SERVICES AT PBCS
PBCS’S child and adolescent program is a comprehensive stabilization model that provides client’s with individual, group, and family psychosocial services which include: advocacy, outreach, crisis intervention, counseling, and job referral depending on age. The goal of PBCS’s Program is to help our clients develop a positive outlook on life and appropriate behavior while dealing with daily problems.
Community Support Project
PBCS’s Intensive Case Management/Community Support Model (ICM/CSP) model is a comprehensive support service that assists members with the coordination of needed care, and guides the members along the treatment continuum. The model is appropriate for members who are homeless, recently incarcerated, or discharged from a psychiatric or medical hospitalization. PBCS currently provides this model for clients referred from Boston halfway houses, Strive, Pine Street Inn, religious organizations, pre-release centers and district courts.
PBCS provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. Our licensed therapists assist clients with recognizing and using their strengths to solve problems and enhance interpersonal functioning.
We work with the whole family in the home. We at PBCS believe that when clients are spiritually connected within their culture, they will open up and share their inner fears, apprehensions, shortcomings, secrets and other feelings and grow as a result of it.
When clients enter into a group and interact with other members, difficulties that brought them into therapy are often recreated. Under the direction of the Group Leader, members are able to provide and receive support and have alternative behaviors learned and reinforced. The group allows members to develop appropriate ways of relating to others.
Parenting Group Therapy
The Parenting Group is held one day a week or evening at the PBCS office. Transportation and child care is available. Therapy is provided by Master level or Doctorate level clinicians.
This service is delivered by one or more members of a team consisting of professional and paraprofessional staff, offering a combination of medically necessary In-Home Therapy and Therapeutic Training and Support. The main focus of InHome Therapy Services is to ameliorate the youth’s mental health issues and strengthen the family structures and supports. In-Home Therapy Services are distinguished from traditional therapy in that services are delivered in the home and community; services include 24/7 urgent response capability on the part of the provider; the frequency and duration of a given session matches need and is not time limited; scheduling is flexible; services are expected to include the identification of natural supports and include coordination of care.
Therapeutic Mentoring Services are provided to youth (under the age of 21) in any setting where the youth resides, such as the home (including foster homes and therapeutic foster homes), and other community settings such as a school, child care centers, respite settings, and other culturally and linguistically appropriate community settings. Therapeutic Mentoring offers structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services between a therapeutic mentor and a youth for the purpose of addressing daily living, social, and communication needs. Therapeutic Mentoring services include supporting, coaching, and training the youth in ageappropriate behaviors, interpersonal communication, functional skill-building, problemsolving and conflict resolution, and relating appropriately to other youth, as well as adults, in recreational and social activities pursuant to a behavioral health treatment plan developed by an outpatient, or In-Home Therapy provider in concert with the family, and youth whenever possible, or Individual Care Plan (ICP) for youth in ICC. These services help to ensure the youth’s success in navigating various social contexts, learning new skills and making functional progress, while the therapeutic mentor offers supervision of these interactions and engages the youth in discussions about strategies for effective handling of peer interactions.