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Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) for Children and Adolescents

Allegheny Children’s Initiative’s Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) for Children and Adolescents provide a range of behavioral and mental health services for children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 21 who have serious emotional and behavioral challenges. These services are provided in a variety of settings, including the home, school and specific locations within the community, as determined by an in-depth assessment. 

These services are cross-culturally informed and help support the child in the least restrictive environment.

Program Objectives

  • Establish treatment goals and strength-based treatment plans in collaboration with the child and family.
  • Strengthen and empower the caregiver, family and community supports.
  • Respect the caregivers as treatment team leaders.
  • Provide mental health treatment and behavioral health interventions with family support.
  • Transfer of skills to child and family, such as implementing routine/structure, reinforcing desired behaviors, coping with stressors and collaboration.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or younger (may be up to 21, if still in school).
  • Must have a mental health diagnosis.
  • A referral is required for services.
  • Caregivers must be committed and actively involved in treatment.

For More Information

Please contact our Intake Coordinator at 412-431-8006 or aci-intake@PFQ.org

Allegheny Children’s Initiative completes an annual quality report on its Intensive Behavioral Health Services program. This is available upon request by emailing nwood@PFQ.org, or by contacting your Allegheny Children’s Initiative direct service provider.

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