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KY SEED is a $9 million, six-year cooperative agreement initiated in 2008,

between the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Kentucky Division of Behavioral Health to support Kentucky's further development of its system of care for children age birth to 5 who have social, emotional, and behavioral needs and their families.

What is a System of Care?

A system of care is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that are organized to meet the needs of children and youth with mental health challenges and their families.

The values of a System of Care are:

    > Family-Driven and Youth-Guided
    > Community-Based
    > Culturally Competent
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Mental Health First Aid - Youth Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is experiencing a mental health or substance abuse issue. The training helps us identify, understand, and effectively respond to behavioral health issues. YMHFA is also a nationally recognized, evidence-based practice that can help prevent suicide. (more info)


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This link is for designated users of the "KY SEED National Evaluation ID Assignment System". This secure system enables Local Resource Coordinators or their designees to assign a KY SEED National Evaluation ID number and maintain contact information for KY SEED clients in their region. In addition KY IMPACT Service Coordinators may search KY SEED ID Numbers for client information in their respective regions. Regional Continuous Quality Improvement Committee Chairs may access the system to download regional demographic updates for use during the CQI process. Questions about access to the system should be directed to: Christopher Duckworth, KY SEED National Evaluation Coordinator, , (859) 622-7284.

National Evaluation ID Assignment System

The ICN provides close to real-time access to data by KY SEED Staff and State SOC Continuous Quality Improvement Committee members. The ICN is a mechanism for communicating evaluation activities and transmitting information, including state level evaluation results, approved summary statistics, and national aggregate information that can be accessed directly by designated users. Questions about access to the ICN should be directed to: Christopher Duckworth, KY SEED National Evaluation Coordinator,, (859) 622-7284.

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