Children's Behavioral Health
Children’s Behavioral Health programs and services are established using the System of Care Values.
New Hampshire’s mission is to expand the System of Care for all children, youth and families needing and receiving publicly funded behavioral health services. This includes mental health and substance misuse across the lifespan and all levels of care. If you are worried about yourself or someone you love, we want to help you find support.
All Children’s Behavioral Health programs and services are established using the System of Care Values (RSA 135-F) which are:
- Family and youth driven
- Culturally and linguistically compete
Children’s Behavioral Health Acute and Crisis Care
Designated Receiving Facilities
See the daily report of available emergency beds in New Hampshire
NH Rapid Response Access Point- Beacon of New Hampshire (nh988.com)
Beacon Health Options will manage crisis hotline and 988 services in New Hampshire
Transitional Residential Enhanced Care Coordination (TR-ECC)
Care Management Entity (CME) Overview PowerPoint Presentation
Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Tool (CANS)
NH Wraparound (FAST Forward) Intake and Needs Based Eligibility Form
Community Based Treatment for Children and Youth
Creating Connections Creating Connections NH | Institute on Disability/UCED (unh.edu)
Residential Behavioral Health Treatment for Children and Youth
Comprehensive Assessment for Treatment (CAT)
The State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will launch the independent Comprehensive Assessment for Treatment (CAT) services program as part of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), implementation of the system of care, and the State’s 10 Year Mental Health Plan on Tuesday, September 28.
Assessments are conducted for children referred through Department of Division of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF), Care Management Entities (CMEs), Hampstead Hospital, and the community to help determine the appropriateness of receiving care in residential treatment and creating individualized recommendations for the child’s care.
DCYF, the CMEs, and Hampstead Hospital can submit referrals directly to Maximus via secure email at NHCAT@maximus.com.
All other referral sources will submit to BCBH via secure email at CATReferral@dhhs.nh.gov for a prescreen and then referred to Maximus if determined to be an appropriate referral
For more information, go to the Maximus website.