Beth A. Stroul, M.Ed. is President of Management & Training Innovations and is a consultant in children’s behavioral health policy. She has completed numerous research, evaluation, policy analysis, strategic planning, technical assistance, consultation, and training activities related to system of care for children, youth, and young adults with behavioral health challenges and their families. She is known for co-authoring a seminal monograph that first presented a conceptual framework and philosophy for a system of care for children’s behavioral health. She has published extensively in the field, including two books entitled Children's Mental Health: Creating Systems of Care in a Changing Society and The System of Care Handbook: Transforming Mental Health Services for Children and Families. Her recent work includes national studies, such as strategies for widespread expansion of systems of care, effective financing strategies, return on investment in systems of care, state-community partnerships for system of care expansion, sustaining systems of care, and custody relinquishment to obtain behavioral health care. She has developed numerous tools for use by states and communities to support improvements in children’s behavioral health systems, including a toolkit for expanding systems of care and a rating tool to measure implementation of the system of care approach. She also developed a guide for family-run organizations on becoming Medicaid providers of peer support. Ms. Stroul is a partner of the National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health coordinated by University of Maryland. Through this network, she provides individualized technical assistance, consultation, and support to states and communities related to system of care implementation, in addition to policy analysis and resource development. She is also a senior advisor to the national evaluation of the federal Children’s Mental Health Initiative. Previously, Ms. Stroul was a consultant to the National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health at Georgetown University throughout its 30-year tenure where she played a leadership role in many areas of system of care implementation, including planning and organizing the center's biennial and well regarded national training institutes. Additionally, as a consultant to the national evaluation of SAMHSA-funded systems of care, she served as an advisor to the overall evaluation approach and analysis and played a lead role in special studies, such as a longitudinal study on the sustainability of systems of care. Ms. Stroul served on President Clinton's Task Force on Health Care Reform and as a consultant to President Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. She was given the Making a Difference Award by the Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health and was honored by the American Psychological Association with the Distinguished Contribution to Child Advocacy Award.