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Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services

Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) provides intensive, short-term services aimed at maintaining children in their current home, school and community environments, by helping them to learn new skills, promoting positive behaviors and improving independence and socialization.

The primary goal of our BHRS program is to provide innovative human services to children who are diagnosed with a mental health, behavioral health and/or developmental disorder.

Our skilled team works closely with children and their families. Goals and skill-building therapeutic activities are developed based on child and family strengths. Our ongoing needs assessment measures the child and family’s progress in using the newly obtained skills, with a goal of working toward no longer needing additional support.

Our skilled professional team includes:

  • Evaluator
    The evaluating psychologist, or other qualified professional, conducts a thorough face-to-face assessment to determine the need for BHRS. This assessment is conducted when services are initially recommended and continue throughout the duration of BHRS.
  • Behavior Specialist Consultant (BSC)
    The BSC is a master’s level clinician who provides clinical oversight to the treatment team. The BSC develops the child’s individualized treatment plan, monitors the implementation of behavioral programs and evaluated the child and family’s progress.
  • Mobile Therapist (MT)
    The Mobile Therapist is a master’s level clinician who provides therapy to the child and/or family.
  • Therapeutic Support Staff (TSS)
    The TSS is a bachelor’s level professional, or other qualified individual, who works one-on-one with the child and/or family to apply activities specified in the child’s treatment plan.

Children and adolescents must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Under 21 years of age
    Children up to age 21 who are diagnosed through the DSM-5 and meet criteria for medical necessity may also qualify for service
  • Diagnosis and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5) diagnosis of a mental health, behavioral health and/or developmental disorder
  • Actively enrolled in a medical assistance plan
  • Possess needs that are not able to be met by a lower level of care, such as outpatient therapy

Medical necessity for this service is determined through an evaluation process.

Berwick Office
118C E. Third St.
Berwick, PA 18603
Phone: (570) 752-1681
Fax: (570) 752-2702
Services offered in: Columbia, Montour, Snyder and Union counties.

Throop Office
751 Keystone Industrial Park Road
Throop, PA 18512
Phone: (570) 714-2350
Fax: (570) 714-2351
Services offered in: Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna and Wayne counties.

Wilkes-Barre Office
100 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Suite 209
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Phone: (570) 609-0627
Fax: (570) 609-0961
Services offered in: Luzerne and Wyoming counties.

Program Director
Kelly McLaughlin
Phone: (570) 714-2350 ext. 7003
Fax: (570) 714-2351
kmclaughlin@salisb.com

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