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29-I Health Facility (Voluntary Foster Care Agency Transition)

Voluntary Foster Care Agencies (VFCAs) must be licensed for the provision of limited health-related services to contract and bill Medicaid Managed Care Plans and comply with Corporate Practice of Medicine standards. To be licensed as a VFCA Health Facility, the foster care agency must apply to the NYS Office of Children and Family Services and the NYS Department of Health and include limited health-related services to be provided, the location and physical description of the physical plant, and other required information.


ACR Health Hotline

Provides various support groups for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Questioning youth ages 13-25 and Transyouth ages 5-25 as well as Family Support will a Credentialed Family Peer Advocate for Families of Transyouth.


Become a Family Peer Advocate (FPA)

Family Peer Advocates are valuable professionals within the child serving system. They are uniquely qualified to work with families based on their first-hand experience as the parent/caregiver of a young person with a social, emotional, behavioral, health, or developmental disability. This experience, combined with additional Parent Empowerment (PEP) training, allows them to provide peer support to parents of children with similar challenges.


Become a Member of Youth Power

As a member, you stand with hundreds of young people across the state in saying that you believe in what we are doing and want to strengthen the numbers behind our mission. Becoming a member means you get all the latest information about things that are important to young people and give as much of your time to us as you want or can. Youth Power is a safe space for those looking to organize advocacy, to speak out and amplify their voices for change. Stand proud as part of a movement working to change systems and pave the way for the next generation of youth by becoming a member today.


Become a Youth Peer Advocate (YPA)

Are you a young person who is between the ages of 18 and 30 years old with first-hand experience with mental health, special education, or foster care services? Are you curious about ways you could help a younger person who is facing some of the same challenges you faced?

If so, consider becoming a Youth Peer Advocate (YPA). Learn more about how you can use your own experience with recovery to make a positive impact in another young person’s life.


Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator Map

The SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Locator Map provides location and contact information for the following issues:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health
  • Health Care Centers
  • Veteran's Affairs

This map allows users to filter by location, distance and type of program.


Bravehearts - Motivating Others through Voices of Experiences (M.O.V.E.) NY

The mission of the Bravehearts is to empower young adults touched by the child welfare system to become active and authentic leaders in their own lives as they transition into adulthood.

Located in Westchester County, Bravehearts M.O.V.E. New York is the chapter-lead for the state and an authentic youth-led non-profit. They work to improve services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education and child welfare.

A Braveheart is any young adult, aged 14-26 who has overcome adversity, persevered through difficult times and come out as a stronger and wiser version of themselves.


Building a School Responder Model

The School Responder Model (SRM) is a response to school infractions that aims to address behavioral health needs and reduce the likelihood of juvenile justice involvement. This interactive web application provides data and practical activities to address behavioral health issues.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website provides a plethora of credible information on all aspects of protecting and improving quality health and wellness initiatives.


Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute contains a wide variety of useful information resources for families and educators. The site explores concerns and challenges faced by parents, family members and educators. Learn how to effectively respond to emotional, behavioral and learning challenges. This website also contains many personal story videos.

Th Child Mind Institute is available online or in person (in New York City), offering evaluations, treatment and neuropsychological testing for children, teens and young adults.

Terms / Acronyms for:


29-I Health Facility

Adapted Health Care Devices Programs

Adolescent Health Transition Programs

Adult Day Health Programs

Adult State/Local Health Insurance

Affordable Care Act Qualified Health Plans(ACA QHPs)

Behavioral Health Organization(BHO)

Child Care Mental Health Consultation Programs

Child Health Insurance Program Recipients(CHIP Recipients)

Child Health Insurance Programs(CHIP)

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs(CYSHCN)

Children's State/Local Health Insurance Programs

CIHS(Center for Integrated Health Solutions)

Community Mental Health Agencies

Condition Specific Mental Health Information/Education

County Departments of Health

County Departments of Mental Health

Disabilities and Health Conditions

E-Health Visits

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Call Center/Website

Forensic Mental Health Evaluation

Health Care

Health Care Discount Enrollment Programs

Health Care Discrimination Assistance

Health Education

Health Facility Licensing

Health Home

Health Home Care Management(HHCM)

Health Home Non-Medicaid Care Management

Health Insurance Information/Counseling

Health Insurance Information/Counseling

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPPA)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Regulation(HIPAA Regulation)

Health Insurance Premium Assistance

Health Insurance/Dental Coverage

Health Law

Health Related Advocacy Groups

Health Related Temporary Housing

Health Resocialization

Health Screening/Diagnostic Services

Health Supportive Services

Health/Disability Related Counseling

Health/Disability Related Support Groups

Home Based Mental Health Services(HBMH)

Home Health Aide Services

Home Health Care

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

Inpatient Mental Health Facilities

Long Term Home Health Care

Managed Health Care Information

Medicare Health Maintenance Organization Plan Enrollment(Medicare HMO Plan Enrollment)

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Mental Health Associations

Mental Health Care Facilities

Mental Health Courts

Mental Health Drop In Centers

Mental Health Evaluation

Mental Health Evaluation and Treatment

Mental Health Expense Assistance

Mental Health Halfway Houses

Mental Health Hotlines

Mental Health Information/Education

Mental Health Information/Education

Mental Health Intervention Programs

Mental Health Issues

Mental Health Occupational Therapy(MHOT)

Mental Health Practitioner Associations

Mental Health Related Prevention Programs

Mental Health Related Support Groups

Mental Health Screening

Mental Health Support Services

Mental Health Warrants

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene(NYC DOHMH)

Oral Health Issues

Outpatient Mental Health Facilities

Personal Health Care Advocate Services

Post Disaster Mental Health Expense Assistance

Post Disaster Mental Health Services

Private Health Insurance(PHI)

Secured Mental Health Facilities

Small Business Health Options Programs(SHOPs)

Social Health Insurance

State Health Insurance Marketplace Call Centers/Websites(nystateofhealth)

State/Local Health Insurance

State/Local Health Insurance Information/Counseling

Student Health Programs

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA)

Transitional Mental Health Services

US Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)


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