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Children's Behavioral Health Initiative Advisory SPED 2014-2

Date: 
03/10/2014
Author: 
MA DESE

Advisory concerning the enhanced array of home-based mental health and behavioral services available through the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) to Massachusetts children and youth who are eligible for MassHealth (Massachusetts Medicaid) or Commonhealth. These services can assist schools, students and families by providing home- and community-based mental health treatment, interventions and supports, as well as identifying and leveraging community resources and programs that work in collaboration with your school.

Purpose of this Advisory

  1. To explain the benefits for students and schools when schools collaborate with CBHI behavioral health providers; and
  2. To describe what effective collaboration looks like, with schools as active partners in the process.

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