Intensive In-Home Behavioral Health Services (IIHBHS)
Our team works with insurance case managers and families to identify appropriate In-Home Behavioral Services offered by Casa Pacifica
Tier 1 services are available for eligible children who are in jeopardy of being placed in a residential treatment facility or who are returning home from such a placement. A three- to six-month program supplementing ongoing clinical services, Tier 1 services focus on changing a child/youth’s behavior, while emphasizing their strengths and capabilities. Tier 1 staff work in collaboration with the youth, the youth’s caregivers and the primary mental health provider (Casa Pacifica or other provider) to address 1 to 3 behaviors that jeopardize the youth’s ability to remain in his or her current home. Services are delivered in the home, school or community – where the problematic behaviors are negatively impacting placement. Tier 1 in-home behavioral services have an excellent track record helping youth stay at home and in keeping them from being hospitalized.
Tier 2 services is a more intensive intervention with the same goal — to keep children/youth in their own homes and communities who would otherwise be hospitalized, placed in a residential treatment program, or require PHP or IOP services. This goal is accomplished by assigning a team of providers (family facilitator, youth worker, and parent partner, if needed) who build on the family’s strengths and use natural supports and community resources. The Tier 2 approach is doing “whatever it takes” to keep the child and family together safely. This service typically lasts for approximately six (6) months though each family’s unique needs determine the length of stay within the program. In many ways, Tier 2 is a process rather than a specific service, where the family’s self-identified needs drive the plan to create a safety net of natural and community connections that will continue to support the youth and family long after Tier 2 ends.