BEHAVIORAL HEALTH REHABILITATION SERVICES (BHRS)
Bethanna's Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) are Medicaid-funded services, based on medical necessity, and provided via trained professional support for children under age 21 with a serious emotional or behavioral disorder, to reduce or replace problem behavior with positive, socially appropriate behavior. BHRS are family and child-centered, and they can take place in variety of settings. Services are guided by the treatment plan. Progress is monitored with data, updated regularly and reevaluated as necessary. Also, BHRS are often very personal. Some families may need to adjust to new persons actively joining their daily activities.
What are the goals of this service?
Goals are individual to the needs of your child and family, and are updated as often as needed. Goals may target safety, functional, communication, social and classroom behavior and each member of the team is assigned responsibility to help meet the goals. BHRS may include a Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS) worker, a Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC) and a Mobile Therapist (MT). However, each of these roles must be authorized before services can begin.
Who is eligible for BHRS?
Bethanna's BHRS program serves youth from ages 5 - 21. Each youth must be found eligible for services by a behavioral health insurance agency. Families should contact agencies and determine which may have the best experience and staff for their child's needs. Currently, Bethanna's BHRS program serves youth in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. Services are funded by both CBH and Magellan Behavioral Health. BHRS are medically necessary services.
What BHRS is not:
Does Bethanna have specialized treatment with their BHRS program?
Bethanna has BHRS staff that is specifically trained in several different treatment models. For example, for youth who have experienced complex trauma, a team that is proficient in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) may be assigned. For youth who have been diagnosed on the autism spectrum, Bethanna has staff that is proficient in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA), and the Developmental, Individual-Difference, Relationship-Based model (DIR/Floortime).
For more information, please contact:
Mace Cooper-Drew, Director of Community Treatment Services
Interested in working in the BHRS program?