Parents and Caregivers

Not sure where to start?  Call 724-847-6225 and ask for a Drug and Alcohol (D&A), Intellectual Disability (ID), or Mental Health (MH) Specialist.

UPMC – Beaver County Crisis #:  800-400-6180    (Available 24/7)

crisis text line

The Crisis Text Line provides access to free, 24/7 support and information.

For ANYONE, in ANY type of crisis, who prefers to use TEXT.  
(Just text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US.)

Please print and share the following flyers:

Crisis Text Line Flyer 1               Crisis Text Line Flyer 2

Resources for Parents

What is IBHS?

The Office of Mental Health Services (OMHSAS) has created and licensed a
new children’s service, as BHRS is no longer an existing service.

This new service is Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) and offers therapeutic interventions and supports for children, youth or young adults under the age of 21 with mental, emotional or behavioral health needs. The services can be provided in the home, school or other community setting. IBHS includes Individual Services, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services, Group Services, and Evidence-Based Therapy (EBT) provided through these modalities.

Click here to visit our IBHS webpage and learn more.

Important Clarification of PA’s Mental Health Consent Law

(Effective September 2020)

The PA Parent and Family Alliance shares expanded resources for parents
who are seeking inpatient and outpatient treatment for their children.

“Support your child’s behavioral health through the pandemic and beyond.”

(a Beacon Lens publication, authored by Jessica Langenhan, MD, MBA)


April 1, 2021

“Adjusting to the “new normal” during this past year’s pandemic may leave us wondering what exactly is considered unhealthy. Regarding child and adolescent mental health, the line between typical developmental behaviors and those that require professional help can be difficult to discern even in the best of times—which means monitoring for unhealthy behaviors is that much more important during the ongoing public health crisis.

It is understandable if a child or teen is . . . ” continue reading

The coronavirus pandemic has been hard on kids and teens everywhere — especially those who were already dealing with mental health challenges. Telehealth (which uses technology to deliver healthcare remotely) has emerged as a promising treatment option for children’s mental health.

(Information provided by the Child-Mind Institute:
2020 Children’s Mental Health Report | Telehealth in an Increasingly Virtual World)

Considering Telehealth for your child? Learn more . . .

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Staunton Clinic is now taking referrals

Youth Acute Partial Hospitalization Services, available at Glade Run’s Zelienople campus

Help and Support for Parents during COVID-19

(Click here for the “Caregivers” Webpage)

Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
“Family Fact Sheet”

Transitioning from Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) to Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS)

The PA Family Alliance for Children’s Services

. . . mission is to bring together the voices of families of children, youth and young adults with social, behavioral, emotional and learning challenges by working collaboratively with community & systems partners across the state of PA.

Mental Health Consent Law FAQ flyer  

This infographic provides clarity to the question, “Who can consent to a minor receiving mental health treatment?”

(provided by PA Family Alliance for Children’s Services)

Visit the Trainings & Webinars webpage for FREE Trainings!

Families for Depression Awareness

hosts free videos for mental health family caregivers . . .

Families for Depression Awareness is an educational website  “www.familycare.org“.   They help families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder to get people well and prevent suicides. 

“We offer education, training, and support to unite families and help them heal while coping with mood disorders.”

Opioid Facts in Beaver County / Pain Management Tips

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