Family Based Mental Health Services (FBMH) are intensive, in-home services for children and adolescents and their families experiencing significant emotional or behavioral issues. The focus of FBMH is to help caregivers support their children in their homes and prevent out-of-home placement. Services are child-centered, family-focused, culturally sensitive, and voluntary in nature. Our priority is to empower families through a strength-based, systems approach to treatment. Our clinicians receive training in trauma-informed care, attachment, and structural family therapy. FBMH seeks to extend family and community supports.
- Strengthen and keep families together.
- Improve communication, problem-solving and stress management skills.
- Improve and increase coping skills with all family members.
- Teach and promote parenting skills.
- Provide advocacy for children in their home, school, and community.
- Empower families to access services and natural supports.
- Assist in accessing and coordinating behavioral health and other service system services (school, medical, social, juvenile justice).
- Team-delivered services.
- Crisis management 24/7.
- Must be 18 years of age or younger (may be up to 21 if still in school).
- Must have a behavioral health diagnosis.
- Services must be prescribed by psychiatrist or psychologist.
- One caregiver must commit to participate in the service.
- Family is available for at least 2-3 sessions per week.
- Must be at risk of needing treatment in a psychiatric hospital, a residential, treatment facility, or other type of out-of-home setting, be stepping down from those levels of care, or have little or no progress in less restrictive services.
For More Information
Please contact our Intake Coordinator at 412-431-8006 or aci-intake@PFQ.org
Family Based Mental Health Services are provided by both Allegheny Children’s Initiative Locations.
2304 Jane Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
3402 Washington Road,
Suite 203, McMurray PA 15317