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In-Home Therapy

In-Home Therapy

In-Home Therapy

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:

  • Comprehensive home-based behavioral health assessment and development of an individualized treatment plan
  • Crisis intervention including de-escalation techniques and behavioral support for families
  • Intensive family therapy including evaluation of the individual and family with focus on finding practical solutions
  • Care coordination with providers and collateral contacts
  • Skills training and coaching for youth and parent/guardian/caregiver
  • Identification of community resources for youth and their families
  • Complete aftercare planning and consultation
  • 24-hour urgent response accessible by phone to youth and family year-round

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.

To make a referral visit www.fullerhospital.com/make-a-referral/ to download a referral form. Referrals can be faxed to 508-838-2303 or emailed to [email protected].

What is In-Home Therapy (IHT)?

This video was created by MassHealth and describes what In-Home Therapy is from the perspective of families, clinicians, and other providers.