Children Youth & Families

 
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The Behavioral Health Administration (BHA) Division of Statewide Programs, Technical Assistance and Innovation oversees and purchases substance use and mental health prevention, treatment and recovery services across the state of Colorado. The BHA supports and ensures quality and effective behavioral health programming in community settings and in partnership with consumers, families and community stakeholders.

Click on the sections below to learn more about our resources and programs for children, youth and families.

Free counseling for Colorado youth
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I Matter provides free behavioral health sessions for Colorado youth ages 18 or younger or 21 or younger if receiving special education services.

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A tool to assist practitioners, patients and families in making decisions about behavioral health care.

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Treatment and support to youth and young adults who have experienced an onset of psychotic spectrum illness.

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Colorado's Children and Youth Mental Health Treatment Act allows families to access mental health treatment.

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Colorado's system of care for children and youth with behavioral health challenges and their families.

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The BHA works with CDPHE and community partners to improve access to substance use prevention and intervention. 

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Colorado has a long history of efforts supporting families of children and youth with serious mental health challenges.