Center of Innovation For Behavioral Health and Wellbeing

Center of Innovation for behavioral health and wellbeing. A program of the New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service, Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Department

About Us

The Center of Innovation for Behavioral Health and Wellbeing is an externally and self-funded program housed in the Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Department. Through collaborative partnerships with the State of New Mexico including the Children, Youth and Families Department, Behavioral Health Services (CYFD), the Behavioral Health Services Division of the Human Services Department (BHSD), and the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Center of Innovation works to strengthen and support the behavioral health system of New Mexico.

Our Mission

Improve child, youth and family wellbeing and resilience in New Mexico by promoting a high-quality behavioral health system to create an accessible, effective, and responsive network of support.

Core Values

We believe that children and families deserve the best possible chance to live out their hopes and dreams and that it is our responsibility as professionals working in the system to provide a safe and equitable pathway for them to do so. An effective and integrated system of care is one that places the value of human dignity at its center.

Service Areas

The Center provides training and program implementation support to community providers and state agencies with a focus on the following service areas:

  • Strategic Planning and Project Management within a Continuous Quality Improvement Framework
  • Innovative Program Design and Implementation
  • Evidence-Based Practice and High-Fidelity Program Implementation
  • Behavioral Health Workforce Training and Certification
  • Training Curriculum Development, Delivery and Evaluation
  • Conference Planning and Event Coordination
  • Federal Grant Implementation and Management

The Center provides ongoing training opportunities for behavioral health clinicians, wraparound facilitators, social workers, advocates, peer support workers and community members including extension professionals. Visit our Programs and Trainings Page for more information all our offerings.

Brooke Stanley Tou, MPH, LMSW
Phone: 575-646-6322
Email: bastou@nmsu.edu

Visit Staff Page for full list of Center of Innovation Personnel