Behavioral Health Intervention Services

In-home services for kids ages 4-18. Our providers work to empower children and families to manage behaviors effectively.
Behavioral Health Intervention Services facilitate client growth by promoting skill building in the areas including but not limited to: social skills communication skills, problem-solving skills, conflict resolution skills, and interpersonal relationship skills. Service Interventions are written to match a client’s individual mental health needs.

Our providers work with children and families to help create supportive environments at home.

We offer the tools, training, and support that address the behavioral health needs of your children.

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be eligible, the child must:

  • be between the ages of 4 and 18 years old,
  • be insured through Medicaid, state insurance,
  • have a qualified mental health diagnosis
  • be currently receiving mental health medication management and/or mental
  • health therapy, and have impaired functioning in behaviors and/or daily tasks.

Details About Our Services

Behavioral Health Intervention Services are supportive, directive, and teach interventions in a community based setting. These services are designed to improve the individual’s level of functioning as it relates to a mental health diagnosis, with a primary goal of assisting the individual and his/her family to learn age appropriate skills to manage their behavior, and regain, or retain self-control.

These skill-building services focus on:

Addressing the mental and functional disabilities that negatively affect a member’s integration and stability in the community and quality of life.

Improving a member’s health and well-being related the their mental disorder by reducing or managing the symptoms or behaviors that prevent the member form functioning at the member’s best possible functional level.

Promoting a client’s mental health recovery and resilience through increasing their ability to manage symptoms.

Who Benefits From BHIS?

BHIS enables Medicaid-eligible children and their families access to in-home services in addition to traditional outpatient mental health services without having to enter the Iowa Child Welfare and/or juvenile justice system.

These services are also available to children in the custody of DHS due to their eligibility for Medicaid, and also to children served by the Children’s Mental Health waiver.

Sessions take place in the home and are scheduled to fit a family’s needs. Length of sessions and duration of treatment are customized and vary per client.

New Skills, In Your Home

Our BHIS providers work with your family in the privacy of your home to ensure comfort while learning new skills.

Your child will participate in a combination of skill-building exercises that can target specific behavioral struggles and help improve your child’s skills, including:

  • Communication
  • Coping with difficult emotions
  • Anger management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Decision making
  • Social skills
  • Problem solving
  • Relationship building