Intensive In-Home: Keeping Kids at Home
One in five youth have, or will experience, some form of mental illness. At Alexander Youth Network, we’re focused on helping children with mental health concerns, as well as their families. Our Intensive In-Home (IIH) program is designed to assist children and families in identifying the cause of troublesome behaviors. This program creates a team between children, families and counselors to provide hands-on support for mental and behavioral changes.
This program model is designed to provide children with concentrated tools to manage their behaviors while maintaining their family and community dynamic. IIH utilizes Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) – an intervention that focuses on redirecting negative behavior through positive and empowering self-reflection. The goal of IIH is for the child to work through activities and therapy with their therapeutic team to support productive engagement with family, peers, and the community.
IIH helps children, families, and fosters a collaborative team.
How IIH Helps Children:
- Through the IIH program children and adolescents aged 5-20 are able to identify triggers and cues leading to problem behavior.
- They employ activities and interventions to redirect negative feelings to productive thoughts and more desirable behaviors.
- Youth learn to better communicate with peers and family and learn how to build healthy relationships.
How IIH Helps Families:
- Family members are involved in the treatment process and partake in therapeutic treatment activities through family therapy sessions.
- Parents and guardians are offered support and training in effective strategies to manage a child with behavioral issues.
- Family members are able to identify negative relationships in a child’s life and focus on promoting positive ones.
IIH Fosters a Collaborative Team
- IIH functions as a collaborative team as parents and the child work with two coordinators and a licensed therapist to identify negative influences in thoughts and behavior as well as to manage the person-centered plan and treatment.
- Staff, family, and the child continually meet to track progress and make a plan for treatment to address underlying issues and promote improvement in behavior.
- This team meets in school or community sessions 2-4 times a week for 3 to 5 months. Sessions include weekly individual therapy, weekly family therapy, skill-building, direct interventions, and community outreach.
Promoting a Team At Alexander.
At Alexander we understand that family and community support dynamics are vital to successful treatment. We are dedicated to providing children and parents with skills needed for promoting a healthy living environment and sustaining positive behavior post-treatment. Our comprehensive model of care pairs children and families with the appropriate professionals and resources to be successful in treatment.
Children and families have access to our many programs and services to meet the needs to each child’s behavioral or mental health diagnoses. Weekly and monthly meeting with each child’s treatment team track progress and ensure that children are making strides towards recovery. Through our comprehensive model of care our clinical care teams are able to provide families with referrals to other services through Alexander to support healing.
Learn more about Alexander Youth Network’s Intensive In-Home program.
To learn more about our Intensive In-Home program and other services at Alexander, please download a referral form or call a member of our Access Team at 855.362.8470.
Intensive In-Home is Available in These Counties: