New Youth Substance Use Treatment Planning Coordinator

Kerri Murphy, MSW, is the new State Youth Treatment Coordinator for a Department of Health and Human Services grant

The grant is to increase access to evidence-based screening, assessment, treatment, and recovery supports for adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders and/or co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Kerri will coordinate work to develop a three-year strategic substance use plan for adolescent and young adult screening, assessment, treatment, and recovery services. The Collaborative for Children’s Behavioral Health will play a lead role in the planning process with the grant’s interagency council.

Kerri attended Rutger’s University School of Arts and Sciences and School of Social Work where she obtained a BA in Psychology and Political Science and a Master’s of Social Work.  She has worked in the mental health field for over thirteen years; specializing in Depression, Anxiety, and Trauma across all populations.

She has worked on several programs to develop initiatives, including recently serving as the Military Liaison for NH’s CMHC Military Liaison initiative. She currently resides in the Lakes Region and enjoys spending her weekends hiking with her two Boston Terriers. Welcome, Kerri, and thanks for taking on this important work!