Intensive in-home services consist of family-focused, strength-based family therapy in the home and community for children/adolescents with serious emotional disturbances, several behavioral disorders, or substance abuse problems and their families. A therapist works closely with all involved systems (social services, schools, court services, health care providers, etc.) to provide the appropriate assistance.
Intensive in-home services are for those who:
- Are at risk of out-of-home or out-of-community placement; or
- Are transitioning back to the home (biological or foster) from an out-of-home placement; or
- Meet the criteria for serious emotional disturbance
- Require more intensive therapy than outpatient therapy can provide
- Administer weekly individual and family therapy with 24/7 crisis intervention provided as needed (5 to 10 hours)
- Conduct comprehensive child and adolescent psychological and family/social history evaluation of treatment needs (5 to 10 hours)
Referrals & Funding
Referrals may come from the following individuals:
- County Family Assessment and Planning (FAP) Team
- Court Services
- Current Outpatient Therapist
- School System
- Social Services
Medicaid, Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) funding or special grants cover intensive in-home services.