Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) are a voluntary service available to children and young adults who have been diagnosed with a mental health issue. BHIS services are designed to be the behavioral complement to therapy services. BHIS addresses skill deficits that if improved upon will increase the person’s ability to function successfully at home and in the community. These skills can include but are not limited to social skills, communication skills, decision making skills, anger management and coping skills.
What does BHIS entail?
- You must attend an assessment at the office with a licensed master’s level professional to start services
- Once the assessment has been complete and BHIS services have been authorized the BHIS provide will come to your home or meet with you in the office depending on the situation
- The provider will work with both the individual authorized for services as well as the family in order to help improve skills
Habilitation services consist of individualized services and supports that assist with acquisition, retention, or improvement in skills related to living in the community. Habilitation service activities and environments are designed to foster the acquisition of skills, appropriate behavior, greater independence, and personal choice.