Behavioral Health Services provides individualized care, comprehensive, family-driven services, and solution-focused and trauma–informed treatment, including several flexible treatment strategies for at-risk and high-risk children, youth, and their families across Palm Beach County. These treatment strategies allow the families to receive quality mental health services.
Families First has close relationships and collaborative partnerships throughout Palm Beach County and identifies new partners to achieve its mission of empowering families of all histories and challenges to grow strong in every way. These partnerships include the School District of Palm Beach County, Youth Services of the Community Services Department of the County, Financially Assisted Agencies of the County, Xcel, Healthier Together Neighborhoods, Federation of Families, and the Achievement Centers for Children and Families.
Families First and the BHS Program continue to provide quality trauma–informed, equitable, and culturally sensitive services to youth and families throughout Palm Beach County. The BHS program assists youth and families in reducing symptoms associated with mental illness while reducing the stigma of seeking mental health services.
Most Children Showed Improvements
In 2021, Families First served a total of 331 children and 293 adults.
Services are provided in homes, community, in schools, and through Telehealth.
83% of the students had a reduction in mental health symptoms and maintained school and home stability.
This program is nationally accredited with the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families.