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Intensive Home-Based Treatment

Intensive Home-Based Treatment

Some families experience challenges that require more intensive services than traditional once-a-week counseling.  Intensive Home-Based Therapy Services may be appropriate when a child and their family are faced with a combination of the following:

  • One or more psychiatric hospitalizations,
  • Involvement with the Juvenile Courts,
  • Involvement with Franklin County Children Services,
  • Risk of out-of-home placement,
  • A recent or current residential placement with a plan of family reunification and/or
  • Multiple school suspensions/expulsions.

Intensive Home-Based Therapy Services may include mental health/behavioral health counseling, Community Psychiatric Support Treatment (CPST), psychiatric assessment and medication management.  Clinical contact occurs multiple times per week and can be in various locations such as in the home, at school or in the community, as needed.

Important facts about our programs and staff:

  • UMCH Family Services partners with school districts and charter schools throughout Central Ohio.
  • UMCH Family Services partners with Pediatric and Primary Care Physicians throughout Central Ohio.
  • UMCH Family Services provides trauma-informed care.
  • UMCH Family Services clinicians are Certified Trauma Specialists trained to use evidence-based practices including one or more of the following:
    • The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children’sStructured Sensory Intervention for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents (SITCAP)
    • ChildTrauma Academy’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)
    • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
  • 84% of the youth previously at risk of removal remain successfully at home when the Intensive Home-Based Therapy is completed.