The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) community-based system of behavioral health services available to children with MassHealth.
Starting in July 2019, many commercial health insurance plans in Massachusetts will cover many intermediate care behavioral health services for children and teens.
- Read the Bulletin from the Division of Insurance (opens in a new window)
- Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents – Information from the Parent/Professional Advocacy League (opens in a new window)
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) 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.
- Learn more about PPAL (opens in a new window)