Monadnock Expansion will ameliorate a fragmented, difficult to navigate system lacking basic services by implementing high-fidelity home-based family therapy, wraparound for children 0-5, and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support for Behavioral Health “MTSS-B.” It will enhance and coordinate the service array, embed system of care values, and provide strategic oversight and infrastructure for these programs in order to improve the mental health outcomes for children and youth, 0-21, with serious emotional disturbances, and their families.
The entire project will directly serve an estimated 541 children/youth per year and 2,162 over four years with increased access to high-quality outpatient, community-based mental health services, improved youth well-being and functioning, enhanced caregiver well-being and functioning, and improved school culture and climate.
It will benefit all of the 185,911 people who live in the rural catchment area of west-central and southwestern part of New Hampshire, where 4.2% are people of color, about 10% live in poverty, and 41.5% are vehicle-poor in an area with practically no public transportation.
The focus of Monadnock Expansion is to broaden its programmatic scope and geographic reach. It will align with the state and other similar initiatives to achieve broader systems change needed to expand and sustain the SOC approach. All services provided through or in collaboration with Monadnock Expansion will be evidence-based, culturally competent, and family-driven