|When a home environment
becomes unstable, Intensive In-Home (IIH) Services provides a
family-based approach to crisis resolution. The service is designed to
defuse the current crisis, evaluate its nature, stabilize the home, and
prevent out-home-placement. IIH helps preserve the family and reduce
the likelihood of a recurrence.
Using a team approach, IIH is designed to address identified needs of
children ages 5 to 18 that have severe behavioral and/or emotional
problems. Teams are led by licensed clinicians and supported by highly
trained mental health professionals. Families begin working with their
IIH team to identify problem areas and goals in order to implement
Families have access to interventions via crisis response 24 hours a
day and 7 days per week by their IIH team.
|To begin the screening
process, children need to be between the ages of 5-18 years old and
have an Axis I diagnosis based on the DSM -IV -TR. Families are
appropriate for IIH when:
• Treatment in a less restrictive service was attempted but not
• Youth and/or Family have insufficient resources or skills necessary
to cope with an immediate crisis
• Youth and/or Family issues unmanageable in school based or behavioral
• Youth is at risk of (or currently in) an out of home placement and
reunification is imminent
• Youth is eligible for Medicaid or NC HealthChoice.
|The services are
primarily delivered to families in their home and community settings:
• Crisis-resolution – we assist the entire family in crisis resolution
through individualized services developed in partnership with the
• Establishing Home Stability – we strive to keep the family intact
providing home-based behavioral support.
• Coping and Social Skills – we provide self-help and living skills to
the child while providing parenting skills to help family members cope
• Providing Support – we monitor effectiveness of interventions and
progress while ensuring connections to needed community resources for
food, utilities, housing, clothing and other
Family goals typically include: helping youth understand responsibility
and consequences for behavior while parents learn how to best manage
the youth at home, at school and in the community.