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Community and In-Home Services

Meeting you where you are.

Our community-based services come to you. We can provide individual and family services in the home, office, or school settings and create a customized treatment plan for each youth we serve. We help families handle difficult behaviors and emotions by teaching children the skills needed to manage their mental health.

Skill Building

Our community-based services focus on teaching skills that help youth and their families manage their mental wellness from day to day.
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Community-Based Services

Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS)

Parents want to do anything they can to help their children—but no one can do everything on their own.

Tanager’s Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) provide personalized professional help to children who are struggling with their mental health. We work closely with you to develop a plan for treatment focusing on target skill development areas, which include emotional regulation, problem solving skills, communication skills, family relationships, parent/child connections, and behavior management.

We help more than 400 families each year manage their children’s mental health symptoms and learn new or different ways to handle difficult behaviors and emotions.

Medicaid-eligible children ages 4-20 can receive BHIS services. Children must have a mental health or psychiatric diagnosis, or families must be willing to set up a Mental Health Assessment to determine if their child has a diagnosis. Children living with a relative or in a foster home are also eligible for this program.

For BHIS referrals, please complete our online BHIS Referral Form or contact us at or 319-286-4531.

Pediatric Integrated Health (PIH)

When you feel overwhelmed with a child who needs extra care, get help from the Pediatric Integrated Health (PIH) program at Tanager. This service provides care coordination and case management services to children and families. Our goal is to assist all children facing behavioral and emotional challenges in being successful at home, at school, and in the community.

We help every child achieve their full potential while unlocking valuable resources for parents.

Your Pediatric Integrated Health team will help your child and family:

  • Connect to medical providers (doctor, dentist, etc.).
  • Connect to mental health services, counselors, and other therapies.
  • Manage medications and prescriptions.
  • With school-related needs through collaboration and attending meetings.
  • Find local resources for food, clothing, housing, etc.
  • Find free or low-cost activities.
  • Provide advocacy and 24/7 support.
  • Get education and wellness support.
  • Provide collaboration and connection among all providers.
  • Answer questions and look for new services.

When you feel overwhelmed with a child who needs extra care, get help from the Pediatric Integrated Health (PIH) program at Tanager. This service provides Medicaid-eligible children under the age of 18 with a qualifying mental health or psychiatric diagnosis and their families receive coordinated services from our professional care team. For referrals, please complete our online referral form or contact us as at 319-286-4531.

Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

MST is an evidence-based program that empowers youth (aged 12 – 17) and their families to function responsibly over the long term. MST reduces delinquent and antisocial behavior by addressing the core causes of such conduct – and views the client as a network of systems including family, peers, school, and neighborhood. Therapists have small caseloads and provide services in the home at times convenient to the family. The average length of treatment is between 3 and 5 months, and therapists and provider agencies are held accountable for achieving change and positive outcomes.

Expressive Arts in the Community

Expressive arts is incorporated into daycare and community based settings through partnerships and collaborations with several community organizations, in order to connect children with expressive arts activities and interventions.

Now is the best time to start treatment.

If your child or teen is struggling with a mental, behavioral or emotional health issue, don’t wait to get help. Early intervention gives your child the best chance to reduce or eliminate the effects of these challenges.

We’re here to help.

If you (or someone with you) are experiencing a medical emergency, or are in danger, call 911 immediately.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or feeling suicidal, call or text 988 immediately.

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