What are Intensive In-Home Services (IIH)?
IIH is a service where YFT comes to your home to help you and your family address any and all behavioral and emotional issues that are creating a divisive, contentious, hostile family environment. Such issues require a mixture of intensive home-based mental health service supports including:
- Individual and family counseling
- Crisis intervention
- Behavior management
- Parental coaching
- Setting boundaries
- Case management provided to qualifying children, adolescents and families (see section below).
IIH Services begin with a comprehensive evaluation to include collaboration with individual and or family/guardian in the development of an Individual Service Plan (ISP) written by a Qualified Mental Heath Professional who is supervised by a Licensed Mental Health Professional, who assists in addressing each child or adolescent's individual and family needs. In addition, IIH treatment planning includes collaboration with other involved collateral agencies and providers.
What is the purpose of Home-Based Services?
The purpose of IIH home-based services is to provide comprehensive services to at-risk children, adolescents and families in order to stabilize the family and maintain the home environment, establish and work on treatment goals and facilitate the use of community resources by the family. YFT home-based counselors work collaboratively with community professionals to prevent placement outside their home.
Home-Based Services Include:
- Mental Health and Substance Abuse Evaluation
- Individual and Family Counseling.
- Therapeutic Mentoring
- School Issues – for example, bullying and social anxiety
- Parenting Skills
- Behavior Management
- Life Skills (communication, money management, time management, anger management and social skills)
- 24-Hour on call Crisis Response and Stabilization
- Personal Care Training (nutrition, diet, grooming)
- Conflict Resolution
- Discharge Planning
- Anger Management
Who qualifies for IIH?
- Children and adolescents who have Medicaid insurance.
- Children and adolescents between the ages of 4 and up to 21 years old with a qualify active school IEP.
- Children and adolescents demonstrating a clinical necessity arising from a condition due to mental, substance abuse, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities and placing them at risk for removal from their home.
What population does IIH serve?
IIH targets children and adolescents who meet the above criteria and, without timely intervention, are at-risk for removal from the home due to behavioral, mental health or substance abuse problems. Additionally, children and adolescents who are transitioning home from an out-of-home placement such as foster care, detention, or residential programs may be appropriate for services.
How are Services Accessed?
To schedule an appointment or to find out more information as to how services can be accessed please contact YFT's Behavioral Health Services office at (703) 659-9900.
Who can refer clients to YFT for services?
Youth For Tomorrow accept referrals from CSA, CST /FAPT /FAST, CAT, CASA workers, Social Services, Juvenile Probation, public or private school's and CSB staffs, as well as attorneys, guardian ad-litems, parents, legal guardians or other community professionals.
- Local Comprehensive Services Administration (CSA)
- Juvenile Courts ( VJCCCA, Family Reunification)
- Adoption Subsidies