Intensive In-Home Services
Intensive In-home Services are intensive, short-term, skills-based interventions, provided for children under the age of 18, who are at risk of being removed out of the home as the result of mental , behavioral or emotional illness. Services are also provided to facilitate the transition to home from an out-of-home placement such as a psychiatric or residential facility, and/or learning center, when services more intensive than outpatient clinic care are required for the transition to be successful.
Intensive In-Home Services is based upon the belief that families can, through intervention, learn to nurture their children, improve their functioning, and gain support within their community to enable the family to remain safely together.
The services are typically, but not solely, provided in the child’s residence and include, but are not limited to the following:
Crisis intervention and 24 hour emergency response
Family Counseling (Family services may also be provided without the child present when necessary)
Communication skills counseling (to assist the child and parents in practicing appropriate problem solving, anger management, and interpersonal interaction, etc.)
Case Management and coordination with other required services