Children’s Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services

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Children’s Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) provide quality human services to children and families in need of therapeutic support. The primary goals of BHRS are to provide intensive, short-term services aimed at maintaining the child in their current home, school and community settings. BHRS provides a variety of interventions to learn new skills, promote positive behaviors and improve the child’s independence and socialization.

As the child’s behavioral support provider, our skilled team will work with the family and child. Treatment includes therapeutic skill activities in the areas of identified need. Treatment goals are developed and based upon the individual family and/or child’s strengths.  Needs assessment will be ongoing and will be based upon the child and family’s progress. The goal of BHRS is to transfer skills to the child and/or family so that they are no longer in need of additional supports.

BHRS is designed for children who are diagnosed with a mental health, behavioral health, and/or developmental disorder. Children up to 21 years of age who are diagnosed through the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5) and meet medical necessity criteria may qualify for this service. Additionally, children must have active medical assistance enrollment.

Elgibility
To receive BHRS, children and adolescents must meet the following eligibility requirements:
• Child is under 21 years of age.
• DSM diagnosis of a mental health behavioral health and/or developmental disorder.
• Current Medial Assistance enrollment.
• Needs are not able to be met by a lower level of care, such as outpatient therapy.
• Medical necessity for this service will be determined through the evaluation process.

BHRS Team

Evaluator
• The evaluating psychologist, or other qualified professional, will conduct a thorough face-to-face assessment that will determine the need for BHRS. This assessment will be conducted when services are initially recommended, and will continue on an on-going basis throughout the duration of BHRS.

Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC)
•    The BSC is a Master’s level clinician who provides clinical oversight to the members of the treatment team. The BSC develops the child’s individualized treatment plan, monitors the implementation of behavioral programming, and evaluates child and family progress.

Mobile Therapist (MT)
• The MT is a Master’s level clinician who provides therapy for the child and/ or family.

Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS)
•    The TSS is a Bachelor’s level, or other qualified individual, that works one- on-one with the child and/or family to implement interventions specified in the child’s treatment plan.

For information on medical assistance enrollment go to http://compass.state.pa.us

Northeastern Pennsylvania Office Locations:
Berwick Office
218 West 6th Street
Berwick, PA 18603

Telephone: (570) 714-2350
Fax: (570) 714-2351

Throop Office
751 Keystone Industrial Park Road
Throop, PA 18512

Telephone: (570) 714-2350
Fax: (570) 714-2351

Wyoming Office
1150 Wyoming Avenue
Wyoming, PA 18644

Telephone: (570) 714-2350
Fax: (570) 714-2351

Counties Served: Carbon, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe,Montour, Pike, Snyder, Susquehanna, Union, Wayne, Wyoming