Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)
What are Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)?
IBHS provides interventions and supports for children, youth, or young adults under the age of 21 with mental health, emotional, or behavioral needs. The goal of IBHS is to collaborate with youth, families, and caregivers across settings to develop and implement goals and interventions through an Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP). The transfer of skill model allows youth and caregivers to utilize learned skills to increase their ability to function socially, emotionally, and behaviorally in their natural environments. Parents and primary caregivers are a key part of the IBHS process in which they learn to navigate their child’s emotional and behavioral needs more effectively so that professional supports are no longer necessary.
Who is eligible?
The IBHS program serves children 21 years and younger with a mental health diagnosis who are covered by Medical Assistance (MA) in Bucks, Delaware, and Montgomery counties.
Who can make a referral?
Anyone can make a referral:
- Family members/youth
- Social workers/case managers
- Mental health workers/therapists