Home and Community Based Waiver Services Program
The Home and Community Based Services Waiver program is targeted to children under the age of 18 with a diagnosis of serious emotional disturbance. The goal of the waiver program is to provide intensive and comprehensive services to help children remain in their home and community. Services are family focused, individualized and sensitive to the unique needs and strengths of the child and family. The six primary components of the Waiver Program include:
Individualized Care Coordination
Services include assessment, service plan development, coordination of service delivery, advocacy, monitoring, consultation and discharge planning. These services ensure an ongoing partnership with the child and family as well as ongoing collaboration with treatment providers. Services also assist with components of intake & screening, linkage to other services, family and child advocacy and transition planning.
Intensive In-home Services
Ongoing interventions in the home including counseling, psycho-education, crisis de-escalation, parent/child relationship building, and developing healthy coping mechanisms.
Crisis Response Services
Reinforces the agreed upon safety plan that a child and family have developed and attempts to stabilize occurences of family/child crises when they arise. Crisis response services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Family Support Services
Activities & services designed to enhance the health & growth of children & adults in the family unit to ultimately develop safe, stable & supportive families who are connected to their communities. Family support services provide resources including, but not limited to: education, training, advocacy and support. They also assist the family by introducing and connecting them to activities that foster family cohesion.
Respite Care Services
Provide a needed break for the family and the child to ease stress at home and improve family harmony. Care may be provided on a planned or emergency basis, in the child’s home or in the community by trained workers.
Skill Building Services
Services focus on helping the child to be successful in the home, community and school by acquiring both social and environmental skills associated with his/her developmental stage. Support is offered through a variety of actitivies in such areas as completing homework, problem solving, peer relationships, organization and cooperation, as well as social, verbal, play and vocational skills. Skill builders may work with the child individually, with small groups or within a community setting.
For further information, contact:
1689 Route 22, Brewster, NY 10509
Last Updated on Monday, 03 December 2012 23:46