Therapeutic Behavioral Services

Therapeutic Behavioral Service (TBS) is a time-limited, intensive, individualized, one-on-one behavioral mental health service available to children under 21 years, with serious emotional challenges. The clients must be full-scope Medi-Cal eligible.

TBS is never a primary therapeutic intervention. It is always used in conjunction with a primary specialty mental health service such as individual therapy in an out-patient setting. TBS can also be provided in conjunction with Wraparound Services and Intensive Services Foster Care. TBS is available for children and youth being considered for removal from their homes to reduce the risk of placement in a residential treatment facility. TBS also targets children and youth who are at risk of hospitalization in an acute care psychiatric facility.

TBS, in conjunction with a specialty mental health service, helps children, youth, parents, caregivers, foster parents, and school staff or others involved in the child’s life to learn new ways of reducing and managing challenging behaviors. TBS utilizes strategies and skill-building interventions to increase the kinds of behavior that will allow children and youth to be successful in their current environment. It is designed to help children/youth and their parents/caregivers (when available) manage these behaviors utilizing short-term, measurable goals based on the needs of the child and family.

ChildNet is committed to its partnerships with the Department of Mental Health (DMH), Probation Department and the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to provide all the resources our community offers to benefit the youth and families we serve.

For more information about Therapeutic Behavioral Services in Los Angeles County, please call (562) 490-7600 or in the Inland Empire, please call (951) 530-5900

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