INTENSIVE IN-HOME SERVICES
CONTACT PERSON: Kimberly Lowe Bales, Coordinator of Family Based Services
LOCATION: Cumberland Mountain Community Services - Main Office
TELEPHONE: (276) 964-6702
APPLICATION FOR SERVICES: Contact Program Coordinator or Local Satellite Office
POPULATION SERVED: Males and females, 18 years old and younger. All potential clients must be considered to have a serious emotional disturbance by the following definition: a mental health diagnosis and/or poor level of psychological functioning which has become worse; the condition has been present for at least a year; and receives services from more than one agency. The child must be at risk of being moved into an out-of-home placement, or being transitioned to home from an out-of-home placement.
CATCHMENT AREA: Currently serving children from Buchanan, Russell, and Tazewell Counties.
PURPOSE: To help families solve problems within the context of their families rather than through placement outside the home. Services are based on the tenant that the family is the most powerful social institution and that families should be supported and maintained whenever possible. The Intensive In-Home program seeks to develop, support, and empower the family unit by teaching problem solving skills, assisting parents in becoming advocates for themselves, and coordination of available community resources. The program brings services into the home and develops a comprehensive treatment plan to address the familys practical and material difficulties together with their psychological or mental health treatment needs. Intensive In-Home Services are provided from 5 to 15 hours per week for a maximum of six (6) months per year.
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