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Home- and Community-Based Services Waiver Program
The Home- and Community-Based Services Waiver program serves children under the age of 18 with a diagnosis of serious emotional disturbance. Intensive and comprehensive services help children remain in their home and community, and reduce residential placements. Services are family-focused, individualized and sensitive to the unique needs and strengths of the child and family.
Services are accessed through Putnam County’s Single Point of Access for Mental Health Services. Youth must meet certain criteria to receive services. For complete details, visit: www.putnamcountyny.com/youth/c-c-s-i-coordinated-childrens-service
Primary program components include:
Individualized Care Coordination
Assessment, service plan development, coordination of service delivery, advocacy, monitoring, consultation and discharge planning ensure ongoing partnership with the child and family, as well as collaboration with treatment providers. Services also assist with components of intake and screening, linkage to other resources, 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
Crisis Response Services reinforce the agreed upon safety plan developed by the child and family and help stabilize family/child crises when they arise. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Family Support Services
Activities and services are designed to enhance the health and growth of all members in the family unit to ultimately develop safe, stable and supportive families who are connected to their communities. Family support services provide resources that include but are not limited to education, training, advocacy, and support, and introduce and connect the family to activities that foster family cohesion.
Respite provides 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.
Services focus on helping the child to be successful in the home, community and school through social and environmental skills that are associated with his/her developmental stage. Support is offered through a variety of activities 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.
Bridges to Health (B2H) Waiver Services
Bridges to Health (B2H) is aimed at improving the adjustment of children who are now, or have been, in foster care. Both children and their families receive services to help them focus on their health and well-being, support permanency planning, and reduce the need for more restrictive placements. Services are provided in the least restrictive, most home-like setting possible, involving the individuals who are part of the child’s care giving network whenever appropriate—foster family, birth family, and adoptive family members. Green Chimneys provides respite care, skill building and family/caregiver supports and services. Other services are contracted through provider agencies and referrals are made by local Departments of Social Services.
For further information on Waiver Programs, contact Clare Rigano at email@example.com or 845.279.2378 x202
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