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Intensive In-Community Services are flexible, multi-purpose, in-home/community clinical support services for parents/caregivers/guardians and children/youth with behavioral and emotional needs. The purpose of these IIC Services is to strengthen, stabilize and preserve the family unit in the community setting. IIC services are flexible both as to where and when they are provided. Intensive In-Community Services are designed to support the recipient at the time of day when the services are most needed and when the family may be most receptive to therapeutic intervention and skills training. This family-driven treatment is based on targeted needs identified in a comprehensive treatment plan. The treatment plan also includes specific intervention(s) with target dates for accomplishment of goals that focus on the restorative functioning of the child/youth with the intention of:

• Stabilizing the child/youth`s behavior(s) that led to the crisis
• Preventing/reducing the need for inpatient hospitalization
• Preventing the movement of the child/youth`s residence
• Preventing the need for out-of-home living arrangements

Intensive In-Community Services also aid in facilitating a child/youth`s transition from an intensive treatment setting, back to his/her community. Services are delivered with the goal of diminishing the intensity of treatment over time. The following are some of the possible interventions that may be implemented.

• Individual and family therapy
• Clinical consultation/evaluation
• Child/youth behavioral management
• Family counseling/psycho-education