Community-Based Intensive Behavioral Health Services

CCTC’s Community-Based Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) supports children with mental, emotional, and behavioral health needs. IBHS offers a wide array of services that meet the needs of these families in their homes, schools, and communities.

CCTC has the primary responsibility of providing Community-Based IBHS in the following zip codes: 19149 and 19140.

The program is designed to provide a broad network of support for families of children who struggle with mental and behavioral health challenges. Working within the home, Community-Based IBHS helps families connect to various services that will help to increase family stability while also managing the child’s behavioral challenges within the context of the home, school, and community.

Community-Based IBHS is delivered by a team of varied specialists: A Behavioral Consultant, who works with the child and family to create a treatment plan to address and modify their behavior, a Mobile Therapist, who provides clinical services to the family in their own home, and the Behavioral Health Technician, who works one on one with the child to address behavioral issues both in the home and in school. In addition, a Care Coordinator is responsible for overseeing services and insuring ample communication between each member of the team. The Care Coordinator also connects the family to community resources, educational supports, and additional health services when necessary. The team as a whole works together to create a treatment plan that addresses not only the clinical side of the child’s challenges, but issues that contribute to these challenges such as family and financial stability, untreated trauma, and educational concerns.

The goal of Community-Based IBHS is to help the family create a positive, supportive, and stable environment that will enable the child to get the most out of any clinical care they may be receiving and develop positive behavior management strategies that will allow them to reach their full potential.

Contact: Nairann Merceir, IBHS Team Leader