Colonial IU 20 offers a full slate of services from the newly developed Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) program, which is overseen by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Department of Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. IBHS is an entirely new program that was developed to replace the Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) program. There won’t be a lapse in service, but member districts may notice changes to job titles, authorization timeframes, and required documentation.
IBHS is a solution-focused treatment approach that identifies a person's strengths and builds upon those strengths, rather than allowing their challenges to be the main focus. The services can be provided in the home, school, or the community. One significant change in the IBHS regulations compared to the former BHRS program is that the IBHS services are broken down into two distinctly different programs: Individual and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).