Fred Finch TBS behavior “coaches” work intensively with a participant in their home or in the community. The program requests authorization to provide services up to 20 hours a week. The needs of each participant guide the length and intensity of the program services they receive. The TBS coach designs, structures, models, and supports one-to-one interventions to modify target behaviors of concern or teach appropriate alternative behaviors, so that children and their family members or caregivers can live independently.


To sustain participants’ improvements after TBS concludes, staff develops transition plans to help each child and their caregivers.


Therapeutic Behavioral Service (TBS) is available to children and youth under age 21 who have serious emotional challenges and who are eligible for a full array of Medi-Cal benefits without restrictions or limitations (full scope Medi-Cal). TBS serves participants living in and around Alameda and San Mateo Counties. As of fall 2015, TBS services are also available to youth under age 21 who have intellectual disabilities in Santa Clara County.


Alameda County Referrals

For more information about TBS in Alameda County, please contact Intake Coordinator Ty Lambert at 510-482-2244, ext. 5270.

San Mateo County Referrals

For more information about TBS in San Mateo County please contact Program Director Misha Sky at 650 235-5360.

Santa Clara County Referrals

For more information about TBS for youth with intellectual disabilities  in Santa Clara County please contact Heather Carabajal at 510-418-7188


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