Behavioral health glossary
This glossary contains terms frequently used when referring to the mental health needs of children and adolescents. The list is alphabetical. Words in italics are defined separately within the glossary. Since the words service and services are used frequently throughout the glossary, it may be helpful to begin by reading the definition for service.
Substance Abuse Glossary
This is a glossary provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
How to Access Mental Health Services
This is a general reference that can be used to explain what steps to take to access mental health and substance abuse services for your child. It explains what to do in an emergency, a non-emergency, when you have insurance questions, and how to apply for Disabled Child's Medicaid, a type of insurance that is based on the child's diagnosis (Axis I and some Axis II diagnoses) and the child's income - NOT THE PARENTS' INCOME - so this is a way of getting benefits that one's private insurance does not cover.