Virginia Home Based Counseling is a State Licensed Intensive In-Home Service program that provides therapeutic intervention to families with children who are at risk for an out of home placement due to the child’s mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder. Intensive in-home services are an effective way to address the situation within the individual’s environment and to produce change. The program provides therapeutic services designed to reduce disruptive, problematic, or risky behavior and seeks to empower parents to develop and lead healthier lives. The primary goal of this program is to preserve the family unit and prevent the unnecessary placement of children outside of their homes or community.
- Families can be the best primary resource and decision-makers.
- Counseling services are built around family preferences, choices and values.
- Counseling services are customized for each family and their individual strengths.
- Counseling services are geared toward the natural support system of the family.
- Counseling services are aimed at maximizing interagency cooperation to maintain the youth in the family and community.
Mental Health Family Support Partners are for caregivers of youth under age 21 who (i) have a youth with a mental health disorder, who requires recovery oriented services, and (ii) meets two or more of the following:
- The member and their caregiver need peer-based recovery oriented services for the maintenance of wellness and the acquisition of skills needed to support the youth;
- The member and their caregiver need assistance to develop self-advocacy skills to assist the youth in achieving self-management of the youth’s health status;
- The member and their caregiver need assistance and support to prepare the youth for a successful work/school experience;
- The member and their caregiver need assistance to help the youth and caregiver assume responsibility for recovery.