New Mexico’s Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) is ideally positioned to expand the capacity to serve youth in transition with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or Serious Mental Illness (SMI), by providing High Fidelity Wraparound Services, Trauma-Informed Care, and Peer and Family Support Services in the Healthy Transitions Expansion Program (HTEP). HTEP will serve youth 16-25 years old in Dona Ana and San Juan Counties. These counties were selected because of the border region and large Native American population, respectively. The two selected clinical programs (La Clinica de Familia in Dona Ana County and Desert View Family Counseling Services in San Juan County) have a long history of providing high quality, culturally sensitive services to youth in transition. The goals of HTEP are to 1) Enhance the behavioral health workforce, 2) Engage youth, family and community members and ensure meaningful voice, 3) Improve interagency collaboration, 4) Expand the service array for transition-age youth, and 5) Utilize ongoing Continuous Quality Improvement framework. To achieve these goals, CYFD will collaborate with New Mexico’s Behavioral Health Services Division (BHSD) by establishing a memorandum of understanding to work together to create policies and procedures that enable a smooth transition from the child to adult serving system. HTEP will achieve goals through active state and local governance teams that will identify areas of need and activities to support youth transitioning to the adult system, including addressing financial barriers and improving communication and collaboration across systems. HTEP will enhance the behavioral health workforce by providing training to professionals on Wraparound Services, Trauma Affect Regulation Guide for Education and Therapy (TARGET), and Family and Youth Peer Support Services. Local sites will be fully trained and staffed in High Fidelity Wraparound Approach. The CYFD Statewide Youth Coordinator will engage youth and families by inviting them to participate in the Youth MOVE NM Chapters and to be on the governance teams. Youth referred to HTEP services will be screened for SED/SMI, trauma history, and fit for Wraparound Services. Enrolled youth will have access to evidence-based services such as Wraparound, Peer Services, and TARGET. Local communities will work with CYFD and BHSD to align funding streams with existing initiatives to maximize sustainability of services. For quality improvement, fidelity assessments will be conducted to ensure high quality services. Local sites will implement Quality Services Review to have a better understanding of the impact of the grant program in the community. Quality improvement reports will be shared with the governance teams and state agencies to impact policies and procedures that enhance youth transitioning for the child to adult behavioral health systems. HTEP is expected to screen 300 youth in transition and enroll 200 youth in services over the life of the grant with 40 enrolled in year 1, 80 each year for years 2-5.