Children, Youth & Family

Children, Youth & Family
Helping families and youth with counseling and supports.

Programs

Agawam Counseling Center
Agawam Counseling Center
Description

Individual, family and group outpatient therapy.

Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Agawam Counseling Center

30 Southwick Street
Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
01030

(413) 786-6410

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Applied Behavior Analysis
Applied Behavior Analysis
Description

Provides evidence-based treatments for making meaningful behavior changes in youth with autism, fostering basic skills such as eye contact, listening and imitating, as well as complex skills such as reading, conversing and understanding another person’s perspective.

Eligibility
  • Youth under age 21 with a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder made by a licensed physician or psychologist
  • Youth exhibits atypical or disruptive behavior that significantly interferes with daily life, or that poses a risk to the youth or others
  • Must be enrolled in a MassHealth managed care plan
BHN The Carson Center for Children and Youth
BHN The Carson Center for Children and Youth
Description

Provides outpatient behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and families in Westfield and neighboring communities. CCY staff work with individuals with a range of emotional and psychiatric concerns that may include depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, behavioral difficulties, parent-child conflict, adjustment problems (changes in family life or circumstances), ADHD or eating disorders.

Phone: (413) 568-1421
Fax: (413) 572-4104

 

Referral Information

Referrals can be made by parents, family members, pediatricians, neighborhood health centers, hospitals, childcare providers, or social service agencies. 

Click here to download the form and fax to Malou DeLeon at (413) 572-4104 

 

Eligibility

Youth ages 2-21

Hours

Monday-Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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BHN The Carson Center

77 Mill Street
Westfield, Massachusetts
01085

(413) 568-6141

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BHN Valley Human Services
BHN Valley Human Services

BHN Valley Human Services

96 South Street
Ware, Massachusetts
01082

(413) 967-6241

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Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)
Description

CCBHC provides a comprehensive collection of services designed to meet the needs of people of all ages to help bridge and create access to services, stabilize people in crisis and provide necessary behavioral health treatment. 

BHN can help individuals access quality services, including:

  • Outpatient Therapy and Prescribing
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders
  • Crisis Assessment and Stabilization
  • Screening and Monitoring of your Health Status
  • Care Management, Skill Building, and Health Education
  • Peer and Family Support Services
  • Assistance with Education and Employment Opportunities
  • Care Coordination Services for Children

Questions about accessing services? Call BHN’s Care Management Department at (413) 272-0715 or email caremanagement@bhninc.org

Center for Development
Center for Development
Description

Outpatient clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities as well as support and consultation for their teams. This involves individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy and case consultation in a variety of settings.

Center for Development

120 Maple Street
Suite 219
Springfield, Massachusetts
01105

(413) 737-3730

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Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)/CSA
Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)/CSA
Description

BHN is a contracted provider of MassHealth Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) services, available to MassHealth enrolled children and youth under the age of 21. These services include Intensive Care Coordination; In-Home Therapy; Family Support and Training; In-Home Behavioral Services; Therapeutic Mentoring; and Mobile Crisis Interventions.

78 Main Street

78 Main Street
Ware, Massachusetts
01082

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80 Main Street

80 Main Street
Ware, Massachusetts
01082

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Child Guidance Clinic
Child Guidance Clinic
Description

The Child Guidance Clinic Outpatient program provides comprehensive mental health, educational, developmental, behavioral, and consultative services to children, adolescents, and their families in Springfield and surrounding communities. Our multidisciplinary staff offers a variety of culturally competent programs in our clinic, at numerous community sites, and in homes.

110 Maple Street

110 Maple Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01105

(413) 733-1423

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City Clinic
City Clinic
Description

Outpatient/inpatient family and group therapy, serving primarily Latino populations.

BHN City Clinic

235 Maple Street
Holyoke, Massachusetts
01040

(413) 532-0389

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DSS Family Links
DSS Family Links
Description

The Family Links program works with youth with behavioral health needs and their families to develop therapeutic relationships and promote healthy functioning and support within the family.

Eligibility
  • Youth under age 18
  • Family is receiving services through the Department of Children and Families Holyoke area office
  • Referrals are made through the Department of Children and Families
Early Development Center
Early Development Center
Description

BHN’s Early Development Center promotes the overall development and wellbeing of children under 3 years old. The center offers playgroups, both for those enrolled in BHN’s Early Intervention program and for children in the community. The center also offers weekly support groups for parents. 

BHN’s Early Development Center offers:

  • A safe play area with lots of fun activities for motor skill development 
  • Sensory equipment including a sensory swing and a sensory table
  • Arts and crafts activities
  • Music and movement groups
  • Sensory/motor groups facilitated by a Licensed Occupational Therapist/Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Preschool readiness groups that improve children’s social and emotional development
  • Weekly parent support groups 

Skilled Early Intervention therapists plan and oversee all playgroups. Groups are offered weekly. 

Early Development Center

1985 Main Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01104

(413) 304-2942

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Early Intervention
Early Intervention
Description

The Early Intervention Program at Behavioral Health Network serves children between the ages of birth and three years of age for whom there are developmental concerns due to identified disabilities, or whose typical development is at risk due to certain birth or environmental factors. Services are provided in the family home and are certified by the Department of Public Health.

This program is for:

  • Parents who have concerns about their baby’s development; soothing; bonding; nursing/feeding; sleeping; sibling jealousy; or are feeling depressed, tired or isolated
  • Families living in the communities of Springfield, Wilbraham, Hampden, East Longmeadow and Longmeadow
  • Children birth to age 3

Services are available to all families regardless of insurance coverage.

 

Referral Information

Referrals can be made by parents, family members, pediatricians, neighborhood health centers, hospitals, childcare providers, or social service agencies.

To make a referral call (413) 304-2942

OR

Click here to download the referral form and send to early.intervention@bhninc.org 

395 Liberty Street

395 Liberty Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01104

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Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
Description

A service that provides support and guidance to childcare programs, teachers, and families to address the needs of children with challenging behaviors, mental health disorders, developmental delays, and/or those at risk of suspension or expulsion. 

Family Support and Training (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative)
Family Support and Training (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative)
Description

Family Partners work alongside parents and caregivers to assist and empower them to access care on behalf of their children. Family Partners are available to caregivers of youth enrolled in Intensive Care Coordination, Outpatient Therapy and In-Home Therapy.

Eligibility
  • Youth must be under the age of 21
  • Youth must have MassHealth (Standard or CommonHealth)
  • The hub provider (i.e. outpatient therapist, In-Home Therapy team or Intensive Care Coordination care planning team) must include a goal of the treatment or care plan that is likely to be achieved through the services of a Family Partner

110 Maple Street

110 Maple Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01105

(413) 733-1423

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High Street Pediatrics
High Street Pediatrics
In-Home Behavioral Services (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative)
In-Home Behavioral Services (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative)
Description

The In-Home Behavioral Services team works with parents and caregivers to help them develop the skills they need to respond effectively to behavioral challenges.The goal of the program is to replace challenging behaviors with healthy, prosocial behavioral alternatives. Services involve 2-4 weekly visits by team members. 

Eligibility
  • Youth under age 21
  • Participation in, and referral by, one of three designated “clinical hub” services including Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), In-Home Therapy, or Outpatient Therapy
  • Must have MassHealth (Standard or CommonHealth) with a Managed Care Organization (MCO) for behavioral health needs
In-Home Therapy
In-Home Therapy
Description

An intensive and flexible service for children and families to address and support behavioral health challenges. Services are provided in any setting where the youth lives or attends school.

Eligibility
  • Youth under age 21
  • Must have MassHealth

BHN The Carson Center

77 Mill Street
Westfield, Massachusetts
01085

(413) 568-6141

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110 Maple Street

110 Maple Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01105

(413) 733-1423

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78-80 Main Street

78-80 Main Street
Ware, Massachusetts
01082

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Intensive Care Coordination (ICC)
Intensive Care Coordination (ICC)
Description

A voluntary outreach service that coordinates multiple services and supports for youth with serious emotional or behavioral health needs. A Care Coordinator and Family Partner are assigned to work with each youth/family enrolled in the program. 

Eligibility
  • Children and youth under 21 years old with a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)
  • The youth needs or currently has multiple services
  • Eligible youth must have MassHealth Standard or CommonHealth with a Managed Care Organization assigned

110 Maple Street

110 Maple Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01105

(413) 733-1423

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Juvenile Court Clinic (Forensic Mental Health Services)
Juvenile Court Clinic (Forensic Mental Health Services)
Description

BHN Forensic Mental Health Services include BHN Juvenile Court Clinics, which provide mental health expertise to the Courts in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire Counties.

Services to Juvenile Courts 

  • Evaluations of Child Requiring Assistance (CRA) cases
  • Evaluations of Delinquency cases (68a)
  • Competency evaluations
  • Specialized evaluations including Sexual Offender Risk Assessments and fire-setting evaluations
  • Expert witness testimony
  • Consultation to court personnel

Dually-Involved Youth (DIY) Services
Services are provided for youth involved in both the Court and child welfare systems. The Juvenile Court Clinic facilitates a multi-disciplinary meeting with families, the Department of Children and Families, Department of Youth Services, and court personnel to promote the development of enhanced cross-system practices that enable achievement of improved youth and family outcomes.

Springfield Juvenile Court

80 State Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01103-2010

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Kamp for Kids
Kamp for Kids
Description

A summer camp for children and young adults ages 3-22 both with and without disabilities. The camp provides an opportunity to experience growth, inclusion and fun in a summer camp setting that includes a spray park, expressive arts, outdoor education, arts & crafts, and non-competitive sports. 

Kamp for Kids™ is located at Camp Togowauk in Westfield.

Eligibility
  • Youth ages 3-22 who have physical or cognitive disabilities and their non-disabled peers
  • Referrals are made through the Massachusetts Departments of Developmental Services, Mental Health, Public Health (DPH Section 190c Compliant Camp) and Children and Families, and school systems

Kamp for Kids

754 Russell Road
Westfield, Massachusetts
01085

(413) 568-8484

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KIDSTOP Children’s Center
KIDSTOP Children’s Center
Description

Childcare for ages 3 months to 4 years

BHN offers four childcare centers that provide early education, featuring literacy, math, science, art, music, physical activity and planned periods of rest in a nurturing, happy environment.

Childcare is offered before school, after school and during all school vacations, including summer. All programs are fully accredited and licensed by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.


 

KIDSTOP Children's Center

70 Pleasant Street
Ware, Massachusetts
01082

(413) 967-9025

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KIDSTOP Pre-Kindergarten Program
KIDSTOP Pre-Kindergarten Program
Description

Childcare for preschoolers ages 4 and 5

BHN offers four childcare centers that provide early education, featuring literacy, math, science, art, music, physical activity and planned periods of rest in a nurturing, happy environment.

Childcare is offered before school, after school and during all school vacations, including summer. All programs are fully accredited and licensed by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

KIDSTOP Children's Center

70 Pleasant Street
Ware, Massachusetts
01082

(413) 967-9025

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KIDSTOP School Age Program
KIDSTOP School Age Program
Description

Providing before/after-school and vacation care for elementary school children

BHN offers four childcare centers that provide early education, featuring literacy, math, science, art, music, physical activity and planned periods of rest in a nurturing, happy environment.

Childcare is offered before school, after school and during all school vacations, including summer. All programs are fully accredited and licensed by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

Stanley M Koziol Elementary School

4 Gould Road
Ware, Massachusetts
01082

(413) 967-4046

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Quaboag Children’s Center
Quaboag Children’s Center
Description

Caring for preschoolers in the Quaboag Hills region ages 2.9 years to 5 years

BHN offers four childcare centers that provide early education, featuring literacy, math, science, art, music, physical activity and planned periods of rest in a nurturing, happy environment.

Childcare is offered before school, after school and during all school vacations, including summer. All programs are fully accredited and licensed by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs.

Quaboag Children's Center

St. Paul's Church
1060 Central Street
Palmer, Massachusetts
01069

(413) 283-3475

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Mercy Medical Center (Integration)
Mercy Medical Center (Integration)

Mercy Medical Center

271 Carew Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01102

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Primary Care Behavioral Health
Primary Care Behavioral Health
Description

A part of BHN’s Integration program, Primary Care Behavioral Health has the goal of integrating behavioral health services to improve the health outcomes of the individuals we serve. PCBH provides targeted, flexible behavioral health support in the primary care setting through treatment that is person-centered, evidence-informed, and focused on collaborate goal-setting.

Recreation Program
Recreation Program
Description

Provides services to children and youth who have a serious mental health diagnosis or emotional disturbance that significantly impairs their functioning in school, the community and/or within their family. The program is community-based – programs take place in natural settings throughout the community and region – with a wide range of recreation, leisure, social, sports, cultural and prevocational activities offered. There are also monthly overnight adventure and travel experiences, many of which include family participation. 

The Recreation Program is a Child and Adolescent Therapeutic Day Services program funded by the state Department of Mental Health (DMH). The program provides services six days per week, and frequency and participation can range from twice per month to 4-5 days per week depending on need, interest and availability.

Eligibility
  • Youth ages 8-19
  • Residents of Ware, Palmer, Ludlow, Monson or Belchertown
  • There is no cost to families for participation and, in most cases, all transportation is provided

56 Main Street

56 Main Street
Ware, Massachusetts
01082

(413) 967-6241

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School Street Clinic
School Street Clinic
Description

Serving primarily Latino populations

Hours

Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

110 Maple Street

110 Maple Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01105

(413) 733-1423

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The Village for Youth (CBAT)
The Village for Youth (CBAT)
Description

A short-term, residential program for youth ages 10-17 that provides crisis stabilization, therapeutic intervention, and specialized programming for youth experiencing a mental health crisis.

Eligibility
  • Youth ages 10-17
  • Referrals are taken from any Emergency Services Crisis Program or from hospitals seeking to step a youth down from inpatient levels of care

The Village for Youth

385 Maple Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01105

(413) 363-1039

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Therapeutic Mentoring (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative)
Therapeutic Mentoring (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative)
Description

Youth spend dedicated one-on-one time with a caring mentor to work on building a variety of life skills in the community. Therapeutic Mentoring is a time-limited and targeted service intended to support other services that are already in place. 

Eligibility
  • Youth under age 21
  • Receiving one of three designated “clinical hub” services: Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), In-Home Therapy or Outpatient Therapy

BHN The Carson Center

77 Mill Street
Westfield, Massachusetts
01085

(413) 568-6141

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110 Maple Street

110 Maple Street
Springfield, Massachusetts
01105

(413) 733-1423

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Urban Youth Collaborative Program
Urban Youth Collaborative Program