Children's Behavioral Health

Program and Services


In order to receive the services listed below, children up to the age of 21 need to be eligible for MaineCare

MaineCare Service/Provider Who it Serves Purpose

Case Management-MaineCare

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Children with a diagnosis of mental illness, intellectual disability, pervasive developmental disorder Help to identify natural and community resources, assist with locating, and linking children to  appropriate treatment services to meet the needs of the child and family.

Crisis Services

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Anyone who is concerned because their child is showing behaviors or dangerous thinking. To respond to a child and family in crisis in order to keep everyone safe.


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Children/youth that show need for mental health assessment and treatment. Services may include individual counseling and/or family therapy. Address any symptoms and promote emotional and behavioral stability.

Medication Management-MaineCare

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Any child who is receiving medication for behavioral or emotional health needs. Prescription, administration and/or monitoring of medications intended for treatment and management of symptoms.

MaineCare Section 28, Rehabilitative and Community Support Services for Children with Cognitive Impairments and Functional Limitations

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Rehabilitative and Community Services (RCS) is for children or youth up to the age of 21 who have a developmental disability that affects their every day functioning. Skill building in areas of daily living and behavioral management to support child’s functioning in the home and community.

Home and Community Treatment Services HCT-MaineCare

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Children/Youth with serious emotional disturbance Offer strategies to help the child and family manage mental health symptoms, function better in home, school and community, and prevent hospitalization.

Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

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Family-based model to improve family attributions, communications and supportiveness and decrease intense negativity and dysfunctional patterns of behavior. Youth and their family ages11-18 with (or at risk of) delinquent behavior

Multi Systemic Therapy(MST)

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Intensive family-based treatment that addresses serious disruptive behavior focusing across the youth’s environment. Youth ages 12-17 with serious disruptive behavior.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)-MaineCare

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Those families living with, or caring for, children with serious mental illness. Intense 24/7 symptom management and supports in home, school and community to prevent hospitalization.
Intensive Temporary Residential Treatment (ITRT) Children with a mental health diagnosis who require treatment provided in an out of home intensive treatment setting Residential treatment is a short term treatment (1 to 4 months) to teach youth/parents skills to manage behaviors safely at home.


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The types of services listed below do not require MaineCare eligibility, but do require prior approval by Children's Behavioral Health Services

Non MaineCare Services Population Purpose
Respite Care Caregivers of children/youth up to the age of 18 with behavioral health disability Relief to parents/guardians responsible for the care of children/youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance or developmental disability.
Homeless Youth Homeless youth up to age 21 Provide shelter, mentoring & guidance to homeless youth.

Individual Planning Funds

Youth up to age 21 receiving service through CBHS To provide financial assistance to support treatment goals in the child’s support plan.


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