Principal Investigator: Finnegan, Megan C. August 1, 2016 - November 30, 2017 Funder: SAMHSA
St. Louis System of Care, Workforce Development Project is a partnership between the St. Louis System of Care and the St. Louis Mental Health Board. For this project, MIMH has created the Organizational Change Institute (OCI) to enhance the capacity of organizations in child serving systems to serve within a family-driven, youth-guided, culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed, and evidence-based/informed service delivery framework. The OCI’s goals are to provide workforce development training for St. Louis City and St. Louis County professionals who work in the behavioral health or related workforce with youth from birth to early adulthood. The OCI will also be developing a directory of workforce development resources within the St. Louis area and conducting a Needs Assessment of workforce development needs.
The Emergency Room Enhancement initiative is designed to improve access to Community Mental Health Centers for Missourians who often seek treatment for psychiatric conditions or substance use disorders in Emergency Rooms.