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Updates to Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services

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General Information About Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS)

For BHRS Providers, January 2015
Are You Moving? Changing Your Program? Don’t Forget…” (answers to frequently asked questions)

Brief history of BHRS in Pennsylvania

List of Medical Assistance bulletins related to BHRS
                Bulletins are available online. Enter the bulletin number in the search field.


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Evidence Based Programs and Best Practices

Resources and information about BHRS best practice

EPISCenter, Prevention Research Center, Penn State University (general information about evidence-based programs in Pennsylvania)
Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care (MTFC)
Multi-Systemic Therapy (FFT)
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT); PCIT in Pennsylvania
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

Making the Best Choice: Service Selection in Children’s Mental Health, by Gordon R. Hodas, M.D. See especially pages 5-11 and pages 15-18.

The Future of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services, PA CASSP Newsletter, March 2012
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy in Pennsylvania, PA CASSP Newsletter, December 2012

April 17 webinar

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Summer Therapeutic Activities Programs

Summer is coming and with it a new season of Summer Therapeutic Activities Programs (STAPs). Check out these pamphlets on Family Involvement created in collaboration with the OMHSAS Mental Health Planning Council Children’s Committee, the OMHSAS statewide STAP workgroup and the OMHSAS Children’s Bureau. There are two versions.

Version #1: to be used as is (providers are welcome to insert their own brochures in it)

Version #2: for providers to customize for their use


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