Community School Based Behavioral Health (CSBBH)

Community School Based Behavioral Health (CSBBH)

CSBBH Team services are voluntary mental health services for children and teenagers with a severe emotional and/or behavioral problem that interferes with their learning. School-based services differ from other types of behavioral health services because they are usually provided in school. After school and weekends, CSBBH Team services can be provided as needed in your home or in the community.

The CSBBH Team’s goal is to teach your child new ways to better manage feelings and behaviors so that he or she can learn and get along better with others. The Service may include individual, group, or family therapy sessions, as well as behavior management planning, crisis intervention, and referrals. Services build on the strengths of your child and family.

CSSBH Team services are different from regular Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS). The team provides services as needed and during specific times when your child has the most difficulty. The team works with your child one-on-one, with another child, in a group, or with your family.

CSSBH Team services are usually approved for up to six months for a school semester. A child needs to be eligible for Medical Assistance to qualify for CSBBH team services and the school must be in a participating district.

Services include:

  • Mental health assessments
  • Case management
  • School consultation
  • Crisis support
  • Trauma exposure screening
  • Substance abuse screening
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family psycho-educational groups
  • Parenting psycho-educational groups
  • Family therapy

Our Treatment Team: Individualized treatment plans are developed for each client by an interdisciplinary treatment team that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Mental Health Professional (MHP)
  • Behavioral Health Worker (BHW)
  • Licensed psychologist or psychiatrist (provides consultation)

Treatment Locations:

  • Pittston Area (Intermediate, Middle and Primary Schools): (570) 655-2927
  • Solomon Plains Educational Complex (570) 826-7222 x3460
  • Wilkes-Barre Area:
    • Heights: (570) 824-5127
    • Kistler: (570) 820-3734
    • Dodson: (570) 266-0784
    • Flood: (570) 706-0523
  • Wyoming Valley West (State Street): (570) 938-0806
  • Mount Carmel School District: (570) 933-2736
  • Shikellamy Middle School

Hours of Operation: Day and evening hours are available. Please call for an appointment.

Direct Contact

Carolanne Jones-Leco, Senior Director Clinical Services
Phone: (570) 825-6425 x345



Parent Child Interaction Therapy

Parent Child Interaction Therapy is an evidence-based treatment that has demonstrated clinical improvements in the behavior of pre-school-aged children. See the following video to learn more about PCIT and the Children’s Service Center. For inquiries or to make an appointment for your child call 570-825-6425.