First Home Care’s Intensive In-Home Services provide person-centered and family focused comprehensive, coordinated support to assist individuals who need treatment in the least restrictive setting. The goal is to reduce the use of psychiatric hospitalization and residential placement by offering the support needed to keep families intact.
The target population is individuals 5–21 years old who live at home with natural parents, a relative, a legal guardian or the family residence of the individual’s permanent or temporary foster care or pre-adoption placement. In addition, the individual must demonstrate a clinical necessity arising from a serious condition due to mental, behavioral or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairment in major life activities.
Goals of Intensive In-Home services:
First Home Care’s Intensive In-Home program utilizes a best practice model of Family Centered Treatment. The specialist and the family use enactments (experiential practice experiences) to alter ineffective behavioral patterns among family members. This process includes techniques to modify the crisis cycle to more effective and adaptive patterns of family functioning. If emotional blocks, due to past or present trauma, prohibit compliance with practicing new behaviors, the specialist engages the family or specific members into trauma treatment via emotion change techniques rather than behavioral approaches.
5516 Falmouth St., Suite 202
Richmond, VA 23230