Building Bridges...

Advancing partnerships among residential and community-based service providers, youth and families to improve lives.

Welcome to the Building Bridges Initiative.

Building Bridges is a national initiative working to identify and promote practice and policy that will create strong and closely coordinated partnerships and collaborations between families, youth, community - and residentially - based treatment and service providers, advocates and policy makers to ensure that comprehensive mental health services and supports are available to improve the lives of young people and their families.

In all that we do, we strive to advance partnerships among residential and community-based service providers, youth, and families to improve lives.

To read more about the Building Bridges Initiative, read the BBI Overview Document.

The Building Bridges Initiative is pleased to share three new documents: 

A Building Bridges Initiative Informational Document:  Using Wraparound Principles to Integrate Residential and Community-Based Systems of Care

Best Practices for Residential Interventions for Youth and their Families: A Resource Guide for Judges and Legal Partners with Involvement in the Children's Dependency Court System

Best Practices for Residential Interventions for Youth and their Families: A Resource Guide for Judges and Legal Partners with Involvement in the Children's Dependency Court System - Executive Summary