Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)

 IBHS For Children & Families


What are Intensive Behavioral Health Services?

Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) is a short-term, intensive program for children and adolescents up to the age of 21 to address behavioral health concerns. Services are provided in the home, school and community settings.

Behavioral support is provided wherever it is needed, including in the home, school, or daycare -wherever the child encounters challenges that need to be addressed.

IBHS services include:

  • Behavior Consultant Services
  • Mobile Therapy
  • Behavioral Health Technicians

Our behavior consultants are all trained and have experience in applied behavior analysis (ABA). ABA is a scientifically proven approach for helping children make lasting behavior change. It is effective at teaching children appropriate ways to express emotions and needs and achieve success at home and in school.

Our mobile therapists are all trained and have experience in the social thinking model and trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT). Social thinking is a research-based model that focuses on age appropriate social and emotional regulation skills. TF-CBT is designed to help children who have experienced traumatic events, grief, and loss.

Our behavioral health technicians (BHT’s) provide one on one direct treatment under the supervision of the behavior consultant. A BHT implements the goals and interventions outlined within the child’s treatment plan.


Who can receive IBHS?

IBHS helps children and adolescents with a wide range of behavioral challenges. Some of the common mental health diagnoses include:

  • PTSD
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Depression
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Our goal is to assess mental health and/or behavioral concerns. Our service is designed to empower parents, caregivers and/or teachers so they have the tools to successfully support the child’s needs once IBHS comes to an end.


How to get started:

Parents and guardians can make a direct referral to IBHS by contacting the Program Manager at 814-878-5945.

Additional Information:

State regulations specify that the IBHS staff:

  • May not provide personal care, child care (babysitting), or respite services in the home or community
  • May not serve as a classroom or academic aide in school settings
  • May not provide transportation or deliver medication to the child or family
  • In addition, staff must always work with a parent, teacher or other adult caretaker present.

The IBHS quality plan is available for review upon request. Please send all requests to

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