Boston Children's Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships | Programs and Services

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School-based Program

This program includes partnerships with schools in Boston’s urban core.

In these schools, Boston Children’s Hospital clinicians, in collaboration with school staff, provide behavioral health prevention and promotion activities, early intervention services, and clinical assessment and treatment services to children in their educational home. Children’s clinicians also provide behavioral health training and consultation to school staff.

The School-Based Program includes three specialized components:

  • The Training Access Project (TAP) provides professional development and consultation to schools in Boston.  The goal is to build the capacity of schools' to better address the social and emotional needs of their community. 
  • The Break Free from Depression Project fosters the development, implementation and evaluation of innovative prevention strategies having the potential for far-reaching public health impact, such as raising awareness of depression and suicide among teens.
  • The Graduate Training Initiative provides school-based clinical training for master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral trainees in social work, psychology and child psychiatry. CHNP has training partnerships with several local universities.

Community Health Center Program


The Community Health Center Program includes partnerships with 4 community health centers in Boston, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury.  Boston Children's Hospital child and adolescent psychiatrists work on-site to provide early identification, assessment, treatment, and care coordination services to children and adolescents receiving primary medical care at the health centers. The psychiatrists also provide behavioral health training and consultation to health center staff.


BCHNP Partners


BCHNP partners with four community health centers and Boston public schools (both district and charter), including elementary, middle and high schools.  We also have partnerships with several universities and community organizations. 

Health Center Partners

School Partners

University Training Partners

Community Organization Partners

  • Boston Public Schools Department of Special Education and Student Supports
  • The Boston School-Based Behavioral Health Collaborative
  • Children’s Mental Health Campaign


BCHNP Supporters


Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnerships was created as an innovative community behavioral health program to reach children where they live and learn. 

We are indebted to countless individuals and partnerships both within and outside Boston Children’s Hospital for contributing to the program’s success:

At Boston Children’s Hospital, we thank Sandra Fenwick, President and CEO, and Kevin Churchwell, MD, EVP of Health Affairs and COO, for their steadfast support.  Shari Nethersole, MD, and the Office of Child Health have been instrubehavioral in supporting our efforts in the Boston community.  We wish to thank Wendy Warring and the Network Development team for their support.  The efforts of Lynn Susman, and her staff at the Children’s Hospital Trust have been critically important to sustaining BCHNP. We thank Joshua Greenberg, Esq., Government Relations and his staff in our joint efforts to impact child behavioral health care in the Commonwealth and across the nation.  We are grateful to Margaret Coughlin and the Marketing and Communications Department for their support.  Additionally, we give special thanks to the Board Committee for Community Service and the Community Advisory Board for their dedication and investment in the health and wellness of our community.

A special thank you goes to the foundations and philanthropic donors of BCHNP. We would not exist if not for your generous support and contributions to this important work. 

  • Aetna Foundation
  • Bronner Charitable Foundation
  • Boston Children’s Hospital
  • C.F. Adams Charitable Trust
  • Gloria L. and Charles I. Clough Foundation
  • Joseph and Louise Crane Foundation
  • Fidelity Charitable Patriots Day Project
  • George Harrington Trust
  • Jane’s Trust
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Karp Family Foundation
  • Kidvestment
  • Marion Boynton Trust
  • Newman’s Own
  • James and Kimberly Pallotta
  • Rockland Trust-Peoples Bank
  • Sidney A. Swensrud Foundation
  • Tudor Foundation
  • Robin and Marc Wolpow

·         In the Boston Public Schools, we thank John McDonough, Eileen Nash, and Andria Amador for their support and ongoing partnership. We extend our gratitude to all of the head masters, principals, teachers, and staff in our partner schools. We also thank the leadership and staff at the community health centersLastly and most importantly, we thank all the children and families we work with in the Boston community.


We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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