Building Bridges Between Residential and Community-Based Service Delivery Providers, Families, and Youth
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) held a Building Bridges Summit June 14-17, 2006, to better integrate and link residential and community services and support, thereby creating a clearer picture of the role residential care plays in a full continuum of services.
Gary M. Blau, Chief, Child, Adolescent, and Family Branch Center for Mental Health Services, SAMHSA, was responsible for spearheading the summit. Participants included residential and community-based service providers, leaders from national organizations, and youth and family leaders.
CWLA President and CEO Shay Bilchik, and Lloyd Bullard, Director of Residential Services and Cultural Competence, participated in the planning and development of the Building Bridges Summit. A number of CWLA's public and private member agency representatives participated in the meeting.
Click on the links below to download the meeting outcomes statement and preliminary draft of the joint resolution of common purpose, shared principles, values, and practices, as well as a list of summit invitees.
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