Workforce in Massachusetts
A key component of the CBH Knowledge Center’s mission is ensuring that the workforce of clinicians and direct care staff providing children's behavioral health services are highly skilled and well trained.
Ensuring that the behavioral health workforce has the necessary skills and competencies to work effectively with families is at the heart of both evidence-based programs and service delivery innovations. The Center plays a key role in strengthening the quality of these interactions through initiatives intended to support workforce recruitment, retention, education, and training.
Click here to view the presentations and handouts from the 2016 Knowledge Center Symposium on the children's behavioral health workforce
For individuals interested in a career in the field of substance use and addictions, Careers of Substance.org provides Massachusetts specific information and resources designed to support a competent, dedicated and enthusiastic Substance Use and Addictions workforce.
Children's Behavioral Health Worker Certificate Program
Two Massachusetts based community colleges operate Children’s Behavioral Health Certificate Programs for individuals seeking employment as therapeutic mentors, family partners, and other children’s behavioral health related jobs.
Holyoke Community College: http://catalog.hcc.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=3&poid=337&returnto=83
Middlesex Community College: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/advising/downloads/maps/cbh.pdf
View the CBH Workforce Collaborative Final Evaluation Report, December 2016