What are Intensive in Home Services?
This program is more rigorous than normal outpatient services because it is designed to help to reduce out-of-home placement of children and teens.
How does the program work?
Services are provided for about five hours per week and limited to 26 weeks per year. One parent or guardian must be willing to take part in the services.
Who may benefit from these services?
The child or teen must meet at least two of the following:
- Have difficulty in establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to the point that he/she is at risk of hospitalization or out-of-home placement because of conflicts with the family or community.
- Exhibit behavior such that repeated interventions by mental health, social services, or judicial systems are necessary.
- Exhibit difficulty in cognitive ability such that he/she is unable to recognize personal danger or recognize inappropriate behavior.
What services are provided through Intensive in Home Services?
Services provided include:
- Crisis intervention
- Short-term counseling
- Communication skills training
- Individual counseling
- Family counseling
- Services coordination