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Mental Health Services - Children

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) for Children, Youth and Young Adults

Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS) is an intensive, individualized, one-to-one behavioral coaching program available to children/youth up to age 21 that are experiencing emotional or behavioral challenges in their current placement or experiencing a stressful life transition. TBS is available to those children/youth with full-scope Medi-Cal benefits who are receiving ongoing mental health services.

TBS can help children/youth and their parents/caregivers learn strategies and skills to increase the kinds of behavior that will allow them to be successful in their current environment and learn new ways of reducing and managing challenging behaviors. TBS is not a stand alone service. It is used to support an ongoing primary mental health service such as mental health therapy or case management.

TBS is available to children/youth who meet one or more of the following:
 1. Experiencing behaviors that they find hard to manage and may jeopardize their placement;
 2. Currently living in a group home;
 3. At risk of psychiatric hospitalization, or have been psychiatrically hospitalized within the last      24 months; and
 4. Transitioning to a lower level placement.

Referrals are first sent to County TBS and then forwarded to TBS providers for services.

TBS Referral and Release of Information forms:

TBS Referral Form

TBS Release of Information Form (English)

TBS Release of Information Form (Spanish)

TBS Expedited Referral Request

Fax referrals to: County TBS - (619) 401-4627

Mail referrals to:     1000 Broadway, Suite 105
                                El Cajon, CA 92021

For information, questions, and concerns:
San Diego County TBS office (619) 401-4630  Mon-Fri 8-5pm

TBS Program Brochure (English)

TBS Program Brochure (Spanish)

State Department of Mental Health website and additional language TBS brochures: