Intensive services help children birth to 18 years of age experiencing severe emotional and/or behavioral problems to avoid hospitalization, placement out of their homes or schools, or serious problems in their social and family relationships. Treatment includes a broad array of services to:
- Reduce acute symptoms
- Teach effective coping skills
- Help family members or caretakers find solutions for their child’s behavioral or emotional problems
Intensive services are provided by teams of child and family specialists, including therapists, family support specialists and family service coordinators. The team develops individualized treatment plans with families to guide them in making positive, healthy changes for the whole family. Services are provided in the family’s home, in the child’s school, at The Providence Center and in other settings within the family’s community so that children will have the opportunity to put their new skills to work where they live, learn and play.
- Crisis/emergency assessment and intervention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Family support and care coordination
- Family assessment
- Behavior management and parenting strategies
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Service coordination with other providers in the community
- Assistance navigating service and treatment options
Children referred for intensive will receive a clinical assessment to determine eligibility. Eligibility criteria include behavioral and emotional symptoms that significantly interfere with the child’s functioning at home, in school and/or in the community. Length and amount of intensive services received is determined by insurance.