Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS)

What is BHIS?

BHIS is a voluntary program offered to help families and children manage mental health challenges, healthy choices, and social issues at home and in the community.  Services are provided in the home on a weekly basis, sometimes more often if needed.  This allows children and families to learn and apply skills in their natural setting.  Areas addressed include communication, conflict resolution, social skills, and emotional coping. 


Is my child eligible for BHIS?​

Clients eligible for BHIS must meet the following criteria:

  • Children between the ages of 3 and 21

  • Medicaid insurance

  • Meet criteria for a mental health diagnosis (Child will be assessed if not currently diagnosed)


Does my child need to be in therapy?

BHIS is a skills-based services that works best when done in conjunction with therapy services but is not a requirement.  The skills your child learns in BHIS will supplement and support the work done in therapy sessions as the BHIS provider and the child’s therapist work closely together to serve the needs of the child and family.  If you’re interested in setting up therapy services as well, we can assist you.


BHIS can help with:

  • Verbal/physical aggression

  • Poor listening/communication skills

  • Difficulty following directions

  • Defiant or oppositional behaviors

  • Poor social skills

  • Impulsive behaviors

  • Mood management (anxiety, depression)


How do I get started?

Contact Sampson Family Therapy Services at 515-901-7916 or email We’d be happy to answer any questions and set up an appointment.

Who is involved with BHIS?

Providers work toward improving the entire family’s overall quality of life, focusing on improving communication, how to manage behaviors and building stronger and healthier relationships.  To do so, providers work not only with the individual child but the entire family to make change last. 

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