Children’s Behavioral Health Services

Children’s Behavioral Health Services offer a variety of programming and support for children and adolescents ages 2 to 21 with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Located throughout Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, we provide community-based services through education, intervention, and identifying resources. We are committed to providing comprehensive behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and their families.

States: PA

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Children’s Behavioral Health Services

Children’s Behavioral Health Services offer a variety of programming and support for children and adolescents ages 2 to 21 with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.

Our Services

Located throughout Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties, we provide community-based services through education, intervention, and identifying resources. We are committed to providing comprehensive behavioral health services to children, adolescents, and their families. States: PA

For Children at Risk

Crisis Services

Mobile Crisis and Intervention programs are equipped to address complex needs contributing to crisis and instability, including family systems stressors, youth substance abuse, trauma/grief, and youth intense behaviors, symptoms, and emotions that raise concern for potential harm to self or others.

Philadelphia: 215-685-6440

Delaware County: 855-889-7827

For All Children/Adolescents

Intensive Behavioral Health Services

Intensive Behavioral Health Services are community-based and tailored to the specific needs of each child. Our clinical team, whose expertise reaches multiple disciplines, offers families and children the tools to succeed within the least-restrictive educational and living environment possible.

Delaware County: 610-891-7007
Philadelphia County: 215-254-2046

Clinical Visitation Program

This program seeks to decrease the length of stay of out-of-home placements for children in Foster Care or Kinship Care. The goal is to ensure successful family reunification or permanency within 12 months, while promoting their safety, positive adjustment, and well-being.

Located at 862 Main Street, Darby, PA 19023
610-461-4847

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a highly structured form of therapy that teaches the skills necessary to regulate emotions, control self-destructive behaviors, and improve relationships. Originally designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT has been scientifically tested as an effective treatment for a range of emotional and behavioral problems. It focuses on helping individuals learn to validate their own experiences while also learning skills to improve quality of life, reduce distress, regulate emotions, and maintain effective relationships. In short, DBT helps individuals learn how to achieve their unique goals, maintain productive relationships, and develop stability in their lives. Our DBT adolescent program is open ages 14-19.

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Extended Assessment Program

The Extended Assessment Program connects children in Delaware County with services that will best aid their overall growth and development, offering up to 24 hours of assessment and case management. Highly-qualified clinicians and clinical case managers oversee each individual case and collaborates with the child’s school, community, and home to determine the most suitable resources. Recommendations may include continued assessment, behavioral health services, or another level of care.

Delaware County: 610-891-7007

Services Tailored for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Child/Adolescent Intensive After School Program
The Child/Adolescent Therapeutic Socialization Program
The Children’s Residential Treatment Facility
Outpatient Therapy Program
School Therapeutic Services
Summer Therapeutic Activities Program

The Child/Adolescent Intensive After School Program

The Child/Adolescent Intensive After School Program helps children with behavioral/emotional needs to develop problem-solving, socialization, and communication skills. An individualized treatment plan is created to address each child’s specific goals and needs through small and large group activities. Parents are provided opportunities to learn about the needs of their children.

Delaware County: 610-891-7007

The Child/Adolescent Therapeutic Socialization Program

The Child/Adolescent Therapeutic Socialization Program helps children with autism spectrum disorder learn enhanced socialization skills through participation and engaging activities. Parents are provided information to help understand their child’s strengths and needs. Individualized treatment plans outline specific goals for each child and the involvement of parents, siblings, schools, and other community resources.

Delaware County: 610-891-7007
Philadelphia County: 215-254-2046

The Children’s Residential Treatment Facility

The Children’s Residential Treatment Facility provides intensive therapeutic intervention services to children and adolescents ages 6-21 with autism spectrum disorder, experiencing acute behavioral challenges, and exhibiting resistance to treatment. Personalized treatment plans are based on the unique needs of the individual, with significant family and caregiver involvement.

Delaware County: 610-891-2505

Outpatient Therapy Program

Outpatient therapy can help children and adolescents manage the many emotions and feelings they may experience on a regular basis. Depression, anxiety, trauma, school-related problems, bereavement, stress, anger, and family problems can interfere with daily life and functioning.

In partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services’ “Healthy Minds Philly” initiative, Elwyn Behavioral Health participates in regular community awareness events, such as mental health screenings and trainings. For more information about this initiative, please see the following link for Healthy Minds Philly.

Delaware County: 610-891-2337

Philadelphia: 215-895-5588

School Therapeutic Services

School Therapeutic Services complement other Behavioral Health Services by helping children move to less intensive levels of care. Located within four Philadelphia County schools, these comprehensive programs are an alternative for children whose medical and clinical needs may warrant traditional wraparound services.

Philadelphia County: 215-254-2046

Summer Therapeutic Activities Program

Summer Therapeutic Activities Program “T-Camp” is a unique summer program for children ages 6-21 years old who have been diagnosed with autism. It is a fun and safe place for children where social interaction and self-awareness are encouraged in enthusiastic and creative ways. Routine and structure guide each day, with activities including yoga, swimming, and nature walks. Additional special activities include a bubble show, learning about animals from the zoo on wheels, having a treat with Kona Ice, and participating in Alex’s Lemonade Stand Family Day. Sensory-based activities and alternative methods to increase communication are incorporated into the daily programming. Thank you to our donors who provide enhancement funding for this important program!

Delaware County: 610-891-7007

The Child/Adolescent Intensive After School Program

The Child/Adolescent Intensive After School Program helps children with behavioral/emotional needs to develop problem-solving, socialization, and communication skills. An individualized treatment plan is created to address each child’s specific goals and needs through small and large group activities. Parents are provided opportunities to learn about the needs of their children.

Delaware County: 610-891-7007

The Child/Adolescent Therapeutic Socialization Program

The Child/Adolescent Therapeutic Socialization Program helps children with autism spectrum disorder learn enhanced socialization skills through participation and engaging activities. Parents are provided information to help understand their child’s strengths and needs. Individualized treatment plans outline specific goals for each child and the involvement of parents, siblings, schools, and other community resources.

Delaware County: 610-891-7007
Philadelphia County: 215-254-2046

The Children’s Residential Treatment Facility

The Children’s Residential Treatment Facility provides intensive therapeutic intervention services to children and adolescents ages 6-21 with autism spectrum disorder, experiencing acute behavioral challenges, and exhibiting resistance to treatment. Personalized treatment plans are based on the unique needs of the individual, with significant family and caregiver involvement.

Delaware County: 610-891-2505

Outpatient Therapy Program

Outpatient therapy can help children and adolescents manage the many emotions and feelings they may experience on a regular basis. Depression, anxiety, trauma, school-related problems, bereavement, stress, anger, and family problems can interfere with daily life and functioning.

In partnership with the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services’ “Healthy Minds Philly” initiative, Elwyn Behavioral Health participates in regular community awareness events, such as mental health screenings and trainings. For more information about this initiative, please see the following link for Healthy Minds Philly.

Delaware County: 610-891-2337

Philadelphia: 215-895-5588

School Therapeutic Services

School Therapeutic Services complement other Behavioral Health Services by helping children move to less intensive levels of care. Located within four Philadelphia County schools, these comprehensive programs are an alternative for children whose medical and clinical needs may warrant traditional wraparound services.

Philadelphia County: 215-254-2046

Summer Therapeutic Activities Program

Summer Therapeutic Activities Program “T-Camp” is a unique summer program for children ages 6-21 years old who have been diagnosed with autism. It is a fun and safe place for children where social interaction and self-awareness are encouraged in enthusiastic and creative ways. Routine and structure guide each day, with activities including yoga, swimming, and nature walks. Additional special activities include a bubble show, learning about animals from the zoo on wheels, having a treat with Kona Ice, and participating in Alex’s Lemonade Stand Family Day. Sensory-based activities and alternative methods to increase communication are incorporated into the daily programming. Thank you to our donors who provide enhancement funding for this important program!

Delaware County: 610-891-7007

  • What I like most about my job is feeling cared for, connected, and a sense of belonging, knowing that I matter to others.

    Ruby Elevazo Abalos

    Quality Management and Clinical Services Coordinator
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