Services are outcome focused, needs based activities which assist families and children by locating, coordinating and monitoring care and services.
Home-based Caseworker Services (HCS) provides any combination of the following kinds of services to the families as approved by DCS/Probation:
These services are provided in an office setting and include the provision of structured, goal-oriented therapy for families affected by physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect. Other issues, including substance abuse, dysfunctional families of origin, etc., may be addressed in the course of treating the abuse or neglect. In addition, counseling may be provided to address family or youth issues that resulted in the involvement of juvenile probation.
Professional staff provides individual, group, and/or family counseling with emphasis on one or more of the following areas:
Services which include the development and implementation of a strengths based, individualized, behavioral plan that is designed to meet a specific Service Coordination Plan outcome. Services may be delivered in the home, school or community.
Educational Mentoring refers to a structured, one-to-one relationship with a client for the purpose of addressing identified needs in an educational setting. Services are implemented to achieve outcomes identified in the Service Coordination Plan.
Life Coach / Independent Living Skills Mentor
Life Coach or Independent Living Skills Mentoring refers to a structured, one-to-one relationship with a client for the purpose of addressing daily living needs. Services will be strength based, outcome focused, culturally competent and individualized for the older adolescent and may include personal care, living arrangements and vocational skills.
Parent and Family Mentor
Parent and Family Mentoring refers to a structured, one-to-one relationship with a parent(s) for the purpose of addressing specific parenting or family relationship needs. Services will be strength based, outcome focused culturally competent and individualized and may include education, support and training for the parent(s) of the enrolled child. Areas of need may include domestic skills, parent training or development and implementation of behavioral plans.
Recreational / Social Mentor
Recreational or Social mentoring refers to a consistent, structured, one-to-one relationship for the purpose of addressing emotional or behavioral needs in a recreational or social setting. Services will be strength based, outcome focused, culturally competent and may include the enrolled child and siblings to promote social skill development.
Services which are necessary to complete a comprehensive assessment for the purpose of developing an individualized treatment plan. Services may include Psychological, Neuropsychological, and Psychosexual evaluations as well as educational or academic testing.
Sex offender specific treatment is designed to improve public safety by reducing the risk of reoccurring sexually based offenses. It is an intervention carried out in a specialized program containing a variety of cognitive behavioral and psycho-educational techniques that are designed to change offense supportive beliefs and attributions, improve handling of negative emotions, teach behavioral risk management, and promote pro-social behavior.
An immediate on-site (home, school, community) therapeutic response, which includes face-to-face contact with children and families for the purpose of stabilizing a situation or alleviating symptoms to the extent that there is no immediate risk of danger to self or others. Services are available 24 hours a day.
Outcome based, therapeutic intervention with a minimum of two family members. Services may be provided in the home or a community setting and will be time limited, strength based and family centered.
Outcome based face-to-face therapeutic intervention with two or more individuals who are treated at the same time.
Outcome based therapeutic intervention with a child or family member. Services may be provided in the home or in a community setting and will be time limited and strength based.
Substance Abuse Therapy – Group
Substance Abuse Therapy - Individual
Contact by a trained professional designed to monitor specific behavioral objectives or performance, particularly delinquent behaviors, on at least a weekly basis. The service should include specific behavioral objectives, time periods and any crisis response capability, which are negotiated on a case-by-case basis. Monitoring of objectives and provision of short-term counseling and assistance may vary depending on the client’s performance and the level of monitoring required; reports may also vary in frequency.
Visit facilitation allows the child an opportunity to reconnect and reestablish the parent/child/family relationship in a safe environment. It is an excellent time for parents to learn and practice new concepts of parenting and to assess their own ability to parent through interaction with the child. Supervised visitation allows the DCS/Probation to assess the relationship between the child and parent and to assist the parent in strengthening their parenting skills and developing new skills
The role of the visitation provider is to protect the integrity of the visit and provide a positive atmosphere where parents and children may interact in a safe, structured environment. Visitation may be held in a visitation facility; neutral sites such as parks, fast food restaurant with playground, or shopping malls; child’s own home or relative’s home; foster home; or other location as deemed appropriate by the referring agency and other parties involved in the child’s case taking into consideration the child’s physical safety and emotional well being.