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

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