Children’s Behavioral Health

Maine’s Children’s’ Behavioral Health Services Vision

Children’s Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) facilitates the provision of services for the benefit of Maine children, youth, and families. While CBHS is not a direct-service provider, our mission is to oversee and provide access to a broad range of services for children up to their 21st birthday, and their families, including:

  • Mental Health
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorders
  • Developmental Disability

Updates on Children’s Behavioral Health Services System Improvement Efforts

In 2018, the Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) partnered with Public Consulting Group (PCG) to evaluate and pursue recommendations for improvements to the CBHS system. OCFS and PCG collaborated with leadership from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), OCFS staff, families, providers, and stakeholders to develop two reports on the CBHS system and formulate a group of prioritized strategies meant to improve the CBHS system of care. Over the last two years CBHS staff have collaborated with stakeholders to implement these system improvement efforts.