Intensive in-home services (IIH) for youth under 21 are time-limited interventions provided in the child or teen's residence or in the community if necessary.
All IIH services are designed to specifically improve family dynamics, provide modeling, and interpersonal relations between family members in the home. IIH services promote psychoeducational benefits in the home setting of a child or teenage who is at risk of being moved into an out-of-home placement or who is being transitioned to home from an out-of-home placement due to a documented clinical need of the individual.
At least one parent/legal guardian or responsible adult with whom the individual is living must be willing to participate in the intensive in-home services with the goal of keeping the individual with the family.
Intensive In-Home Services includes but not limited to:
- Individual and family counseling
- Training to increase appropriate communication skills
- Parenting skills and psychoeducation regarding the child's diagnosis
- Problem solving
- Anger management
- Limited school involvement when necessary
- Facilitate the transition to home from an out-of-home placement
- Coordination of services if multiple providers are involved