Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)


Therapeutic Behavioral Services
A Brief Intervention for Youth and Families that Leads to Improved Outcomes

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) provides community-based, one-on-one, short-term, support to young people who are at risk of being moved into a higher, more restrictive living environment (hospital, group home) or need support transitioning to a less restrictive living environment (family home, foster home, group home). TBS is an adjunct program, meaning youth must be enrolled in a primary mental health service to be eligible. Services resolve specific target behaviors in order to prevent unnecessary residential placements, psychiatric hospitalizations, and discharges to higher levels of care. We partner with youth, their caregivers and other natural support persons in their life to help facilitate lasting behavior change. The goal is for youth to retain their current placement or move to a lower level of care.




96% of youth served remained stable in a community, family-based setting.