Our Work

Building Bridges

DMA worked with SAMHSA and stakeholders on the national Building Bridges Initiative. This initiative's goal is to develop practice and policy aimed at strengthening connections between residential mental health programs for children and youth - most often those in state custody - and their families and communities, with the ultimate outcome of family preservation and the youth's successful return to their community. DMA conducted focus groups and incorporated stakeholder feedback to develop tools to assist in adopting these principles and practices.

2008 - 2014