Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)

TBS is a unique one-to-one behavioral coaching service offered to youth up to age 21. TBS services are provided by trained mental health staff, under the supervision of a licensed professional, in the home, school or community. These services are intensive and short-term and are provided as an adjunct to the youth’s primary mental health service. TBS in conjunction with a Specialty Mental Health Service can help children and youth as well as parents/caregivers, foster parents, group home staff, school staff or others to learn new ways of reducing and managing challenging behaviors as well as strategies and skills to increase the kinds of behavior that will allow children/youth to be successful in their current environment.

Therapeutic Behavioral Services are available for those children/youth who have full-scope Medi-Cal and, due to the severity of their behaviors and emotional problems, are being considered for placement in a residential treatment program or who are at risk of hospitalization in an acute care psychiatric facility.