Family Based Mental Health Services (FBMHS) are intensive, mobile, team-delivered services for children and adolescents, ages 5-21, provided in the home and community. These services are designed to integrate mental health treatment, family support services and case management, so that families may continue to care for their child within the most integrated environment and to avoid out-of-home placement and reduce the need for psychiatric hospitalizations.
Crisis intervention services are also offered with availability 24 hours a day and seven days a week. FBMHS emphasize the importance of the interagency team meeting process. The teams and family work to identify and include all people important to the family that can be a source of support throughout the course of treatment. As a result, the Family Based team ensures that services are well coordinated and delivered in an integrated manner.