IBC in the News

CMS Director’s letter complimenting IBC’s Executive Director on the IBC model for BHRS

US Congress honors IBC

PA House honors IBC

PA Senate honors IBC

Commendation from The President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

View our presentation from the Training Institutes in Washington, DC

The Network for Behavior Change and The Children’s Behavioral Health Center became the first two licensed Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) providers in Pennsylvania (January 2020) thanks in large part to the work of IBC staff who provided consultations and support to these two former providers of Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS).

Our Model of IBHS works!   The Institute for Behavior Change (IBC) is pleased to announce the submission of a Program Assessment to the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) documenting the effectiveness of our model of IBHS called Effective Treatment in a Wraparound Cup®   The Program Assessment is available here.

Latest News:  The Institute for Behavior Change is proud to announce that our Founder and Executive Director, Steve Kossor, has been invited to present our program and treatment outcome data at Annual meetings of the National Friends of Families for Children’s Mental Health (2014, 2018) and at the Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) conference (2019) sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (2019) and at the annual meeting of the American Mental Wellness Association (2019).  These presentations included information about “The Quantum Theory of Behavior” developed by Mr. Kossor based on 40 years of successful clinical experience helping children to acquire more mature and successful behavior patterns.  More information is available by writing to info@ibc-pa.org

Staff of The Institute are specialists in the treatment, evaluation and education of children and have provided expert services to schools in Philadelphia and the surrounding region since 1981.  We are available to assist other public and private schools with their student assessment needs.  We specialize in assisting Charter schools in their efforts to support children with special needs.

On August 30, 2020 we stopped providing services to residents of the city of Philadelphia after more than 30 years when Community Behavioral Health (CBH, the Medicaid Managed Care Organization that oversees EPSDT funded service delivery there) started to implement a unique model of the IBHS regulations that is incompatible with our expertise and mission.  CBH required all IBHS providers to deliver “group” services and to provide all necessary IBHS treatment to a minimum of one “cluster” of schools (no less than 1,000 children).  These requirements and others effectively barred the way forward for the Network for Behavior Change, which has participated in the CBH provider network with distinction since 1996.  We wish CBH well in pursuing its unique new IBHS course.  We will continue to provide informational support to all of the families in Pennsylvania and elsewhere that we would have been able to help more directly if we had been invited to do so by their local Managed Care Organization.  Our services remain appreciated by the Magellan organization in Pennsylvania’s Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery Counties.

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