Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)

Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services are highly individualized mental health interventions that are designed to support a child in his home, school and community.

Central's BHRS staff includes…..

  • A., M.S.W. & Ph.D. level Behavioral Specialists
  • Bachelor's and Master's level Therapeutic Support Staff and Mobile Therapists
  • Child Psychiatrist available for consultation and a psychologist.
Examples
  • In-home family therapy for families who have been unable to access traditional services at community counseling centers
  • Intensive home and community therapeutic support and supervision for a child or adolescent just released from the hospital
  • One-on-one day care or schoolroom support for a young child whose behavior is seriously disruptive or inappropriate or for a child experiencing school phobia
  • In-home behavior management and parental skills training for children and parents experiencing acute difficulties in areas of discipline, toilet training, bedtime, etc.
Eligibility

Children under 21 years of age and their families.

The child must be enrolled in the state's Medical Assistance Program offered through the PA Dept. of Public Welfare. We can provide enrollment information.

The child and his or her family must choose to receive this service — BHRS cannot be mandated.

A psychiatrist or psychologist must evaluate and state that BHRS services are necessary to stabilize an acute situation.

Typically, a child for whom BHRS services are deemed necessary is a child who is receiving or who has received mental health services in the past, who is involved with other child-serving agencies, and who appears to need something more.

Referrals

To make a referral, call our Outpatient & Intake Services office and ask for the Children's Intake Coordinator.

Anyone can make a referral: school personnel, mental health professionals, family members, etc..

Location

Family Services