Child In-Home therapy services develop a structured, consistent, strength-based therapeutic relationship between the program’s clinicians, the patient and family for the purpose of treating behavioral health needs. This improves the family’s ability to provide effective support for the child and improves the child’s function within the family.
The program uses a multidisciplinary team approach; focusing on family treatment, parenting, and behavior management, along with an awareness of community services and resources. The team works with the family to enhance problem-solving, limit setting, communication, risk management and safety planning to promote a sustainable recovery. The services are provided by a qualified clinician who may work in a team with other professionals.
Program components include:
Children may be referred to the program as a treatment alternative to a higher level of care or as a step down in easing the transition home from foster care, hospitalization or other out-of-home placement.
This is a video created by Masshealth that describes what IHT is from the perspective of families, clinicians, other providers, etc. I met with the insurance company on Friday and they suggested putting this video on our website or using it in marketing to help referral sources and families to understand what the service is. UHS blocks the video b/c it’s on You Tube, but I attached the link so you could see it on your phone. We will also be using it for recruitment and training.