IT TAKES A VILLAGE, ONE YOUTH AT A TIME.
INTENSIVE IN-HOME SERVICES
Intensive In-home Services is an intensive, in-home and individualized mental health service that is a medical necessity for individuals with mental health disorders.
Intensive In-Home Services (IIHS) are time-limited, goal directed interventions focused on children and adolescents who have been diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance. Those diagnosis may include but not limited to; mood and anxiety disorders, behavioral and conduct disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, personality disorders, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention deficit disorder, bipolar, oppositional defiant disorder.
IIHS treatment teams work both one-on-one with the child as well as with their families, to assist them in developing the skills to manage problematic behaviors more effectively.
The treatment goals of IIHS include assisting the child in becoming more functional in the child’s natural settings, such as the home, school, or community environment. Goals of successful treatment include, but are not limited to, the following:
Conflict resolution techniques
Positive social skills
Managing emotions effectively
Development and implementation of a behavior modification plan
Providing structure and setting limits
Time management and organization strategies
Enhancing family relationships and support
Expanding community resources and natural supports
Transferring skills to parents/ caregivers.
CRITERIA FOR IIHS
Intensive In-Home Services is designed for children and adolescents, ages 5 to 21, who are experiencing severe symptoms or distress, or are readjusting to home, school or community following a hospitalization, or placed at risk for out-of-home placement and who generally require more support than traditional outpatient therapy can provide.
The medical need for this level of care is determined through an independent medical assessment required by DMAS and the city or county’s respective managed care organization (MCO) to determine eligibility and need of service, and most importantly the individual’s family.