Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)

Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) is replacing BHRS formerly known as wraparound services. IBHS provides supports for children, youth or young adults under the age of 21 with mental, emotional or behavioral health needs. To qualify to receive IBHS the child, youth or young adults must have a behavioral health disorder diagnosis. Services can be provided in the home, school or other community setting. IBHS offers a wide array of services that meet the needs of these individuals in their homes, schools, and communities.

The types of services provided by IBHS:

  • Individual services – which provides services to one child.
  • Evidence-based treatment (EBT) – behavioral health therapies that use scientifically established methods. These can be delivered through individual services, ABA services, and group services.

Can my child continue to receive BHRS?

  • If your child has a current authorization for BHRS, your child may continue to receive services. BHRS can be provided until January 17, 2021.
  • Prior to your child’s authorization for BHRS expiring, someone will discuss with you transitioning the services your child receives to IBHS.
  • Your child is likely to transition from BHRS to IBHS sometime in 2020.

What are the steps for my child to receive IBHS?

  • Obtain a written order from an individual with a qualifying license.
  • An individual with a qualifying license can be: Physician, Physician’s Assistant, Family doctor, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Licensed clinical social worker, Licensed professional counselor, Licensed marriage and family therapist
  • Give the written order to an IBHS provider to begin providing services to your child.
  • IBHS will then begin with the assessment of your child’s strengths and challenges, the strengths and needs of your family, existing and needed supports for your child and what you need to help your child.
  • The written order and assessment will be used to develop your child’s Individual Treatment Plan (ITP). Your child’s ITP includes the goals of your child’s services and the people who are responsible for helping to implement each ITP goal.

IBHS Acronym list:

Asst. BC-ABA – Assistant behavior consultation-applied behavior analysis

BA – Behavior analytic

BC – Behavior consultation

BC-ABA – Behavior consultation-applied behavior analysis

BHT – Behavioral health technician

BHT-ABA – Behavioral health technician-applied behavior analysis

MT – Mobile therapy

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

Family Based Services (FBS)

Central’s Family Based Services (FBS) program is designed to provide community based therapy and support services to children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems.  FBS provides therapy in a family’s home by a two-person team under the supervision of a Program Director.

Life can feel very challenging and frustrating at times when you are facing stress at work, home and within your family. We recognize that raising children is not an easy task and want to help you learn new strategies to better manage behavioral and emotional issues that are impacting your family. The goal of the program is to increase parents’ feelings of empowerment, effectiveness and self-efficacy while also increasing the emotional and behavioral stability of the children. The function of FBS is to assist families with maintaining their child in the home rather than in a psychiatric or residential facility.

Family members are encouraged to actively participate in assessment, treatment planning, development of treatment goals, and ongoing review of progress.  The child, family and FBS team work together to develop a plan that is individualized and designed to fit each family’s unique situation.

Central Behavioral Health Brochure – Family Based Services

Services include:
  • Intensive Family Therapy
  • 24/7 Crisis Management
  • Case Management Services
  • Advocacy for the family
  • Support Services
Referrals

The identified client (child or young adult) must be 21 years or younger, at risk for out-of-home placement (juvenile detention, OCY, psychiatric hospitalization and residential placement), a Montgomery County resident, and have medical/behavioral health insurance coverage through Magellan. In addition, at least one parent or guardian must be willing to participate in the program and the child and family must be experiencing difficulties serious enough to warrant intervention from our Family Based Services program.

Location

Family Services

Outpatient Program

Feeling sad or depressed? Do you find yourself worrying about the future or feeling stressed and overwhelmed? Going through a major life transition? Our team of therapists can provide the assistance that you need during this difficult time.

Central’s Outpatient Program offers mental health and co-occurring services to adults, children and families who live primarily in the eastern and central Montgomery County area. Services include a comprehensive intake evaluation, integrated mental health and co-occurring treatment, crisis and emergency intervention, psychiatric evaluations and pharmacological management. Treatment modalities include individual, couples, family and group therapy, as well as, medication management. We also have an Administrative Case Manager on site to offer individuals additional assistance with locating resources, completing forms and applications, and presenting additional referrals based on the specific need addressed. Treatment is provided on a voluntary basis and utilizes a strengths based approach to address all issues.

Our therapists and counselors use various evidence based treatment approaches including cognitive-behavioral techniques, brief psychotherapy, and behavior modification. Medication, if needed, is prescribed by a psychiatrist who generally sees clients on a monthly basis. We also offer “open access” therapy times where a therapist or counselor is available for individuals on a “walk in” basis. Once in treatment, an integrated strengths based treatment plan is formed by the therapist and client to specifically address each person’s unique needs and goals.

Program Objectives
  • To assist people with less severe behavioral health and co-occurring concerns return to their normal level of functioning.
  • To help people in crisis return to more stabilized functioning.
  • To assist individuals improve coping strategies and management of life transitions and stressors.
  • To improve individuals level of functioning and overall quality of life.
  • To assist persons with mental health and co-occurring issues strengthen their resources so that they may remain in the community.

Effective March 9, 2020:  Missed Appointment and Cancelation Procedures 2020

Hours of Operation:

Norristown Location:

1201 DeKalb Street

Monday – Thursday 9am – 8pm

Friday –  9am – 5pm

Abington Location:

2500 Maryland Road, Dixon Building Suite 130

Monday and Tuesday 9am -7pm

Wednesday through Friday 9am – 5pm

Location

Outpatient & Intake Services

Abington Area Services