Children and Family Support Services
Behavioral Therapy Services (BTS)
Applied Behavioral Analysis derived behavior change services designed by a Licensed Behavior Analyst for children/youth younger than 21, that are delivered in the home. Behavioral Therapy Services are designed to enhance communication skills, decrease maladaptive behavior patterns and train the family to effectively manage the child/youth’s behavior in their natural settings.
Intensive In-Home Services (IIH)
Intensive, time-limited interventions for children/adolescents under the age of 21, provided typically, but not solely in the residence of a child who is at risk of out-of-home placement or who is being transitioned to home from an out-of-home placement. These services are designed to improve family dynamics and the clinically necessary interventions to increase functional and interpersonal relations between family members in the home. IIH services provide assessment; individual and family counseling; crisis treatment, psycho-educational skills instructions, including problem-solving, interpersonal interaction, anger management, and communication skills; service coordination with other providers; and 24-hour emergency response. At least one adult with whom the child/adolescent is living must be willing to participate in services. (This is a Medicaid funded service)
Early Intervention Services
Early Intervention services are designed for children/adolescents with emotional, social or behavioral needs that interfere with their relationships with others. Although the child/adolescent may not have a psychiatric condition, he or she may be at risk of an out-of-home placement. The service is individualized to specific goals developed in conjunction with the client, parent/guardian, and referral source, and can include a range of therapeutic interventions that can be provided in both the home and/or community.
Therapeutic Day Treatment Services for Children and Adolescents (TDT)
A school-based, therapeutic service offered to children and adolescents who have behavioral or emotional difficulties or are at risk for out-of-home or school placement. These services include a combination of individual and group therapeutic interventions and activities, including evaluation, psychiatric medication education and monitoring, opportunities to learn and use daily skills, and enhancing social and interpersonal skills such as problem solving, anger management, community responsibility, increased impulse control, and appropriate peer relations. TDT services may be provided during the school day or during the summer (where available) in programs of two or more hours per day. (This is a Medicaid funded service)
Independent Living Skills -Adolescents
Independent Living Skills services provides training, support, and connection with additional resources for older youth who may be transitioning to an independent living situation or may be having difficulty with the transition to adulthood. Services include support and training in the areas of education, employment, housing, daily living skills and community life.
Re-Entry Life Skills Coaching
The Re-Entry Life Skills Coaching program is designed to help teens transition into their community upon release from incarceration. This program utilizes an evidence-based, 12-session curriculum, each session lasting between 1½ to 2 hours. The program teaches life skills, self-awareness, anger avoidance, employment skills, and community service activities to help increase the teen’s responsibility for his/her actions by overcoming self-defeating thoughts and behaviors.
Adolescent Services for Support, Independence, Skill-building & Training (ASSIST)
ASSIST is a service for youth/adolescents needing support and training aimed at reducing continued court involvement and promoting personal accountability and independence. Qualified Specialists develop positive relationship with at-risk youth/adolescents to help guide them to make better life choices, teach appropriate social and interpersonal skills, and appropriate functioning in the community.
Mentoring provides individualized attention for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Through activities that center on the needs and interests of the child, mentors teach social skills, problem-solving, and assertiveness. They role model healthy and positive interactions with others that can build confidence and esteem. The service activities are provided in the community with the goal of developing skills and connections that can continue to provide support after discharge.
Parent Mentoring Services
Skill-based service for families who have a child (birth to 18) at risk of or is transitioning from an out-of-home placement, have emotional or behavioral difficulties, or for parents who may be challenged by their own mental health issues and need assistance learning to manage their child’s behavior. Services are provided in the family’s home, at a more intensive level than a parenting class, with the primary purpose of improving family functioning. Qualified Specialists provide parents with education and skills to improve family functioning by increasing positive familial communication, understanding the child’s behavior and improving management techniques, and enhancing their child’s self-esteem.
Supervised Visitation is a service that monitors the interactions of children and their birth parents during planned visitations, ensuring a safe and healthy environment in which children can interact with their birth family. If needed, a qualified Specialist may use therapeutic interventions to enhance the visitation, and teach and model healthy parent/child interactions and appropriate boundaries, and work to improve the overall relationship between the child and birth family.