Therapeutic Insights & Mentoring Experiences (TIME) Family Services, LLC program provides Therapeutic Services in the child’s home and community. Services are provided to children and youth who have returned or are returning home from out-of-home care or psychiatric hospitalization and require intensive community based services, or are at imminent risk of placement due to mental health issues and/ or emotional disturbance. The intent of this service is to provide the clinical intervention and support necessary to successfully maintain each child in his or her home or community.
Goals of Service:
The goal of TIME is to provide a degree of clinical care and supervision in the home and community setting that is appropriate to children discharged from a more restrictive setting (e.g., residential, psychiatric hospitalization), or as an alternative to a more restrictive setting. All treatment, care and support services must be provided in a context that is child centered, family-focused, strength based, culturally competent and responsive to each child’s psychosocial, developmental, and treatment care needs. Multisystemic treatment (MST) is utilized so that it is clearly family-focused, yet considerable attention is devoted to the role of extrafamilial systems (e.g., peers, school, neighborhood, family support network). MST interventions are generally adapted from existing evidence-based techniques, such as behavior therapies, cognitive-behavioral therapies, pragmatic family therapy approaches.
TIME provides Intensive In-home services that are community-based, committed to evidence-based data that children are best served in their homes with supports offered for the entire family. TIME staff develops an Individual Plan of Service for each child and family. Plans are developed in collaboration with the referral source, the child, family members, other community professionals and stakeholders and include a menu of services (described below).
TIME specializes in early intervention, thereby helping at-risk children remain at home and in school, avoiding out-of-home placements. This approach also helps to interrupt destructive cycles in families. Funding sources appreciate early intervention as money spent in the earlier stages often saves money over the long term.