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Community Technical Assistance Center of New York

Since 2011, CTAC has advanced the effective and efficient delivery of services to children, adults, and families who rely on public sector services to meet their mental health needs. CTAC offers a variety of trainings, tools, and support to help improve direct services, program operations, and development of the family and youth peer workforce.

Funder: NYS Office of Mental Health

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Managed Care Technical Assistance Center of New York

MCTAC provides policy, administrative, and implementation technical assistance to mental health, substance abuse and child welfare agencies transitioning to managed care and value-based payment systems. CTAC and MCTAC share a mission of helping agencies develop strong business and financial models to ensure sustainability in the changing healthcare landscape.

Funder: NYS Office of Mental Health

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NYC Early Childhood Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Center

TTAC provides training and technical assistance to mental health professionals serving children ages 0-5 and their families in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene-funded Early Childhood Therapeutic Centers, as well as professionals working in New York City outpatient mental health clinics; Early Intervention, Universal Pre-K and ACS Early Learn sites; and other child-serving systems.

Funder: NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Partnership Lead: New York Center for Child Development (

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The YouthACT Technical Assistance Center

YTAC provides training and technical assistance to 14 teams across New York State that implement an Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs for youth and their families. The Center works with providers, NYS OMH, Families Together of NYS and the ACT Institute to prepare these teams to address the needs of youth with significant mental health challenges and their families.

Funder: New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH)

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The Peer Support Services Technical Assistance Center

The Peer Support Services Technical Assistance Center delivers training, technical assistance and consultation to mental health organizations serving people across the lifespan including children, youth, families, and adults/older adults living with mental health conditions. PeerTAC’s focus is on the expansion of Peer Support Services within mental health organizations.

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A library of over 500 resources

The Technical Assistance Centers meet the needs of diverse audiences via face-to-face and distance learning formats, including learning communities, intensive trainings, self-paced modules, webinars, and standalone resources. Browse past trainings crafted around a wide variety of topics of interest to behavioral health providers and other learners.

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CTAC and MCTAC offer a number of practical and user-friendly tools to help strengthen your agency's infrastructure.

Our Partners

The Center on Addiction
The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) is a national nonprofit research and policy organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of substance use and addiction. CASA connects science with policy and practice to better the lives of all people impacted by substance use and addiction.
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Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)
CCSI has more than 25 years of experience in providing support to organizations in the behavioral health and human services fields so that they can improve services for those in need. CCSI will provide training and technical assistance related to billing practices & fiscal management, the use of data for quality improvement and decision making, and treatment supply & demand.
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Families Together in New York State (FTNYS)
Families Together in New York State, Inc. is a non-profit, family-run organization that strives to establish a unified voice for children and youth with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. FTNYS has several initiatives designed to strengthen and sustain the important work of family support organizations and family advocates, including the Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) Training Initiative, the establishment of a Family Advocate Credential, the creation of learning collaborative opportunities for family advocates, and the development of data-informed strategies to better understand the unique contribution of family support as an important cross-system resource for families. FTNYS will provide consultation on training related to all parent support, engagement, multi-family group, and development of new training modules.
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The Institute for Community Living (ICL)
With 25 years of experience providing services for people with serious mental illness, as well as those with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, ICL offers accessible, quality health and mental health care, family support, school-based services and more. ICL provides training and technical assistance in billing practices, fiscal management, data management and quality improvement.
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New York Association Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)
A statewide coalition of people who use and/or provide recovery oriented community based mental health services. NYAPRS is dedicated to improving services and social conditions for people with psychiatric disabilities or diagnoses, and those with trauma-related conditions by promoting their recovery, rehabilitation and rights so that all people can participate freely in the opportunities of society. NYAPRS will provide consultation on developing and delivering peer directed services in adult mental health clinics.
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The Center for Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-based Practices in States (IDEAS Center)
The Center for Implementation and Dissemination of Evidence-based Practices in States (IDEAS Center) is focused on the advancement of implementation science in behavioral health systems serving children, adolescents and their families. Implementation and dissemination research focuses on how the best evidence-based practices in children’s behavioral health can be more efficiently and effectively put to use in a way that they will ultimately benefit the greatest number of children and families. Funded by a combination of support from the National Institute of Mental Health (including a P30 Center grant) and New York State Office of Mental Health, the mission of the IDEAS Center is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state roll-outs of evidence-based practices (EBPs) and quality improvement initiatives (QI).
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The NYU McSilver Institute
The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action.
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