IMHPAC: Child & Adolescent Subcommittee Minutes 08/19/2022

IMHPAC C&A Minutes 8/19/22

  1. Attendance, call to order-Members-Michelle Churchey-Mims, Chris O'Hara, Erin Grima, Ray Connor, Public-Emily LeFew, Angie Hughes, Grace Hong-Duffin, Linda Springer, Christin Coffey. Called to order 12:36p
  2. Review and approval of minutes Chris motioned and Erin approved minutes from 7/15/22 meeting.
  3. Overview of committee goals, mission & time frames Raise up children's issues and advise DMH and IMHPAC committee.
    • Reviewed goals of committee.
  4. New Business-Chris gave update from last IMHPAC committee.
    • Discussion of youth crisis services and the interconnect between "SASS/MCR" and 590. Warmline, Safe2Help and 988 was also included. Discussed the difference in the models-590 response is crisis stabilization whereas "SASS/MCR" is crisis screening. However, discussed the importance of coordination so youth and families will not require multiple interventions with multiple providers. There are ongoing conversations in many forums and we will check in next months.
  5. Vote on previously proposed measures- n/a
  6. Review of next steps-Next meeting: Youth crisis system, Homebased Crisis Intervention
  7. Public comments-Public provided feedback on confusion and clarity needed in youth crisis system.


The committee meets virtually on the third Friday of each month at 12:30-1:30 p.m. All are welcome.