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Pediatric Behavioral Health Urgent Care

CMHC's 2nd Edition Pediatric Behavioral Health Urgent Care Report is out!

This report includes considerations for meeting the needs of children and adolescents with co-occurring mental health needs and Autism Spectrum Disorders and other Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.

This report examines the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, and their families. It specifically explores and describes the care elements necessary for responding to the urgent behavioral health needs of children and adolescents, including those with co-occurring autism spectrum disorders and intellectual/developmental disabilities (ASD/IDD).

The model aims to provide children and adolescents with treatment outside of emergency departments, where children may wait hours or days for care. This is particularly important for children with ASD/IDD as they are more likely than their neurotypical peers to come into contact with emergency responders and visit the emergency department (ED) for psychiatric concerns.

By intervening when a need may be "urgent" instead of an emergency, this model seeks to prevent emerging crises from escalating to emergencies, connecting children and adolescents to the care that they require earlier in the crisis.

To learn more about the report or the Pediatric Behavioral Health Urgent Care Project, visit our website:

School Reopening

As schools prepare for reopening, our partners have created resources for navigating return to school.

MassAIMH, in partnership with DMH, MSPCC, and the Partnership for Early Childhood Mental Health, have created a social story for providers and families to help prepare and preview school return with young children.

Download the slideshow and customize it for yourself and the young children in your life!

The MassAIMH website also holds tipsheets & resources specifically for EEC providers:

The Campaign, in partnership with MHAP for Kids, hosted a webinar on how to navigate special education services during the COVID-19 pandemic, led by Marisol Garcia, Director/Managing Attorney for the MHAP for Kids Program at Health Law Advocates.

We're collecting resources from our partners, as well as from experts from around the country, to help prepare children and families for return to school. You can find those at the top of our COVID-19 Resource Page.

As we continue to gather resources for families and providers, we're interested in what's been working for you. If you've found an organization, website, etc. helpful and would like to see it on our website, email Lily at lsamuel@mspcc.org.

Census and Voter Registration

2020 Census

The Census Bureau has announced that they'll end all of their operations on September 30 - one month earlier than originally planned.

An accurate Census count helps services like child-care, schools, health and behavioral health services, and many other programs receive the funding they need. Help us make sure every person in Massachusetts is counted!

2020 Election

The Massachusetts primary will take place on September 1st, 2020. Click the link below to see if you're registered, find your voting location, and check out who's on the ballet:

Voting by mail is available to all voters for all elections in 2020. You do not need an excuse to vote by mail this year. If you would like to vote by mail, applications must reach your local election office by August 26th for the State Primary:

Updates and REminders.

Created in partnership by MassAIMH, MSPCC, and United Way, this webinar is an introduction to some ways to nurture young children's social emotional wellness and mental health using a relationship-focused, equity-centered, trauma-informed approach.

Join Boston Children's Hospital for a panel discussion regarding Child and Family Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Monday, August 10th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM via Zoom

In a continued effort to support the clinician community, Jonas Bromberg, PsyD will be moderating a panel webinar on August 10th regarding family and child mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. This facilitated panel discussion will focus on changes in daily life, the types of behavioral health challenges that are emerging for children and family as a result of COVID, and how primary care teams can support patients and families.​

Your Headlines.
Following the June 25th livestream of No Small Matter, the filmmakers brought together a panel of experts and advocates to discuss the devastating impact COVID-19 is having on our nation's families and child care providers, in particular, in Black and brown communities. Watch the discussion and share to help raise awareness about this critical issue.
We know that mothers are often disproportionately responsible for housework and childcare. And that’s even more challenging if you’re working. Now, the pandemic has made parents working from home and children attending online classes the new norm. So how has it affected the lives of working moms?
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