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Evidence Based and Promising Practices Offered Statewide

The use of evidence based practices and programs are encouraged in the provision of mental health services to children and their families in the Community Mental Health Services Programs and their provider network.  The use of evidence based practices, programs or promising practices are supported to ensure better outcomes for the services provided.

Mental Health Services to Children and Families has supported training and technical assistance in evidence based program/practices (Parent Management Training-Oregon, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and promising practices (Infant Mental Health, Wraparound Services, Caregiver Education/Resource Parent Training).

  • Parent Management Training is an intervention to help parents manage the behavior of children.  For information, go to

    For additional information, please contact Luann J. Gray, PMTO State Coordinator at:

  • (October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2023)

    In 2018, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services was awarded a five-year SAMHSA grant focusing on transition age youth/young adults ages 16-25 who have Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED) or Serious Mental Illness (SMI). The Michigan Healthy Transition project (MHT) is currently being implemented in Kent and Kalamazoo Counties in collaboration with the Association for Children’s Mental Health, Michigan Public Health Institute, Network180 and Integrated Services of Kalamazoo. The MHT projects intends to:

    • Increase the identification of transition age youth/young adults eligible for public mental health services.
    • Train key providers in the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Model TM; an evidence-based practice specifically for transition age youth/young adults with SED or SMI.
    • Implement the TIP Model TM  to increase positive outcomes for transition age youth/young adults in the areas of education, employment, living situation and community life functioning.
    • Incorporate the use of Youth Peer Support Specialists in the implementation of the TIP Model TM to empower and support transition age youth/young adults.
    • Work to improve system level outcomes for transition age youth/young adults through improving access to services, fine tuning an array of meaningful and effective services and supports and developing policies and procedures that sustain those activities. 

    If you have any questions about the Michigan Healthy Transitions project please contact Leslie Pitts