The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI), Department of Children and Families (DCF), and Department of Mental Health (DMH) have created this Tip Sheet for providers that describe the process for transitioning between and among agency programs.

Practice Guidelines


CANS Training and Certification

Registration and training information
Clinicians providing behavioral health services to children under the age of 21. 

Screening for Behavioral Health Conditions
This section contains information about the screening requirement; the list of MassHealth-approved screening tools; and regulations and training resources for providers. 

MassHealth Provider Training
MassHealth Provider Services conducts one-on-one provider visits and group trainings. In addition, representatives participate in seminars conducted by MassHealth, other MassHealth vendors, and provider professional associations. 

Resources to Assist with Clinical Questions Arising from a Behavioral Health Screen-Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP)
A resource available to assist you with all clinical questions that might arise when you perform a screen where a behavioral-health need is identified. 

Tip Sheet for Outpatient Clinicians: Roles and Responsibilities as a Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) Hub Provider pdf format of Tip Sheet for Outpatient Clinicians
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CBHI Brochures and Companion Guide


This information is provided by MassHealth.