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Intensive In-home Services

Family and Adolescent Services strives to increase resilience and stability by improving the child/adolescent’s social and life skills and family relationships.
Our focus is to prevent placement of children outside the home and to ensure the safety and well being of children in their homes. Our belief is that early intervention programs place children in developmentally enriching settings, train parents in responsiveness and effectiveness, and provide continuous positive redirection and focused building of skills. Children receiving early intervention are more likely to complete high school, maintain jobs, live independently, and avoid teen pregnancy and criminality.

Intensive In-Home Services Include:

  • Comprehensive assessments that are behavioral,
    functional, strengths-based, and accurately assess
    all areas of the child/family needs including home,
    school and community
  • Parenting skills
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Brain researched-based activities
  • Kindergarten readiness
  • Evidence-based treatment models and interventions
  • Anger management
  • Stress management
  • Communication skills
  • Self-esteem building

Who is Eligible?

  • Children and adolescents, ages 4-21
  • The child or adolescent is at risk of out of home placement due to neglect, emotional difficulties, abuse, defiant behavior, criminal behavior, or truancy.
  • The child or adolescent is a runaway from foster care, a correctional, residential, or group home placement.
  • The child or adolescent is in need of counseling and services to successfully transition back into the home.
  • The child/adolescent and family are willing and able to participate in services.
  • All children and adolescents must be Medicaid eligible.

How it Works:
Parents wanting services for their child will have to complete an assessment with the Community Service Board and after approval will meet with Family and Adolescent Services’ Clinician to complete an assessment.
Once eligible, the child will be provided services for five to ten hours per week, depending on need.  The child may receive up to six months of services per year.  The assigned counselor will visit with the client (child) in the home.
The counselor will work with the parent(s) and child to develop the goals for successful treatment.  The counselor will work closely with other professional services (e.g., doctors, school administrators, teachers, probation officers, social services staff) to ensure all of the clients’ needs are addressed.  Intensive in-home services will conclude with a discharge plan created with the parent and child to ensure continued success within the family, school, and community.

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Mission

Family and Adolescent Services believes in providing treatment services for individuals that will enhance the overall cognitive, social, emotional, and behavioral development from early childhood through adolescent and adulthood.  We provide therapeutic activities, counseling, and group sessions.

Goal

It is Family and Adolescent Services’ goal to support social competence and improve daily functioning for children, adolescents, and adults.

Philosophy

Our belief is that individuals experiencing challenges (e.g., social, emotional, behavioral, or economic) difficulties are confronted with challenging variables that affect positive development and growth.  Family and Adolescent Services strives to provide best practice intervention strategies that will motivate change in the individual’s functioning and deter behavioral challenges.  We provide intervention strategies that build collaborative and supportive relationships with the family, home, school, and community.