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2021-2022 Legislation

The Children's Mental Health Campaign is currently working with legislators on several bills that will improve access to services and address inequities in care for children and families in the Commonwealth.

As this legislation is filed on January 15th, we'll need your help advocating on behalf of children and youth! Are you signed up for our action alerts?

To learn about our legislative priorities, be sure to check back regularly on our website:

This page will be updated as our priorities are introduced and debated by the legislature.

Lunch & Learns

Lunch & Learn: Children's Behavioral Health in the State Budget

Join us Thursday, January 28th 2021 at 12 pm for our January Lunch & Learn: Children's Behavioral Health in the State Budget.

The FY21 Budget passed a little over one month ago (see below for updates), and it is already time to prepare our priorities for FY22. Join members of the Children's Mental Health Campaign team to hear about important programs funded through the state budget and learn about how you can take action to support them!

To view all of our past our Lunch & Learns:

To learn about our budget priorities:


The FY21 Budget has been approved by Governor Baker and includes key provisions to support children and youth with behavioral health needs.

We are incredibly thankful for your advocacy on behalf of children and youth in Massachusetts. Your voice made a huge difference, and we can't wait to work together again in the new session!

The budget includes $950,000 in funding to maintain and expand the Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids​ to all counties in the Commonwealth not currently served.

As part of this expansion, MHAP for Kids is hiring four new staff attorneys! Click here to learn about how you can join this incredible team:

A Unified Vision for Transforming Mental Health and Substance Use Care

A Unified Vision for Transforming Mental Health and Substance Use Care

A coalition of the nation’s 14 leading mental health advocacy organizations and professional associations, including our own MAMH, have introduced a new vision and roadmap to address the mental health crisis facing states and communities in the wake of the pandemic.

This vision calls for increased resources at all levels of government to improve access to mental health information, treatment, and support.

To improve outcomes and work toward the ideal state where all people thrive, we must fundamentally shift perceptions around mental health, substance use, and well-being.
children's Behavioral health resources & Updates.

January IECMH Newsletter

Our January IECMH Newsletter came out Monday and is full of information on the DC:0-5. Click below to learn more!

Judge Baker Family Crisis Guide

Judge Baker Children's Center recently completed their Family Crisis Guide. Designed to give parents the tools to navigate caring for a child in crisis, the Guide contains comprehensive checklists, action plans, and worksheets to help every step of the way. Available in both English and Spanish

Your Headlines.
Gov. Charlie Baker signed legislation that will benefit thousands of people in Massachusetts with access to affordable care, telehealth and COVID-19 testing in addition to treatment.
She has learned, her mother said, to keep the proper social distance to avoid risk of infection from the coronavirus. In this and other ways, she’s part of a generation living in a particular new type of bubble — one without other children. They are the Toddlers of Covid-19.
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