Transformation Decade

This year marks DBHIDS’ 10th year anniversary of our system transformation efforts. We’re calling it the Transformation Decade.

Philadelphia has a long history of innovation in the behavioral health field, and over the last ten years DBHIDS has been at the forefront of the shifting landscape in how people receive effective services.  To celebrate the many accomplishments, the many people and organizations that were (and continue to be) involved and plan for the next ten years, DBHIDS will be hosting a 10-month long celebration.

Children’s Behavioral Health Stakeholders Gathering, Jan 8, 2015

Blue Ribbon Commission on Children: A look back and the path ahead.

On Jan 8th, DBHIDS will convene a stakeholder gathering with representatives from the city’s child serving community, parents and youth, focusing on the transformation of children’s behavioral health services and the overall promotion of social and emotional wellbeing for children. The event will feature a look back at the 2007 Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Children’s Behavioral Health to review the progress made and discuss the path that lies ahead.

For your reference, here are links to the 2007 BRC report and executive summary:

Blue Ribbon Commission Full Report

BRC Report Executive Summary

For more information, please contact Program Manager Valarie Oulds:

Respite: Need a break?


Available from November 1 through June 30

Respite care is short term care that allows parents/guardians of children (ages 6 to 15) with a behavioral health diagnosis to take a break from the daily routine and stress of caregiving

Executive Director Meeting Schedule 2014 – 2015

Below are the scheduled dates for the DBH Executive Directors meeting for 2014-15.


801 Market Street
11th floor, conference room 1154-A
(Please note that the conference room is on the 11th floor as opposed to the 7th floor).


  • October 1, 2014
  •  December 3, 2014
  • February 4, 2015
  • April 1, 2015
  • June 3, 2015


9:30am – 11:00am

Thank you !