Creating Connections NH Workforce Development

Creating Connections NHCreating Connections NH is a project of the NH Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health within the NH Department of Health and Human Services to develop, continuously improve and sustain a system of care for youth (ages 12-25) with Substance Used Disorders (SUD) and Co-occurring mental health disorders and SUD (COD) in 4 pilot sites across NH. The institute on Disability is working with the state agency and community partners and organizations to:

  1. Design and provide training and supports to deliver developmentally appropriate, research-based screening and brief intervention.
  2. Provide training for implementation of research-based assessments, including the CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Checklist) to guide treatment planning.
  3. Design and provide training for implementation of developmentally-appropriate research-based treatment services consistent with System of Care values and principles and ASAM continuum of care, including training in the Seven Challenges, Motivational Interviewing, Care Coordination, Family- and Youth-Driven Wraparound, RENEW, Medication Assisted Treatment, Recovery Coaching, and other evidence-based practices.
  4. Identify critical barriers in state and federal licensing policies, rules, and regulations that interfere with the development of high quality assessment, treatment, and recovery services for youth and young adults with SUD or SUD/COD.
Areas of Emphasis: 
Age Levels: 
Middle/High School