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.

The Building Bridges Initiative is pleased to share a new issue brief on Cultural and Linguistic Competence: Creating and Maintaining Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Human Service Agencies:  Rationale and Recommendations for Promising Practices. To read the letter from Dr. Gary Blau introducing this important document, please click here. To download the document, please click here.

SAVE THE DATE!!!  The Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) will be holding a 2015 Summer Training Event on August 5th, 6th, and 7th.  Click here  for the Save the Date Announcement and check back for further information.