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OMH Data and Information

engage logo The Childrens' Plan Leaving OMH site
Engage is our collective commitment and vision to listen,support,assist and nurture a family’s strengths and abilities to raise their children. Engage also symbolizes opportunities to build new kinds of relationships among state agencies and meaningful connections with young people with a serious emotional disturbance as well as providing support and hope to their families.
kids logo Children, Teens and Families Indicators Portal
This portal expands the availability of youth and family service measures, including data from the OMH Child and Adult Integrated Reporting System and the Youth and Family Assessment of Care surveys.
Cover of Patient Characteristics Survey Patient Characteristic Survey (PCS) Portal
Provides a comprehensive one-week snapshot of the population served by State public mental health system and the services received. Demographic, clinical, and service-related information is included and presented in two formats: Summary Reports that allow users to sort data by geographic region of provider and other demographic variables, and Planning Reports that present penetration rates and national outcome measures.

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Other State Resources Relevant to Planning

  • The Child in Child Welfare and the Courts Leaving OMH site
    This 2006 data book of the New York State Permanent Judicial Commission on Justice for Children aims to provide data in a context of well-being to inform policy development, planning and accountability and improve outcomes for children and youth involved with child welfare and the courts.
  • Kids' Well-being Indicators Clearinghouse (KWIC) Leaving OMH site
    Sponsored by the New York State Council on Children and Families, KWIC provides children's health, education and well-being indicators for assessing needs, designing and improving programs, and sharpening the focus on outcomes.
  • Social Emotional Development and Learning (SEDL): NY State Education Department Leaving OMH site
    The State Education Department has compiled resources to guide localities in planning to promote SEDL in schools. Here you will find the results of a survey of SEDL practices, voluntary draft guidelines for implementing SEDL, and a document that describes how good SEDL looks.
  • Students Who Have Emotional Disturbance in NYS as of 10/01/08 Who Are the Responsibility of Public School Districts Leaving OMH site
    These data provide the number of school-age students with disabilities provided special education programs and services on October 1, 2008. The students reported were the responsibility of the school district’s Committee on Special Education, had a current Individualized Education Program, and received special education programs or services meeting State standards.

National Resources Relevant to Planning

  • Adolescent Mental Health: Service Settings and Reasons for Receiving Care Leaving OMH site
    Based on data from the 2007 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), this 2009 issue of The NSDUH Report provides data on mental health treatment or counseling for emotional or behavioral problems received by adolescents in the past year, including the service settings and the reasons for receiving care the last time.
  • America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2009 Leaving OMH site
    Published by the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics yearly, the report this year provides a summary version of select indicators of the well-being of children and families across the domains of family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.
  • Child Trends Data Bank Leaving OMH site
    This site offers access to more than 100 indicators of child-well-being. The site is a program of Child Trends, a non-profit, nonpartisan research center that conducts studies of children at all stages of development to achieve improved outcomes for children.
  • Faststats: Adolescent Health Leaving OMH site
    Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this page provides quick access to national statistics on adolescent health.
  • Faststats: Child Health Leaving OMH site
    Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this page provides quick access to national statistics on child health.
  • Mortality among Teenagers, Aged 12–19: United States, 1999–2006 Leaving OMH site
    This May 2010 National Center for Health Statistics Data Brief provides an overview of teenage mortality, an important public health issue because the majority of deaths among teenagers are caused by preventable external causes of injury such as accidents, homicide, and suicide.
  • National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices Leaving OMH site
    Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP), is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. In addition to the descriptive information for each intervention provided, you will also find contact information if you desire to seek additional details regarding interventions.
  • National Survey of Children’s Health Leaving OMH site
    This federal initiative provides the ability to query data interactively on select child and adolescent indicators of physical, emotional and behavioral health. Based on the 2nd administration of the survey in 2007–2008, the site provides national and state-level prevalence estimates in combination with information on the family context and neighborhood environment. Links to other resources such as a Medical Home portal, a chart book, and a parent profile are also included.
  • Young Adults with Serious Mental Illness: Some States and Federal Agencies Are Taking Steps to Address Their Transition Challenges Leaving OMH site
    The Government Accounting Office study from 2008 provides information on the number of young adults and their demographic characteristics, the challenges they face, how selected states assist them, and how the federal government supports states in serving these young adults and coordinates programs that can assist them.
  • Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Leaving OMH site
    The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors and the prevalence of obesity and asthma among youth and young adults. The YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.

International Resources Relevant to Planning

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Policies and Plans Leaving OMH site
    This 2005 World Health Organization publication is part of a series aimed at improving mental health policy and planning. Specifically, this document takes a developmental perspective to understanding mental disorders and developing appropriate health and mental health policy.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Office of Planning.