Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)
Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is one of
the many services Youth
for Change provides to youth in Butte County. TBS is a specialty mental
health program offered to children and youth with serious emotional
problems who are experiencing a stressful transition or life crisis.
TBS services provide additional short term support to youth under the
age of 21. TBS staff will assist children/youth in their transition to
lower levels of care (including home or home like setting) or avoid
moving to a higher level of care (including a psychiatric hospital or
group home RCL 12 or higher).
What's Our Purpose?
The purpose of TBS is to further the child's/youth's overall treatment
goals by providing "in home" additional therapeutic services. TBS is a
component of other specialty mental health services.
The child/youth continues working with their mental health service
providers along with TBS staff. TBS services are designed to address
and resolve specific behaviors and symptoms that are jeopardizing their
current situation or planned transitions to lower care.
TBS is generally provided in those settings where behaviors are
problematic (family, foster homes, schools or community settings).
Services can be provided day or night and weekends. The duration of
services will vary based upon each child/youth treatment plan and how
rapidly goals are met (usually 3-6 months).
Who Can Use The Program?
Children and youth under the age of 21 who are experiencing severe
Youth must also meet ALL of the following:
- Possess full scope Medi-Cal.
- Meet medical necessity criteria and receiving other mental
Youth must also meet ONE of the following:
- Currently placed in a RCL 12 or higher group home or is
being considered for one of these facilities.
- Has had at least one psychiatric hospitalization in the
past 24 months or being considered for hospitalization.
- Has utilized TBS in the past.
- Transitioning to lower level of care.
TBS is voluntary and must be accepted by both the client and caregiver.
A caregiver must be present at all times when services are provided in
the home. The caregiver is also expected to participate in the program.
How can you access our services?
TBS services need to be accessed through a referral by a clinician,
psychologist or a mental health service provider. To access services
Butte County Behavioral
Northern Valley Catholic
Victor Community Services
Youth for Change
You can also seek support through your child's school counselor.
"First I wasn't
sure about having someone I don't know in my house for
so many hours, but it wasn't that long when I started seeing good
behavior in my son. The program helps a lot of people who have a lot of
issues with bad behavior. If it wasn't for this awesome program, I
would probably be in a mental hospital, jail or dead. That is how bad
my life was before my son started this program." - Ms. Rosales, Parent.
Community Services Building
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