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Intensive In-Home (IIH) service is a team approach designed to address the identified needs of children and adolescents who are either transitioning from out-of-home placements or are at risk of out-of-home placement and need intensive interventions to remain stable in the community. This medically necessary service directly addresses the recipient’s mental health and/or substance-related diagnostic and clinical needs. The needs are evidenced by the presence of a diagnosable mental, behavioral, or emotional disturbance (as defined by DSM-IV-TR and its successors), with documentation of symptoms and effects reflected in the Person Centered Plan. This team service includes a variety of interventions (available 24) hours a day, (7) days per a week, 365 days a year, and is delivered by the IIH staff who maintain contact and intervene as (1) organizational unit.

IIH services include but are not limited to the following:
• Crisis management
• Intensive case management
• Therapeutic interventions for the individual, the family, or both
• Substance abuse interventions
• Other rehabilitative supports to prevent the need for an out-of-home placement or more restrictive services

These services are delivered to children and adolescents, primarily in their living environments, with a family focus, to
• Defuse the current crisis, evaluate its nature, and intervene to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence
• Ensure linkage to needed community services and resources
• Provide parenting skills training that builds effective communication and positive behavioral intervention strategies with the youth to help meet the Person Centered Plan goals
• Provide ongoing evaluation of the presenting psychiatric or addiction symptoms
• Identify strengths that will aid in stabilizing the family unit, as well as identify barriers that may impede the development of skills necessary for functioning in the family and community
• Provide psychoeducation to the youth, family, and caregivers for the

    o identification and self-management of symptoms
    o development of self-help skills
    o development of practical daily living tasks required for basic functioning in the home and community
    o identification and self-management of triggers, cues, and early warning signs
• Work with the youth and his or her caregivers to implement home-based behavioral supports
• Provide ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions, as evidenced by progress toward


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