Programs & Services:
About the Children's Mental Health Unit
Click here to find out information about services the CMHU provides, how to access your insurance for behavioral health services, and to find out if your child/adolescent is eligible for services through the CMHU.
Behavioral Health Services & Providers
Click here to view the behavioral health services that are available in Lehigh County. You will also find program descriptions, information on how to access these services as well as a provider list (these providers have contracts with Magellan Behavioral Health; please note the list is subject to change).
Other Useful Information:
Act 62--what is it?
The Autism Insurance Act requires that commercial health insurance companies begin to provide covered benefits for many children with an autism spectrum disorder. View information on service denials and issues and additional information on eligibility and answers to frequently asked questions.
Children's Activities, After-School Programs, and Volunteer Opportunities
View a variety of activities, after-school programs and volunteer opportunities for children that are being offered in the area.
Resources & Support Groups
Click here to view information on agencies, organizations and web sites that offer resources and support groups for a variety of issues such as emergency preparedness, bereavement, crime and victim, gang prevention/education, education and literacy, physical health conditions, mental health, sexuality, family/children, suicide prevention/intervention, transition and vocational/employment. You can also view a list of city contacts for neighborhood issues and tips for parents. PA Health and Human Services Resource Guide--Your all in one handbook for the services that are available to you as a Pennsylvania resident. PA Network of Care--an online tool providing a wide variety of information. Features include a service database, library of articles, self-assessment tools, support and advocacy information, information about insurance, social networking, etc.
Brochures about programs, tips, creating portfolios, etc.
Get Involved with the County Leadership Team!
The goal is to build the bridge between youth, families, and professionals--by sharing your own experiences and making recommendations to the Lehigh County Department of Human Services on how "the Systems" can improve their services and outcomes for YOU and the upcoming generation of children and families.
Articles of Interest:
Age-by-Age Guide to Lying
Resistance to Counseling,
If your child resists going to counseling there are many things you can do.
Tips for Helping Youth Use Facebook Safely