The Greater Rochester Initiative for Children’s Social and Emotional Health Implementation Task Force

Convened by the Greater Rochester Health Foundation, the Implementation Task Force is a group with representatives from a cross-sector of the community. The mission of the Implementation Task Force is to challenge the status quo and inspire action that will significantly improve the social and emotional health of children throughout the Greater Rochester Area. The Implementation Task Force has prioritized their initial focus on trauma response and prevention. For more information, contact Anita Black.


On May 24, 2017, WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson hosted three members of the Implementation Task Force for a discussion about gaps in the quality of care related to children’s social and emotional health. The conversation also focused on the positive work being done in the community to support children’s social and emotional health. Listen to the program from WXXI.

Crisis in Care Report

In 2016, the Greater Rochester Health Foundation’s Commission on Children’s Behavioral Health in the Finger Lakes presented a report that identified gaps in behavioral health care for our region’s children. More than 150 community and health care leaders joined together to discuss the challenges facing our region’s children and how we can work together to make a difference. Read the compelling report: Crisis in Care.