May Institute

In-Home Behavioral Services (IHBS)

This community-based program provides support to families with children who engage in challenging behaviors that interfere with everyday life. In order for families to qualify for services, their youth must be under the age of 21 and enrolled in MassHealth Standard and Common Health.

The program serves Boston Metro, North Shore, South Shore, and Fall River communities.

Program Overview

Through May Institute’s In-Home Behavioral Services program, families are provided with individualized interventions designed to manage their youth’s behavior. They also receive coaching and support on how to implement these interventions.

In-Home Behavioral Services include:

  • ƒƒ A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) for the youth
  • ƒƒ An individualized Behavior Support Plan (BSP)
  • ƒƒ Coaching and support for the youth’s family to implement the BSP
  • ƒƒ Monitoring of the BSP to determine its effectiveness
  • ƒƒ Coordination with other providers
  • Services are based on applied behavior analysis (ABA) and provided by May Institute therapists skilled in understanding and treating challenging behaviors

Program Structure

The goal of In-Home Behavioral Services is to train parents, caregivers, and family members to implement strategies that will help them prevent and manage their youth’s problem behaviors at home and in the community.