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Together with our partners, Innovations Institute develops white papers and briefs with best practice guidelines, scholarly papers on our research and evaluation results, and technical assistance documents for transforming public- serving systems. Below are some of our latest publications. You can also find numerous resources on Innovations, our learning management system, and on our YouTube channel.

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Mobile Response and Stabilization Services National Best Practices

The inclusion of MRSS within a comprehensive system of care (SOC) and crisis continuum is a core component of a good and modern children’s behavioral health system. Read these guiding principles and best practices from Innovation Institute’s National Mobile Response & Stabilization Services Quality Learning Collaborative.

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The Evolution of the System of Care (SOC) Approach

Referenced by SAMHSA’s most recent Children’s Mental Health Initiative Notice of Funding Opportunity, this document describes the evolution of the SOC approach, and presents updates in the philosophy, infrastructure, services, and supports that comprise the SOC framework. The revisions are based on expert consultation and input from the field and reflect a consensus on the future directions of SOC.

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A Safe Place to Be: Crisis Stabilization Services and Other Supports for Children and Youth

The essential elements of a community-based crisis service array designed specifically to meet the needs of youth and their families in their homes and communities are outlined in our recent publication.