Allegheny Children's Initiative, Inc.

Intensive Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents

mother and daughterIntensive Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents (IBHS) are designed to provide a range of non-traditional behavioral and mental health services. Children and adolescents between the ages of 2 and 21 who have serious emotional and behavioral challenges may benefit from IBHS. These services are provided in various settings, including the home, school, and community. These services are child-centered, family focused, culturally competent, and intended to help maintain the child in the least restrictive environment.

Program Objectives

  • Establish treatment goals and strength-based treatment plans
  • 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
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment

Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or under (may be up to 21 years old if still in school)
  • Must have a DSM V mental health diagnosis
  • Services must be deemed medically necessary by a psychologist or psychiatrist
  • Caregivers must be committed and actively involved in treatment

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

 For more information, please contact our Intake Coordinator at (412) 431-8006 or
Allegheny Children's Initiative | 2304 Jane Street | Pittsburgh, PA 15203