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 & locate appropriate treatment services to meet the needs of the child and navigate the system.

Crisis Services

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


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Children/youth that show need for mental health assessment & treatment. Services may include counseling, 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 & behavioral management to support child’s functioning in the home & community.

Home & Community Treatment Services HCT-MaineCare

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Children/Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance Offer strategies to help the child & family manage mental health symptoms, function better in home, school & community, and prevent hospitalization.

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 & community to prevent hospitalization.
Intensive Temporary Residential Treatment (ITRT) Children with a mental health diagnosis that can be treated in a residential treatment program 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

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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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