As MA continues to be impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) the health and safety of Behavioral Health Network (BHN) employees and individuals served remains our top priority. As a healthcare provider we are taking all steps necessary to ensure our essential services continue to be available to those who need them.
To contribute to community health and safety, BHN has adopted social distance recommendations provided by public health officials. Where feasible, staff will work remotely and individuals will be served via remote technologies. In addition, BHN has increased its worksite disinfection protocols to reduce exposure to the virus.
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.
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
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
Referrals can be made by parents, family members, pediatricians, neighborhood health centers, hospitals, childcare providers, or social service agencies.
Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)/CSA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
In-Home Behavioral Services (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative)
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.
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
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.
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
Juvenile Court Clinic (Forensic Mental Health Services)
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)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Therapeutic Mentoring (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative)
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.
Youth under age 21
Receiving one of three designated “clinical hub” services: Intensive Care Coordination (ICC), In-Home Therapy or Outpatient Therapy