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In September of 2013, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) was one of seven states awarded the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).  Wisconsin’s SS/HS grant initiative is a collaborative effort bet...

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Education | Juvenile Justice/System Involved Youth | Partnership

California Project LAUNCH describes experiences with
implementing an early childhood mental health home visiting model, with a focus on lessons learned, preliminary results, and recommendations that support the expansion and sustainability of this approach.


Kansas Project LAUNCH summarizes mental health consultation and describes the benefits of  the service and how it was implemented in one county in Kansas.

Massachusetts Project LAUNCH offers a comprehensive collection of tools and guidance for integrating early childhood mental health staff, including a family partner, into the pediatric primary care setting.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health

Washington, D.C. Project LAUNCH summaries the implementation, evaluation, lessons learned, and recommendations of the Healthy Futures mental health consultation program in 25 community-based child development centers.

Early Childhood | Home Visiting

Oklahoma Project LAUNCH collaborates with the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) to make great strides to promote awareness and the impact of infant mental health in their communities and across the state.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Early Childhood

Wisconsin Project LAUNCH summarizes their work to promote the integration of behavioral health into primary care focused on five initiatives, including provider training, behavioral health integration pilot project/brief module development, joint release of information form, primary care provider...

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care

Wisconsin Project LAUNCH summarizes their work to promote developmental screening in 12 high-risk zip codes focused on five broad initiatives, including

Screening and Assessment

Cherokee Nation Illustrates ‘Serve and Return’ and the importance of everyday moments and experiences by watching as a young Cherokee father and his 20-month old daughter engage in responsive and individualized dialogue and interactions.

Developmentally Appropriate | Early Childhood | Family Strengthening/Family Engagement | Social and Emotional Well-Being

North Carolina Project LAUNCH provides guidance to pediatric primary care settings about the development of a family-centered model of care to better meet the needs of patients and their families.

Behavioral Health/Mental Health | Family Strengthening/Family Engagement