Child/Adolescent Services

BDIHS Child Services

Intensive In-Home services are offered to children and adolescents and is delivered by a team to the individual and their family. It focuses on case management, crisis resolution, parent education and therapy. Common goals are prevention of out-of-home therapeutic placement, hospitalizations, stabilization of the child’s current living arrangement and/or promotion of the reunification of the family to a successful level of functioning.

Outpatient Therapy is based on clinical need and available to children, adolescents and adults for whom it is determined therapy may be an effective means to reduce symptoms or eliminate impairment. Individual, family, and group therapies are available and ongoing individual sessions are offered either at the B & D office or the individual’s home.

Medication Management is provided by B & D’s psychiatrist to determine whether a medication would be helpful for the child, adolescent or adult and works with the individual over time to assess effectiveness of the medication. Proper medication can assist the individual in being better able to positively affect their mental health and fully utilize all aspects of their treatment. Common conditions treated with medication regimens are ADHD, depression, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety and psychotic disorders.

Purpose: The purpose of the B&D Behavioral Health Services’ Integrated Care Program is to integrate primary care medical services into the behavioral health service array offered to adults at B & D.

Goal: The goal of the program is improve the health status of adults diagnosed with mental illness, and those with co-occurring substance use disorders, who are at risk for, or diagnosed with, one or more chronic physical illness, but are not currently utilizing primary and preventive health care services.

Objectives: The program’s objective is to support the triple aim of improving the health of adults diagnosed with mental illness; enhancing the individual’s experience of care in regards to quality, access, and reliability of care; and reducing/controlling the per capita cost of care.


Eligibility Criteria for Participation in B&D’s Integrated Care Program:

• Adult (age 18 or older) diagnosed with mental illness and/or substance use disorder(s); and
• At risk for, or diagnosed with, one or more chronic physical illness; and
• Receiving, or eligible to receive, a mental health and or substance use service at B and D Behavioral Health Services (BDBHS); and
• Not currently utilizing primary and preventive health care services; or
• Individuals currently utilizing community primary and preventative health care services, and who are enrolled in ACTT, CST, SAIOP, OBOT, or PSS at B&D, will receive care coordination as standard care to facilitate communication between the individual’s current community Primary Care Provider, behavioral health providers, and other specialists.

Outpatient Therapy is based on clinical need and available to children, adolescents and adults for whom it is determined therapy may be an effective means to reduce symptoms or eliminate impairment. Individual, family, and group therapies are available and ongoing individual sessions are offered either at the B & D office or the individual’s home.

Illness Management and Recovery. ... Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) is a curriculum that a specially trained mental health practitioner or specially trained consumer specialist uses to help people to develop personal strategies for coping with mental illness and moving forward with their life.