Find resources for children and adolescents
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MassHealth Children's Behavioral Health Initiative

The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)  community-based system of behavioral health services available to children with MassHealth.

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Behavioral Health Services for Children and Teens with Commercial Health Insurance Coverage

Starting in July 2019, many commercial health insurance plans in Massachusetts will cover many intermediate care behavioral health services for children and teens.

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NAMI Basics Classes

NAMI Basics is a free 6-week class for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with emotional and behavioral issues. Participants will learn communication tips, how to problem-solve, and the skills to help you cope with the emotional impact of caring for your child. NAMI Basics OnDemand is also available.

Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL)

Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL) is a statewide, grassroots family organization that advocates for improved access to mental health services for children and their families. PPAL offers information, support, and resources by phone, and hosts a network of support groups around the state for parents of children and teens.

Looking for other resources for children and adolescents?

Contact the NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline. COMPASS is available Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5 pm. Call us at 617-704-6264 or email us at

Learn more about the NAMI Mass COMPASS Helpline.