Intensive Behavioral Health Services

  • Intensive Behavioral Health Services for Children and Adolescents (IBHS)provides individualized, therapeutic mental health, or behavioral interventions/services developed and recommended by an Interagency Team and prescribed by a licensed professional.

    IBHS services are mental health counseling services which are designed to provide individualized treatment to a child or adolescent. The Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit #21 provides these services working in close cooperation with Lehigh and Carbon County Agencies.

    Our clients experience psychiatric distress or emotional difficulties. Treatment may include supporting a client in overcoming self‐defeating behavior, learning to interact at their age appropriate level, learning to positively interact with family members, and to maximize their potential. Family, school, and community members are enlisted to move the child in this positive direction. All treatment is done in the child's home, school, or other community settings.
    For more information please contact IBHS Program Coordinator at 610-769-4111 ex 1254.

Outpatient Clinic Services

  • Outpatient Clinic Services include, but are not limited to, child and adolescent individual therapy, family therapy, psychiatric assessment, medication management, and telepsychiatry services provided in a school or clinic setting. Services are provided to a wide variety including people seeking help for the first time or those with chronic or acute mental disorders that require active outpatient treatment. This support is provided at a level to prevent the need for a higher level of mental health services such as partial or inpatient hospitalization.

    For more information please contact the Behavioral Health Services Office at (610) 769-4111 ext. 1254

Students Intensive Treatment and Emotional Support Program

  • This program is a school-based treatment program designed for children and adolescents in need of mental health treatment whose mental health needs cannot be met in a traditional classroom. The treatment program offers both therapeutic and educational services to clients in the classroom setting. These services are designed to provide maximum access to instruction while providing supports to either prevent the need for hospitalization or as a transition back to the school setting after a mental health hospitalization.

    Referrals for these services must be made by the student’s home school district or charter school.

    For information contact your school district’s Student Services or Special Education Office.