Children’s Intervention Program (ChIP)

Riverbend’s Children’s Program provides an array of mental health services to children and their families. These services are provided to children, adolescents and families with needs that require short-term or moderate interventions along with those with more severe difficulties who need more intensive, comprehensive services and long-term interventions.

Director’s Name: 
Chris Cummings, LICSW

Services Offered:

The Children’s Intervention Program provides an array of services to children and their families that include:

  • Assessment
  • Crisis Management
  • Therapy
  • Groups
  • Parent Education
  • Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Monitoring
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • School-based Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Case Management

For children with more severe emotional disturbances, we can also provide:

  • Home and community-based services
  • Home-based family therapy and support
  • Respite
  • Intensive case management

Behavioral problems in children and adolescents frequently involve complex psychological, emotional, and family issues.  Riverbend’s comprehensive team approach considers the child’s needs at home, at school and in the community.

Admission guidelines/eligibility:

We provide mental health services to children and adolescents under the age of 18 with behavioral and emotional difficulties. All referrals are received by our Admissions team.

We do not accept referrals exclusively for custody evaluations, supervised visitation, or other services that are not mental health treatment-related. We also do not accept new clients for psychiatric evaluations or medication services only.

For more information, please contact our admissions office at (603) 228-0547.

Physical Location:
105 Loudon Road, Building #3
Concord, NH 03301

Mailing address:
PO Box 2032
Concord, NH 03302-2032

p. 603-228-0547
f. 603-226-7508

Regular hours of operation: Monday-Thursday, 8AM to 7PM and Friday from 8AM to 5PM.
Admissions Office is open 8AM to 4PM, Monday-Friday.
ChIP provides weekend and after-hours community-based and respite services.

Children’s Intervention Program Statistics

Between 14% and 20% of all children and adolescents have a diagnosable mental disorder at some point. Alcohol and drug abuse, suicidal thoughts, depression, eating disorders, and conduct disorders tend to be the most prevalent problems among these age groups. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for individuals between 15 and 24 years of age. Early intervention for a troubled child is critically important to help them reach their potential for healthy development. Studies have proven that helping children overcome early problems results in greater academic achievement and healthier social adjustment. Riverbend Community Mental Health helps children and their families through a wide range of therapeutic, educational, and support services.

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