Intensive In-Home (IIH-Virginia)

What Is the service?

IIH services are designed to promote psychoeducational benefits in the home setting of an individual who is at risk of being moved into an out-of-home placement or who is being transitioned to home from an out-of-home placement due to a documented medical need of the individual. At least one parent/legal guardian or responsible adult with whom the individual is living must be willing to participate in the intensive in-home services with the goal of keeping the individual with the family.

Who is this service for? 

 In-home services (IIH) are for children and adolescents under age 21. Individuals qualifying for this service shall demonstrate a clinical necessity for the service arising from a mental, behavioral or emotional illness which results in significant functional impairments in major life activities.

How does the service work? 

 The purpose of the service is to help families solve problems within the context of their families rather than through placement outside of the home. Services are based on the belief that the family is the most powerful social institution and that families should be supported and maintained whenever possible. Intensive In-Home services seek to develop, support and empower the family unit by teaching problem-solving skills, assisting parents in becoming advocates for themselves, and coordination of available community resources.

Key Benefits/Takeaways

 This rehabilitative service is intended to improve family dynamics, provide modeling, improve interpersonal relations between family members in the home, and provide clinical interventions to help improve functioning.


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