What is HOPE?
Family Based is a voluntary service. A team delivered approach is utilized that is child centered, family focused, and family driven. The treatment team offers comprehensive and intensive services to empower the family to care for their “at risk” child or adolescent. The goal is to reduce risk of out of home placement and includes strengthening the family, improving coping skills, and being an advocate for the family.
What makes HOPE different?
Family Based service is available to its families 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All clinical staff attend ongoing trainings to complete a three year curriculum for family therapist certification. Family Based therapists also at-tend specialized trainings to meet specific needs of families in the Fayette County area.
How are HOPE services provided?
This is a voluntary service provided by a team of two mental health professionals. Duration is typically 32 weeks and requires authorization from the family’s behavioral health care plan. It requires community or in-home sessions 2-3 times/week at 1-3 hours per session. Services are scheduled with the family based on their availability.
What to expect
After a family has decided to receive family based services, the treatment team initially works with the family focusing on gathering specific information. The team works closely with the family to develop a comprehensive treatment plan, establish goals, a crisis plan and identify any safety issues. A family agreement that explains the length of service, confidentiality, outlines the treatment team’s and family’s responsibilities and discharge criteria is developed.
Discharge from HOPE is based on the family achieving treatment goals and recommendations. During the course of treatment and planning, the team will assist in linking the family with other community agencies and programs for continued support upon discharge from Family Based services. Family Based is a voluntary program and families can choose, at any time, to discontinue the service.
Who We Can HelpChildren and adolescents who meet the following criteria are eligible for this program:
- Under the age of 21
- Exhibit serious emotional and behavioral behaviors
- Determined to be “high risk” for out-of-home placement or returning from out-of-home placement (hospitalization, residential, foster care, etc.)
- Involved with multiple systems and is determined/recommended by a psychiatrist, physician or licensed psychologist to need services.
What is the cost?
Cost of services are fully covered by Health Choices/Medicaid or Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration funding with proof of ineligibility for Medicaid.