family based mental health

Family Based Mental Health provides intensive in-home therapy, case management and crisis intervention to help parents with children who have mental health issues or are at risk of hospitalization due to mental health symptoms. Co-therapists work with the family to help children remain in their homes, schools, and communities by preventing hospitalization and out-of-home placement.

Family Based Mental Health is a voluntary 8-month program that generally includes 3-5 visits with the family each week. Counselors are on-call 24/7.

Family Based Mental Health is available in Erie, Crawford, Mercer and Venango Counties.

Does my family qualify for Family Based Mental Health?

Family Based Mental Health is available to adolescents ages birth to 21 years old who have a mental health diagnosis and are at risk of hospitalization, out-of-home placement or returning to the home from hospitalization or placement.

To qualify for Family Based Mental Health:

  • At least one adult caregiver must participate in treatment
  • A psychiatrist of licensed psychologist must certify that that is the most appropriate treatment for the child

Not sure which In-Home Behavioral Health Program is right for you and your child? Click here to learn more about choosing the right program at Family Services of NW PA.

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