Behavior management services are provided to children and adolescents who need behavioral management intervention to avoid inpatient hospitalization, residential treatment, and separation from their families or who require continued intensive treatment following hospitalization or as a transition to avoid a return to a more restrictive environment. Behavioral management services for children and adolescents are designed to help develop or maintain prosocial behaviors. The interventions for children and adolescents address problem behaviors, including noncompliance at home or school, disruptive behavior, aggressive behavior rule-breaking, and delinquent behaviors.

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BMS includes the development of a behavior management plan, implementation of the behavior management plan, assisting caregivers to implement the plan, and ongoing monitoring of the behavior management plan. BMS is provided as part of a comprehensive approach to treatment and are not provided as stand-alone services.