New Mexico’s Children, Youth, and Families Department Behavioral Health Services (CYFD BHS) is ideally positioned to expand the infrastructure and capacity built through previous Systems of Care (SOC) grants in New Mexico in the New Mexico Systems of Care III (NMSOC III) program. NMSOC III will serve children and youth (ages 0-21) with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) by providing Mobile Crisis Response, High Fidelity Wraparound, Trauma-Informed Care, and Family Peer Support Services in a comprehensive SOC approach. In addition to strengthening the infrastructure of statewide behavioral health (BH) service system, NMSOC III will serve children and youth in Sandoval, Chaves, and Valencia Counties. These counties were selected because of the rural population and they have not been served in previous SOC grants in NM. The goals of NMSOC III are to 1) Enhance the BH workforce, 2) Engage youth, family and community members and ensure meaningful voice, 3) Improve interagency collaboration, 4) Expand the service array for children and youth, and 5) Utilize ongoing Continuous Quality Improvement framework. To achieve these goals, CYFD BHS will collaborate with other state agencies and managed care organizations to create policies and procedures that support children and youth with SED to remain in their communities with strong supports. NMSOC III will achieve goals through active state and local governance teams that will identify areas of need and activities to support these families, including addressing financial barriers and improving communication and collaboration across systems. NMSOC III will enhance the BH workforce by providing training to professionals on screening and assessment, Mobile Crisis Response, Wraparound, Family Peer Support Services, and the Nurtured Heart Approach. Local sites will be fully trained and staffed in the High Fidelity Wraparound Approach. The CYFD SOC Statewide Youth Coordinator and Family Engagement Specialist will engage youth and families by inviting them to participate in the Youth MOVE NM Chapters and to be on the governance teams. Children/Youth referred to NMSOC III services will be screened for SED, trauma history, and fit for Wraparound and other Support Services. Enrolled youth will have access to a full array of SOC services, such as Wraparound, Peer Services, Respite Care, and Crisis Mobile Response. Local communities will work with CYFD BHS 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 Reviews 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 services to children and youth in the BH system. NMSOC III is expected to enroll 600 children and youth in services over the life of the grant, with 60 enrolled in year 1 and 180 each year for years 2-4.