Department of Mental Health Child, Youth, and Family Services (Under 19)

Working to meet the needs of children and their families.

The Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Division of Child, Youth and Family Services provide a variety of supports to Massachusetts youth with mental illness and their families. DMH believes that families are experts on their children and that both youth and family participation in treatment is essential to the recovery process. Every youth and family has strengths, which are important to help overcome challenges, and DMH services focus on building upon those strengths. Services offered through DMH to eligible youth are intended to be strength-based, trauma-informed, family-driven, youth-guided, and respectful of the culture and preferred language of the youth and family.

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