Community Based Services

Intensive In-Home Services

Intensive In-Home (IIH) is a home-based mental health service that is recommended for children who are between the ages of 4 -18 and who are having difficulty functioning in the home, school, and in the community due to mental illness, behavioral issues, and/or emotional instability. IIH services are designed to strengthen the child and family through providing individual and family sessions, crisis management, care coordination and skills training. At the onset of services, the IIH worker will engage the client and their family in developing goals to address the client’s behaviors, which may include but are certainly not limited to:

 

  • Reducing and eliminating suicidal ideation

  • Increasing healthy communication skills

  • Managing mental health symptoms

  • Improving social skills

  • Reducing delinquent behaviors

  • And reducing violent outbursts or tantrums

 

The central goal of IIH is to prevent out-of-home placement or provide transition services from out-of-home placement back into the home. IIH services are also designed to provide assistance to parents with learning effective discipline techniques and parenting skills to parents who need assistance in this area. The Intensive In-Home Service staff are available to families for crisis response 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Contact us to learn more about IIH eligibility or for service availability. 

Mental Health Skill Building Services

Mental Health skill building services are community-based services provided to individuals 18 and older whose symptoms of mental illness negatively impacts their normal day to day functioning in key area’s including safety, activities of daily living, health/nutrition, social skills, self-care, employment, parenting, and medication adherence. The service is designed to increase independent living skills, increase tools to manage mental health symptoms appropriately, provide access to community resources, and assist with medication management.

 

The Medicaid Criteria for prospective clients is as follows:

 

  • Have a qualifying mental health diagnosis (psychotic disorder, major depressive disorder - recurrent, or bipolar disorder I or II)

  • Has a history of prior treatment for a qualifying mental health diagnosis (psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment, residential crisis stabilization, PACT or ICT services, RTC-level C placement, or TDO evaluation due to mental health decompensation).

  • Has (or has had) a prescription for an anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing, or anti-depressant medication within twelve month of the assessment date, unless a physician documents that such medication is medically contraindicated.

 

The goal of this service is to assist adults with being able to achieve and maintain stability in the community. At the onset of services the MHSB worker will assist the client with creating goals to address their area of need that will facilitate increased ability to manage their mental health symptoms and achieve stability. These goals can include but are not limited to:

 

  • Managing psychiatric symptoms including medication compliance

  • Securing or maintaining housing

  • Securing or maintaining employment

  • Accessing resources in the community

  • Developing appropriate social skills

  • Household Management

  • Managing personal finances

  • Improving communication skills

  • Improving Parenting skills

  • Planning and prepare nutritious meals

  • Maintaining personal hygiene

  • Achieving and maintaining sobriety

  • Reducing recidivism

Contact us to learn more about MHSB eligibility or for service availability. 

 

Family Focus, Inc.  

2727 Enterprise Parkway; Suite 202 

Henrico, VA 23294

804.261.2090  | info@familyfocusinc.com