Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)
BHRS are for children who have a serious emotional, behavioral, or developmental disability. The goal of BHRS are to help your child do better at home, school, or in the community.
Types of BHRS
- Behavioral Specialist Consultant (BSC): A BSC is a professional who helps make a treatment plan that will teach you how to best manage your child’s behavioral health needs.
- Mobile Therapy (MT): A professional who provides individual and family therapy in your home or community to teach you how to best manage your child’s behaviors.
- Therapeutic Staff Support (TSS): The TSS works under the direction of the BSC or MT to carry out your child’s treatment plan. A TSS can teach you, caregivers, and your child new ways to better manage feelings and behaviors.
How do BHRS get started?
A psychologist or a psychiatrist evaluates your child and considers all available services. Your provider will talk with you about which services best meet your child’s needs.
BHRS do not:
- Replace school staff or help with homework.
- Take the place of parents or caregivers.
- Offer general child care or a break from parenting.
- Provide community activities that are not part of the treatment plan.
- Provide transportation.
The BHRS provider should:
- Treat you, your child, and your family with respect.
- Work with you to make a treatment plan that is right for your child.
- Talk to you regularly about your child’s progress.
- Provide all authorized services, unless, together with the treatment team, you decide on a less intense plan.
- Help you use natural supports and community resources so that your child’s need for services decreases as your child makes progress.
- Be involved in your child’s treatment.
- Help the team understand your child and family’s strengths and needs.
- Help the team identify family and community resources that can help reach goals.
- Attend and participate in evaluation appointments and interagency team meetings.
- Aim to learn and use skills on your own to manage your child’s behavior.
- Make note of your child’s progress.
- Tell the team if you think BHRS is not helping so changes can be made.
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