Mental Health Competencies

The New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH) supports additional initiatives and competencies based in evidence-based practices. We recognize the importance of the following competencies in providing mental health services to children, adolescents and their families.  

NYS OMH Standards of Care

The Current NYS OMH standards of care for working with children, adolescents and their families include:

  • Engagement.
  • Assessment.
  • Treatment.
  • Clinical Administration.

For further information please visit:

NYS OMH Standards of Care for Children, Adolescents and their Families

Mental Health Practice Areas

Use the following links to learn more about specialized practices and support for providing services.