Family-Based Mental Health Services Program
Available in Erie, Crawford, and Warren counties
Does your family need therapy in dealing with issues such as family discord or oppositional behavior?
Is your child or adolescent at risk of needing placement in a psychiatric hospital or a residential treatment facility, or are they returning from a treatment facility?
Does your child or adolescent have a mental illness or behavioral problem that causes difficulties with family, friends, or school?
Family-Based Mental Health Services (FBMH) provides intervention, support services and therapy in the home and community for families and their children or adolescents who have significant emotional disturbances.
This program is intensive. It generally lasts 32 weeks. It is an in-home service provided to the families of children whose serious emotional illness has put them at risk of removal from their home and community. Children who are returning to their family following out-of-home placement in a residential treatment facility are also eligible to receive these services.
The primary goal of Family-Based Mental Health services is for children with serious social/emotional disorders to remain at home and become successful and functioning at home, school, and in the community. Services include: family-structural therapy, case management, 24-hour-a-day availability to families, and family support services.
For more information, please contact Chuck Daly, Director of Family Based Mental Health, (814) 459-2755 ext. 2104.