Coordinated Services Teams (CST) Initiatives - Counties/Tribes/Partners

Training and technical assistance for Coordinated Services Teams (CST) Initiatives is provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Care and Treatment Services, and White Pine Consulting Service.

Regulations and Guiding Documents

State and Regional Meetings

State Meetings

Twice a year, coordinators from counties and tribes developing or sustaining CSTs meet for a business and networking meeting. Representation is expected from counties and tribes receiving CST funding.  (More details)

Regional Meetings

Each year, two full-day regional meeting/workshop/learning collaborative opportunities are scheduled in each of the five DHS regions.  Each full day agenda includes a half-day skill building workshop and a half-day meeting to include activities such as networking time, a learning collaborative, and state/regional updates. (More details)

Data Reporting

Children Come First Advisory Committee

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 46.56(14)(a), DHS has established the Children Come First (CCF) Advisory Committee to advise DHS on the implementation of CST Initiatives.

Client Rights Information

The DHS Client Rights Office provides training and education regarding the rights of individuals receiving treatment for mental health and/or substance use.

Training and Technical Assistance

Site-Specific Training and Technical Assistance Request Process

Submit a request in writing.

Use this form. Responses to your request may include:

  • Your DHS contract administrator may resolve the issue with a phone call or email to the site
  • Your DHS contract administrator may refer the site to their colleague in charge of the area in question (see below)
  • Your DHS contract administrator will coordinate an on-site training session conducted by:   
    • The contract administrator  
    • DHS staff
    • White Pine Consulting Service staff or consultants
    • Another county or tribe
    • Another agency or individual

OR

Contact the DHS staff member assigned to the topic in question.

Reports and Research

DHS CST Initiatives Staff Contact Information

The CST Initiatives contract administrators with the Division of Care and Treatment Services are listed below. Counties and tribes should contact their designated contract administrator with questions or concerns.

Teresa Steinmetz
Children Youth and Families Section Chief
608-266-2861

Karen Bittner
Children, Youth, and Family Mental Health Services Coordinator
608-266-9308
Counties: Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Crawford, Door, Dunn, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, Grant, Iowa, Iron, Kewaunee, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Price, Vernon, Waukesha, Waupaca, Wood
Tribes: None

Jason Cram
Adolescent Substance Use Treatment Coordinator
608-261-9046
Counties: Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Taylor
Tribes: None

Sally Raschick
Children, Youth, and Family Mental Health Services Coordinator
608-261-9313
Counties: Adams, Brown, Columbia, Green Lake, Jefferson, Kenosha, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Racine, Rock, Walworth
Tribes: None

Joanette Robertson
Children, Youth, and Family Mental Health Services Coordinator
608-266-0907
Counties: Calumet, Clark, Dodge, Florence, Green, Jackson, Juneau, Lafayette, La Crosse, Manitowoc, Marinette, Marquette, Monroe, Oconto, Ozaukee, Richland, St. Croix, Sauk, Trempealeau, Washburn, Waushara
Tribes: None

Rebecca Wigg-Ninham
Children, Youth, and Family Mental Health Services Coordinator
608-266-5427
Counties: Ashland, Douglas, Forest, Menominee, Oneida, Sawyer, Shawano, Sheboygan, Vilas, Washington
Tribes: Bad River, Forest County Potawatomi, Ho Chunk Nation, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, Menominee, Oneida, Red Cliff, St. Croix, Sokaogan Chippewa Mole Lake, Stockbridge-Munsee

Last Revised: June 2, 2017