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Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) was previously known as Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) or “wraparound” services. These services are individualized mental health services provided in the home, school, or community. The services are provided by trained staff working one‐on‐one with your child to help with emotional or behavioral problems.
IBHS is replacing BHRS formerly known as wraparound services. IBHS went into effect on October 19, 2019, and the transition year ends on January 17, 2021. IBHS is replacing BHRS formerly known as wraparound services. IBHS went into effect on October 19, 2019, and the transition year ends on January 17, 2021. Services under BHRS have changed since they began in 1994, and the recent regulations for IBHS is an effort to create guidelines for how these services should be delivered. In addition, these changes create guidelines for how these services should be delivered.
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.
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
BCaBA – Board-certified assistant behavior analyst
BCAT – Board-certified autism technician
BCBA – Board-certified behavior analyst
RBT – Registered behavior technician
The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services HealthChoices Website provides additional information and resources about the change from Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) to Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS). Their website includes links to the new regulations, trainings and webinars with information about the changes, and documents for further clarification on the recent changes and addition of services. Click the link below to visit the PA Health Choices website for more information.
Therapeutic interventions and supports used to reduce and manage a child’s, youth’s, or young adult’s needs that are identified in the individual treatment plan.
Help to increase coping strategies and support skill development, which promotes positive behaviors.
Involve the review of a child’s, youth’s or young adult’s behavior within his or her environment.
Explore why a behavior occurs and then uses specific interventions based on why a behavior occurs.
Seek to increase useful or desired behaviors.
ABA Services includes: Behavior Analytic services, Behavior Consultation-ABA services, Assistant Behavior Consultation- ABA services and Behavior Health Technician-ABA services.
Evidence Based Therapy (EBT) can be provided through Individual Services, ABA Services or Group Services. EBTs are behavioral health therapies that use scientifically established methods.
The following are examples of EBT:
Intensive therapeutic interventions that are provided mostly in a group format.
They can be provided in a school, community or community like setting. Community like settings mimic an environment a child might typically be in such as a school, daycare or afterschool program.
Examples of Group Services include:
|Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) Transitions to Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)||This resource will provide families with information on the transition of BHRS to IBHS.||Download file: Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) Transitions to Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)|
|Individual Services||The resource will provide families with information on IBHS and an explanation of Individual Services.||Download file: Individual Services|
|Applied Behavioral Analysis||The resource will provide families with information on IBHS and an explanation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services.||Download file: Applied Behavioral Analysis|
|Evidence Based Therapy||The resource will provide families with information on IBHS and an explanation of Evidence Based Therapy.||Download file: Evidence Based Therapy|
|Group Services||The resource will provide families with information on IBHS and an explanation of Group Services.||Download file: Group Services|
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.