Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)

mother and sonTherapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is one of the many services Youth for Change provides to youth in Butte County. TBS is a specialty mental health program offered to children and youth with serious emotional problems who are experiencing a stressful transition or life crisis.

TBS services provide additional short term support to youth under the age of 21. TBS staff will assist children/youth in their transition to lower levels of care (including home or home like setting) or avoid moving to a higher level of care (including a psychiatric hospital or group home RCL 12 or higher).

What's Our Purpose?

The purpose of TBS is to further the child's/youth's overall treatment goals by providing "in home" additional therapeutic services. TBS is a component of other specialty mental health services.

The child/youth continues working with their mental health service providers along with TBS staff. TBS services are designed to address and resolve specific behaviors and symptoms that are jeopardizing their current situation or planned transitions to lower care.

TBS is generally provided in those settings where behaviors are problematic (family, foster homes, schools or community settings). Services can be provided day or night and weekends. The duration of services will vary based upon each child/youth treatment plan and how rapidly goals are met (usually 3-6 months).

Who Can Use The Program?

Children and youth under the age of 21 who are experiencing severe behavioral problems.

Youth must also meet ALL of the following:
Youth must also meet ONE of the following:
TBS is voluntary and must be accepted by both the client and caregiver. A caregiver must be present at all times when services are provided in the home. The caregiver is also expected to participate in the program.

How can you access our services?

TBS services need to be accessed through a referral by a clinician, psychologist or a mental health service provider. To access services call:

Butte County Behavioral Health
Chico: 530-891-2795

Gridley: 530-846-7305

Oroville: 530-538-2158

Paradise: 530-872-6328

Northern Valley Catholic Social Services
530-345-1600

Victor Community Services
530-267-1700

Youth for Change
530-877-1965

You can also seek support through your child's school counselor.
"First I wasn't sure about having someone I don't know in my house for so many hours, but it wasn't that long when I started seeing good behavior in my son. The program helps a lot of people who have a lot of issues with bad behavior. If it wasn't for this awesome program, I would probably be in a mental hospital, jail or dead. That is how bad my life was before my son started this program." - Ms. Rosales, Parent.
Community Services Building
7204 Skyway
Paradise, CA95969
530-877-1965

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