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Babies First Project – Outreach, education, and intervention services for pregnant and postpartum women with substance abuse related concerns.

Baseline Information – Information that is collected before a program begins to provide a basis for planning, implementation, and evaluation.

BCDCS – Bureau of Child Day Care Services

Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS) – Home, school, or community-based treatment services for individuals under 21 years of age who have a serious mental health problem.

Behavior Modification – The application of conditioning techniques (rewards or punishments) to reduce or eliminate problematic behavior, or to teach people new responses.

Beneficiary – A person certified as eligible for health care services.

BFO – Bureau of Financial Operations

BH/MCO – Behavioral Health/Managed Care Organization

BHA – Bureau of Hearing and Appeals

BHCP – Basic Health Care Package

Bipolar Disorder (in children) – Periods of intense elation and excitation alternate with periods of depression and despair, while the mood may be normal in between those periods. Children may rapidly go from being happy and active to being depressed, withdrawn and sluggish, or full of rage and violent.

Blended Case Management (BCM) – A Case Manager will work with an individual with mental health problems to identify and access necessary community services and resources.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder – Somatoform disorder in which children become preoccupied with an imagined defect in appearance, or become excessively concerned with a slight abnormality, such as a wart.

Borderline Personality – A highly unstable personality style characterized by intense personal relationship problems. Individuals with borderline personality often suffer from depression, anxiety, and the fear of being abandoned.