Behavioral Assistance is designed to support youth and their families in meeting
behavioral goals in various community settings. The service is targeted for children
and adolescents who are at risk of out-of-home placement or who have returned home
from residential placement and need flexible wrap-around supports to ensure safety and
support community integration. The service is tied to specific treatment goals
and is developed in coordination with the youtjh and their family.
Behavioral Assistance Providers aid the family in implementing safety plans and
behavioral management plans when youth are at risk for offending behaviors, aggressions,
and oppositional defiance.
Staff provides supports to youth and their families during periods when behaviors have been
typicallly problematic - such as during morning preparation for school, at bedtime, after
school, or other timies when there is evidence of a pattern of an escalation of problem
The service may be provided in shcool classrooms or on school busses for short periods of
time to help a youth's transition froom hospitals or residential settings but is not intended
as a permanent solution to problem behaviors at school.
Behavioral Assistants have flexible schedules in response to individualized consumer and
family needs - services are available during the day, evenings, on weekends, and on holidays.
We work closely with the treatment team, attending clinical and supervision meetings, and
work in a collaborative way with family members.
We currently serve the following Georgia counties:
Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Floyd, Forsyth, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Paulding, Pickens, and Polk