  

Please Welcome New BBC Co-Chair: Devon Bandison

CCSI-NYC welcomes Devon Bandison from Visiting Nurse Service of New York’s FRIENDS program, as the newest co-chair to join the Bronx Borough Based Council (BBC). He will be joining fellow co-chairs Amiee Abusch, Director of JBFCS’s Pelham Family Services, Enid Lugo, Parent Advocate at Bronx Children’s Psychiatric Center, and Bronx Children’s Service Committee chair, Sandra Runes from […]

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