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The Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative

Who We Are

The Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative (CCSI) of New York City is a unique cross-systems forum that brings together parents, caregivers, youth, and service providers throughout the five boroughs of NYC on a monthly basis to create meaningful dialogue, share resources, and advocate for increased awareness and quality access to care for children and youth with mental and emotional health challenges.  Using the system of care model*, CCSI members tackle some of the toughest barriers standing in the way of youth receiving comprehensive and streamlined services to support their health and well-being and work together to advocate for positive change. 

What We Do

The Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative (CCSI) works with families, youth, government agencies, and community providers to:

  • Improve services in
    • child welfare
    • juvenile justice
    • family court
    • education
    • mental health
    • substance abuse
    • youth development
  • Identify solutions for families being served by more than one agency
  • Increase family and youth involvement in service planning and policy development

Our Values and Goals

CCSI believes in behavioral health care that:

  • is family-driven and youth-guided
  • recognizes that each family has unique strengths
  • provides the right services at the right time and in the right amount
  • addresses the needs of each child and family across all service systems
  • respects the language and culture of community members

*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)

August 2019

Youth Advisory Council Meeting

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on July 16, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on August 6, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on August 20, 2019 at 5:00pm

Youth Power! NYC Regional Office Space, 242 W. 38th St, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Who: Youth aged 16 to 25 years old with current or past lived experience in the following systems: ·         mental health ·         child welfare (ACS) ·         juvenile justice ·         family court ·         substance use issues ·         education needs and gaps Description: The CCSI YAC is formed FOR YOUTH, BY YOUTH for the purpose of giving feedback, announcing barriers, and strategic problem solving from a youth point of view, as those in mental health treatment and recovery and other youth-serving systems.…

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The Hope & Healing Town Hall: How Bronx Schools Can Address Childhood Trauma

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10456 United States
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Hey Bronx students and parents! Learn about childhood trauma, its impact on learning, what schools can do to help, and YOUR rights. Please join New York State Assembly Member Latoya Joyner and Bronx Legal Services at The Bronx Museum of the Arts on Wednesday, August 7th at 11AM for lunch and an important conversation about bringing healing approaches to our public schools. Trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect countless children in our communities. Even after the initial impact, ACEs…

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Youth Advisory Council Meeting

August 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 16, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on August 6, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on August 20, 2019 at 5:00pm

Youth Power! NYC Regional Office Space, 242 W. 38th St, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
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Who: Youth aged 16 to 25 years old with current or past lived experience in the following systems: ·         mental health ·         child welfare (ACS) ·         juvenile justice ·         family court ·         substance use issues ·         education needs and gaps Description: The CCSI YAC is formed FOR YOUTH, BY YOUTH for the purpose of giving feedback, announcing barriers, and strategic problem solving from a youth point of view, as those in mental health treatment and recovery and other youth-serving systems.…

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