What is behavioral health?

The term “behavioral health services” refers to services that treat and promote the health and recovery of people with mental health and substance use conditions. These services include the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders like mental health conditions in adults, severe emotional disturbance in children, post-traumatic stress, and alcohol/drug addiction. Behavioral health services supported by state agencies can be delivered in many places, including local community clinics, schools, foster family homes, state hospitals, and jails.

Informing DFPS' Behavioral Health Strategy

DFPS is in the process of creating a new Behavioral Health Strategic Plan. We want your feedback about behavioral health services for youth in DFPS care. Your responses will help inform the DFPS Behavioral Health Strategic Plan.

Listening Sessions

We want to hear about your experiences and challenges accessing or providing behavioral health services for DFPS youth.

Help us find opportunities to improve. DFPS staff want to know:

Questions or Comments?

Submit questions or comments using the DFPS Behavioral Health Comment Form.