Mental health providers providing services for children and youth, such as emergency services; family community support services; day treatment; therapeutic support of foster care; professional home-based family treatment; and mental health crisis are required by Minnesota Statutes 245.8261, subdivision 14 to participate in an annual survey.
The survey must be completed and submitted online by August 20, 2021. You may access the secure, web-based survey here: Restrictive Techniques and Procedures Annual Survey.
This survey will be used to track the incidence of restrictive procedures in programs for children with emotional disturbance.
Agencies are required to complete and submit the survey annually if they provide any of the following mental health services to children and youth:
If you would like to review the survey questions before you submit the survey, you can request a copy by emailing MN_DHS_BehavioralHealthAnnualReporting@state.mn.us.
However, you must access the web-based Restrictive Techniques and Procedures Annual Survey and submit it online.
Department of Human Services (DHS) staff may follow up with your program to ask further questions or offer technical assistance on how to reduce the use of restrictive procedures in your program.
This survey will be available from July 1, 2021, until August 20, 2021.
Please send an email to MN_DHS_BehavioralHealthAnnualReporting@state.mn.us with any questions.
DHS is providing a Spring 2021 training series with two series of half-day training sessions --- Series 1: April 21st and April 29th; Series 2: May 10th and June 17th. The CMH TCM Rule 79 curriculum includes learning characteristics of children with a severe emotional disturbance (SED) and case management skills. The training series will enhance case managers’ ability to integrate equity and person centered practices into their work with the people they serve.
Children’s Mental Health Targeted Case Management Rule 79 Training flyer
Minnesota soon will have a second and third Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) for children with complex mental health conditions. North Homes Children and Family Services has signed a contract with DHS to open a 52-bed PRTF in Grand Rapids by the fall of 2021. Leo A. Hoffman Center plans to open a 40-bed PRTF at their Saint Peter location by the fall of 2021.
Minnesota System of Care is a new way of helping children and youth with complex mental health needs and their families by connecting and coordinating the work of many partners across the state. All focus on services that reflect these core values: culturally responsive, family driven and youth guided.
More Resilient Minnesota is an initiative seeking to improve the health and resilience of current and future generations. Children’s Mental Health and Family Services Collaboratives support their communities to address ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and grow resilient families, communities, and cultures across Minnesota.
The Behavioral Health Division submits a combined mental health and substance abuse application for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Block Grants every two years. The Fiscal Year 2018 – 2019 Combined Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan application was submitted on September 1, 2017. It describes the public mental health and substance use disorder systems in Minnesota; identifies needs, priorities, goals and indicators; and proposes uses of block grant funds.
In accordance with grant requirements, states must submit an annual report on the previous year’s utilization of the grant funds, progress toward the goal targets, and data required for the federal Universal Reporting System Basic and Developmental Tables. Public input is sought in developing and updating the application on an ongoing basis.
For public comments on the Mental Health Block Grant, please provide input in writing via our P.O. Box or e-mail:
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has a web-based application/reporting system called the Web Block Grant Application System (WebBGAS) for this grant program.
To view Minnesota’s Fiscal Year 2018- 2019 Combined Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan application and 2018 MHBG Behavioral Health Report, Minnesota citizens can log in at the SAMHSA Block Grants website.
Note: The exact Username and Password must be used. We suggest copying and pasting from above.
To read or print the entire application or report:
For other legislative reports, check the Legislative Reference Library.
The Minnesota Behavioral Health Planning Council (BHPC) is an integrated mental health and substance use disorder council that advises DHS regarding Minnesota’s combined Mental Health and Substance Abuse Federal Block Grant.
The Subcommittee on Children’s Mental Health makes recommendations to the State Advisory Council on Mental Health on policies, law, regulations and services relating to children's mental health.
The Governor's Task Force on Mental Health was established to provide the governor and legislature with comprehensive recommendations to improve Minnesota’s mental health system.