Behavioral Health

Pyxis provides a wide array of behavioral health services to adults and youth using strength-based models focused on the individual’s interests, goals, and desires.  The goal of services is to provide opportunities to develop a customized path to wellness and recovery, community integration, and long term life goals.

One of the core values of Pyxis’ services is in maintaining a family focused model and engaging the family, when appropriate, in the recovery goals for the individual.  Additionally, Pyxis’ services focus on preserving and promoting links to the participant’s family, school, and community.  Services are community-based, as well as site-based, and are supported by a variety of funding streams, including Medicaid.

For more information, please contact our Corporate office at 316.682.8092.

Behavioral Health

Pro-Social Skills Acquisition Group


The Pro-Social Skills Acquisition Groups offer services in a small group setting that are designed to assist participants in acquiring and practicing socially valued behaviors, functional independent living skills, employment skills, and inter-personal skills in a peer-to-peer context.  Pro-Social Skills Acquisition Group services are structured, organized, and curriculum-based services which assist the participant in learning to interact appropriately within multiple environments through the use of strategies that reinforce positive behaviors, teach socially appropriate replacement behaviors, develop coping and anger management skills, and build self-esteem and a positive self image.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Psychosocial Rehabilitation treatment is a service designed to provide the youth in ages ranging from 5 to 18 with the opportunity to develop into an independent adult who functions successfully in the community. These services are provided with a focus on reducing functional impairments related to the youth’s mental health diagnosis. We utilize activities to assist the youth in achieving their treatment plan goals in areas such as improvement of socialization, anger management and improving peer relationships. In the community, group and individual participants are presented with many opportunities for fun and effective learning.  Their journey of personal growth and development often includes an array of adventures in shopping, eating out, visiting the zoo, area museums and parks, bowling and attending various sporting and performance arts events. 

Individual Psychosocial Rehabilitation empowers youth with skill development activities in schools and in a large variety of community settings.  The participant is provided with highly individualized, one on one care designed specifically to help them achieve successful outcomes in their treatment plan.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Groups provide youth fun and educational learning experiences which are tailored appropriately for specific ages, individualized service needs and location.  Youth have opportunities to receive incentives and rewards for personal behavior success and goal achievement.

Behavioral Aide

Behavioral Aide services are direct support services that focus on the reduction or elimination of maladaptive behaviors in the home, school, and community, thereby reducing stress within the family and/or reducing delinquent or criminal behaviors that may result in placement in a more restrictive setting.  These services address the participant’s ability to interact appropriately within multiple environments using strategies that reinforce positive behaviors, teach socially appropriate replacement behaviors, and develop coping and anger management skills.  

After School Group Supports


After School Group Supports provide a structured program that bridges the gap between regularly scheduled school and home by engaging the participant in organized group activities that promote the development of appropriate socialization, recreation, communication, problem solving and/or life skills in a safe and supervised environment.  After School Group Supports are provided to children whose after school care needs cannot be met through traditional community after school programs due to the behavioral or emotional needs of the participant.

Day Camp


Day camp is a time-limited day enrichment program that operates during scheduled school breaks.  Day Camp incorporates a wide range of structured group recreation and leisure activities designed to assist participants in developing positive self-expression and self-esteem.   Services include opportunities for social interaction, teamwork, creativity, skills acquisition, exercise, and play in a safe and supervised environment. 
Life Skills Training



Life Skills Training is a direct support service that focuses on the attainment of specific life skills and the development of community support systems and resources to enable the participant to function independently and successfully in the community.  Life Skills Training may include budgeting and money management, support for employment and vocational training efforts, support for GED completion, household management, personal hygiene, safety skills, and nutrition.


Tutoring is an educational training, support, and remedial assistance service offered during non-school hours.  The purpose is to help bring the participant up to their academic grade level, using staff who are knowledgeable in the subject areas of need.  Tutoring must be based on an assessed academic need and does not include the instruction of non-academic skills.



Mentoring is a service designed to provide a positive adult role model in the development of appropriate behavior, social interaction, and life skills.  Trained adult mentors meet on a regular basis, one-to-one, with the youth to build a positive relationship, while participating in community-based activities of interest to the young person.  Adult mentors function as a friend, advocate, and life coach.
Parent Support / Parent Coaching

Parent Support/Parent Coaching are services provided to the parent or guardian to assist in the acquisition and development of effective parenting skills and techniques for management of a child’s behavior or symptoms.   Parents are also supported in accessing needed services, navigating through the service delivery system, and linkage with community resources and supports.
Family Mentoring

Family Mentoring is a community-based service in which a positive adult role model engages a participant and family members in activities that focus on facilitating successful relationships between the participant and family members, to improve the participant’s ability to function successfully in the home.
Attendant Care


Attendant Care is a one on one service primarily focused on delivering the medically necessary maintenance and support to the child.  We strive to give the SED youth the encouragement and hope needed to successfully manage challenges and stress in their lives. This focused treatment may include improvement of socialization, anger management and improvement of peer relationships among other issues. We work with individual children and youth assisting them to reach their treatment goals.  When opportunities arise we help youth develop social skills, daily living skills, leisure time training and independent living skills.


Respite Care

Respite Care is a community-based service that is designed to provide a temporary, planned rest from the responsibility of care giving, and a day of structured activities for children.   Respite Care incorporates a wide range of structured group recreation and leisure activities, including opportunities for social interaction, teamwork, creativity, skills acquisition, exercise, and play in a safe and supervised environment.  

Intensive In-Home

Intensive In-Home Services is a family preservation model that is designed to stabilize the home and prevent out-of-home placements for children. This service is delivered primarily to children in their family’s home with a family focus on:

  • Diffusing the current crisis, determining its cause and reducing recurrences
  • Linking families to needed supports and resources
  • Providing self-help and living skills training for youth
  • Providing parenting skills training to help the family build skills for coping with their youth
  • Monitoring and managing the symptoms
  • Working with parents/guardians in applying strategies and techniques learned

Crisis Intervention and Supports


Crisis Intervention and Support services are non-clinical activities, interventions, and supports provided to the participant in an emergent situation.  This includes coordination of emergency services, preventative measures, and problem solving before, during, or after the crisis event to assist the participant and their family in averting a crises or responding to the crisis in an effective manner.