Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) are provided for children with serious emotional and behavioral support needs. Behavioral Consultants (BC) design and direct implementation of behavior modification plans. Mobile Therapists (MT) provide family and individual therapy. Behavioral Health Technicians (BHTs) provide one-to-one interventions to assist youth in improving behavior, self-esteem and social skills.
- IBHS (Intensive Behavioral Health Services) are funded by the Department of Public Welfare to insure comprehensive mental health treatment to children.
- Behavioral Consultant (BC) designs and directs the implementation of behavior modification plans. This is done in a collaborative effort with the treatment team and family.
- Mobile Therapy (MT) includes intensive treatment efforts that occur outside of an office setting. Methods of intervention include family therapy, collateral therapy and individual therapy in the home, school or other community setting. Furthermore, behavior programming, parent training, and consultations with other community services are a part of the program design.
- Behavioral Health Technician (BHT) services include efforts to stabilize the child’s functioning in the family, school or community setting. Therapeutic efforts will focus on one-to-one intervention to improve behavior, improve control of anger, enhance self-esteem and develop more productive social relationships. In addition, therapeutic interventions will include implementation and monitoring behavior modification programming.
Eligibility: Children and youth must be under twenty-one years of age and have a mental health disorder. Also, the child must be eligible for Medical Assistance. If not currently receiving MA, the child may still qualify for MA regardless of family income.