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From WCAI: An overlooked void on Cape Cod–– Behavioral health services for kids

Barnstable County’s online survey is asking parents to help identify those needs. The deadline is June 9.

More than 100,000 families live on Cape Cod.

But fewer than 200 parents have responded to Barnstable County’s first assessment to address the region’s need for behavioral-health services for infants, children and young adults.

Results from the Barnstable County Human Services survey could counter the misperception that Cape Cod is sufficiently resourced with health providers, said Mandi Speakman, deputy director of Barnstable County Human Services.

“Our hope is to bring greater awareness to the dearth of providers we have,” she said. “We are in need of providers of all kinds in our region who are trained to serve youth, young adults and families.

Listen to the segment in its entirety at: CAI (

Take Barnstable County’s Behavior Health Needs Survey at: Qualtrics Survey | Qualtrics Experience Management