Home-Based Counseling and Support Services
Home-Based Counseling and Support Services

Home-Based Counseling and Support Services

Intensive In-Home Services

To lessen the burden on families, DePaul’s Intensive In-Home program allows our qualified clinicians to provide therapeutic intervention services to families in their own home environments.

Intensive In-Home Services are provided in the home to children and adolescents with mental health or behavioral issues that put them at risk of inpatient care or out-of-home placement, due to psychiatric hospitalization, residential treatment facility or group home placement, detention incarceration, or foster care placement. Families participating in this program receive family counseling, individual counseling, and service coordination for approximately 5 hours a week but could increase depending on individual needs. Services may be delivered in the evening or even on a weekend, depending on the staff and family schedule availability.

Funding Eligibility

Intensive In-Home Services are funded by Medicaid insurance. Individuals who may be involved with other community agencies (DSS, Court Services, CSBs, etc.) may also qualify for funding from Community Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT). Please contact your local office for more information.

Family/Parent Engagement Services (Prevention)

DePaul offers hope and healing to families in their times of need through Family/Parent Engagement Services, which is offered as a prevention service, to help keep intact families together. With the support of a parent coach who works closely alongside parents, this preventative service aims to improve family functioning through intervention and education on attachment parenting techniques. Families receive assistance in strengthening relationships, communication, and structure. For families that would benefit from focusing on parent-child interaction, we also offer a team approach that includes a child-focused staff member; or alternatively, this service can be paired with our Intensive In-Home Services (for children who qualify).

Family/Parent Engagement Services are helpful for families that are in at-risk educational systems; involved with Child Protective Services; experiencing relationship, mental health, or substance abuse issues; adjusting to adoption; or working towards reunification with children in foster care. Our Family/Parent Engagement staff provide assessments, create solid treatment plans, provide intervention, and offer supportive counseling, including hands-on support to parents and families.

Funding Eligibility

Family/Parent Engagement is currently not covered by insurance plans and may be accessed as a self-pay option, or through funding from Community Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT). Please contact your local office for more information.

Families Together Services (Reunification)

To reunite and strengthen families, DePaul’s Families Together program is offered as a reunification service, aimed at assisting parents and caregivers in improving themselves and their situations in order to regain custody of children who have entered into foster care. For many parents, having a child removed from the home signifies a clear call for change. In that difficult time, our caseworkers are there to guide and motivate parents to meet the requirements needed for their children to return home. Parents are provided with a service plan outlining the changes that must take place in order to regain custody. Throughout the process, our caseworkers act as both coaches and cheerleaders, encouraging parents to take control of their situations while connecting them with the resources they need to be successful.

The goal of Families Together is to equip parents with the skills and connections needed to become better, safer caregivers. The program helps parents to understand concepts such as attachment theory and concentrate on the quality of interactions with their children. By providing emotional support and careful guidance, parents can learn coping skills to help handle stressful personal and environmental challenges.

Families Together provides the following services to families:

  • A strengths-based assessment of the family
  • Strength-based interventions based on needs identified in the assessment
  • Referrals to appropriate community resources
  • Coordination and/or supervision of family visitation
  • Regular face-to-face contact with family members receiving the service

 Funding Eligibility

Families Together is not currently funded by insurance plans but may be accessed as a self-pay option. Individuals who may be involved with other community agencies (DSS, Court Services, CSBs, etc.) may also qualify for funding from Community Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT). Please contact your local office for more information.

Family Partnership Meeting Facilitation

Because big decisions are rarely easy to make, DePaul’s Family Partnership Meeting Facilitation is there to assist families in making the best possible choices.

With a central focus on children and their families, our skilled facilitators guide families and related service providers through each step of a decision-making process. Along with the family, supporters and service providers are also invited to participate in the discussion. The group works together to determine a solution, resulting in a helpful, detailed document citing the family’s strengths, concerns, and plan to address the identified needs.

Funding Eligibility

Family Partnership Meeting Facilitation is currently only accessible through funding by local Community Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT). Please contact your local office for more information.

Supervised Visitation

To repair relationships between children and their birth parents, DePaul provides Supervised Visitation that creates positive experiences for both parent and child.

During each supervised visit, specialists are on hand to support parents and children every step of the way. Coaching is provided to parents prior to, during, and after every visit in order to help parents fully engage with their children and understand emotional cues. Our specialists are trained in attachment principles and work with parents to facilitate improved relationships and quality visits. Assistance with transportation to and from our offices for visitation may also available.

Funding Eligibility

Supervised Visitation is currently only accessible through funding by local Community Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT). Please contact your local office for more information.

To make a referral, please complete the following steps using the web forms below:

Step 1: Complete Make a Referral Form

Step 2: Complete Enrollment and Consent Information Form

Step 3: Complete Notice of HIPAA Privacy Practices Form

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