Objective B: Assure effective collaboration among planning boards.
Under Alaska's statutes, planning and advocacy responsibilities for children and youth with emotional disturbances is shared by the Alaska Mental Health Board, the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education (GCDSE) and the Governor's Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Abuse (ABADA). The Governor's Council shares responsibility for seriously emotionally disturbed children and youth who receive special education services. The Advisory Board focuses on services that prevent and treat substance abuse in children and youth. Many of the children and youth at risk of substance abuse have emotional disturbances.
1. Alaska Mental Health Board, Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education, and Governor's Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse will identify areas of common responsibility and develop mechanisms for joint policy development, planning and budgeting efforts with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.
Responsible party: Alaska Mental Health Board, Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education, Governor's Advisory Board on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse