RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

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CRISIS SERVICES IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS:

Crisis services in Franklin, Hampshire and the North Quabbin area are provided by Clinical and Support Options (CSO):

  • Franklin County: (413) 774-5411
  • Hampshire County: (413) 586-5555
  • North Quabbin: (978) 249-3141

Crisis services in Hampden County are provided by Behavioral Health Network (BHN):

  • Springfield Area: (413) 733-6661
  • Westfield Area: (413) 568-6386

Crisis services in Berkshire County are provided by the Brien Center:

  • (413) 499-0412

Parents Helping Parents Parental Stress Line:

Adult consoling an unhappy preteen boy at school

STATE AGENCIES:

www.Mass.gov/dmh: Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (scroll down to see “Apply for DMH Services)

www.Mass.gov/dcf: Massachusetts Department of Children & Families

www.Mass.gov/dds: Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services

www.Mass.gov/dph: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

www.dtaconnect.eohhs.mass.gov: Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance

www.Mass.gov/childadvocate: Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate

www.doe/mass.edu: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

www.Mass.gov/dys: Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

www.Mass.gov/MassHealth: Massachusetts Mass Health (apply online)

SPECIAL EDUCATION:

www.fcsn: The Federation for Children with Special Needs: Informing, Educating, and Empowering Families

www.massadvocates.org: Massachusetts Advocates for Children

www.spanmass.org: Special Needs Advocacy Network, Inc.

www.wrightslaw.com: Wrightslaw

www.doe.mass.edu/sped: Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education – Special Education

www.spedchildmass.com: Special Education Advisory Councils (SEPAC) in Massachusetts

www.clcm.org: Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts

www.familyeducation.com: Family Education

CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH:

www.PPAL.net: Parent Professional Advocacy League, “The Massachusetts Family Voice for Children’s Mental Health”

www.ffcmh.org: National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

www.nimh.nih.gov: National Institute of Mental Health

www.aacap.org: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

www.cmhnetwork.org: Children’s Mental Health Network

www.Understood.org: Understood for All Inc.

www.familyaware.org: Families for Depression Awareness

www.chadd.org: Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

www.worrywisekids.org: The Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety

www.childmind.org: Child Mind Institute

www.nctsn.org: The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

www.acesconnection.com: ACES Connection

www.joiningforcesforchildren.org: Joining Forces for Children

www.eatingdisorderhope.com: Eating Disorder Hope

www.masspreventssuicide.org: Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Suicide

www.pacer.org: Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center

Substance Use:

www.drugfree.org: Partnership to End Addiction

www.samhsa.org: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

www.actforyouth.net: Act for Youth

www.Learn2Cope.org: Learn to Cope

www.helplinema.org: The Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline

www.files.hria.org: Youth and Young Adult Substance Use Directory (MA Bureau of Substance Abuse Services)

www.drgabormate.com: Gabor Mate’, M.D.

Anti-Racism, Anti Oppression and Social Justice:

www.centerracialjustice.org: Center for Racial Justice in Education

www.embracerace.org: Embrace Race

COVID-19:

www.mass.gov/covid19: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

www.cdc.gov: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

www.healthychildren.org: American Academy of Pediatrics

Last updated July 18, 2020.