Building Bridges for Children’s Mental Health

brought to you by the Building Bridges for Children’s Behavioral Health Project

The Building Bridges for Children’s Mental Health Project in Colorado (Building Bridges) is designed to build a statewide system to support and sustain the integration of public schools and local behavioral health systems that will lead to increased access to behavioral health services and improved outcomes for school-aged children.

Building Bridges Website — This website contains resources for school, communities, and student and families to promote the social emotional development and address the behavioral health needs of Colorado’s students.

Topics or categories include:

  • Tools for Communities, Schools and Families, and Everyone
  • Policy
  • Research
  • Model Approaches / Practices
  • Health Resources
  • Family and Youth Involvement
  • Collaboration

For more information about the project, please contact The Center for Systems Integration at

LINKS Mental Health Initiative

brought to you by the Colorado LINKS for Mental Health Initiative

Mission: To promote partnerships among state agencies and key stakeholder groups by weaving together existing efforts to create a more coordinated continuum of mental health services for Colorado children, youth, and families.

LINKS is unique in the history of behavioral health system reform in Colorado because it fully engages communities, youth and families – not only in developing the plan for reform, but in playing leadership roles in implementation and long-term activities within the system. It is not state government doing “business as usual,” but rather it is those affected the most by state government becoming active participants in opportunities to improve and enhance the current and future system.

The LINKS website has a variety of resources to help:

  • Integrate existing behavioral health efforts at the state and local level;
  • Engage family and youth involvement in policymaking; and
  • Streamline and integrate budgets, funding, & finance.

For more information about the Initiative, please contact Jewlya Lynn at

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