Children ages birth through 18, and at times to age 21, and enrolled in Medicaid or Medical Assistance, are eligible for home based counseling services. Typically concerns are identified by another care provider, such as a school, county social worker, hospital or clinic, or day care provider; parents may also request home based services directly. Most counseling services are provided in the child’s home or current living situation, with most appointments in the afternoon, evening and some weekends to lessen impacts on academic learning. Confidential appointments can be scheduled in other community settings as well, such as a school office, a community center, or other locations convenient to the family.
Home based counseling for youth and families generally involve two appointments a week, many times involving family members, and sometimes just for the child. Sessions typically are extended in length, are active, and engage both the child and others in their family in developing skills to improve the child’s functioning at home, in school and in their community. Home based counselors provide clear treatment goals and objectives, and will keep the parent informed about progress on a regular basis.
To request home based counseling, complete this one page referral form and fax to the number provided.