Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) are individually tailored interventions designed to teach children and youth new skills to help them manage behaviors that, if unchecked, will result in out-of-home placement or psychiatric hospitalization. TBS is an ancillary service requested by a child’s mental health provider when other interventions have failed to adequately address extreme behaviors. Casa Pacifica Centers for Children and Families and Aspiranet deliver this program through a well-trained interdisciplinary team of professional staff. Services are focused on working cooperatively and collaboratively with the child, their family, the school system, community agencies, and other professionals involved with the child and family.
Quotes from clients and families: “We had lost hope in the system and nothing worked until we found TBS…”-Parent; “Services were a great help and I noticed a dramatic change in my son”-Mom. Thank you – I am forever grateful for TBS services” –Mother of client who was cutting and exhibited unsafe behaviors; “I’m happy you came into my life, because you are helping me get better”-6 year old client.
Services and Supports:
TBS is based on an evidence based practice, Applied Behavioral Analysis but borrows techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trust-Based Relational Interventions, and Motivational Interviewing. TBS services are provided where ever they are needed, including the family home, group homes, schools, or other community-based locations that meet the needs of the child and family. The TBS provider acts as a behavioral coach and often works with the entire family and, in some instances the school system, to achieve and maintain the goals specified by the child’s clinician and Treatment Team. Services are time-limited.
To receive services the youth must have:
- Full-scope Medi-Cal
- Meet medical necessary criteria
- Currently receive a specialty mental health service
- Are at risk of being placed in an RCL 12 group home or higher Residential Treatment Placement
- Are transitioning from an RCL group home to a lover level of care and need support in making the transition
- Have a psychiatric hospitalization within the past two years or are currently at risk of hospitalization due to mental health problems.
To access mental health services, or for immediate help, please call 24/7 1-866-998-2243.