To facilitate the continuum of care for families, YSB provides intervention services through our
Home-Based Family Centered Services under the Community Based Services contract with the Indiana Department of Child Services or probation. These services are made up of the following programs;
- Home-Based Family Centered Casework Services
- Home-Based Family Centered Therapy Services
- Home-Based Homemaker/Parent Aid
- Traditional Visit Supervision
Services are provided to assist in decreasing the family’s risk of the removal of their children,
reduce the length of separation when substitute care is necessary, increase the potential for
family reunification and reduce the recidivism of abuse/neglect. All Home-Based services utilize a strengths-based perspective, employ trauma-informed care, and seek to build client resiliency to assist clients in reaching their greatest potential.
Home Based Family Centered Casework Services
A Home-Based Caseworker will offer the provision of structured, goal-oriented, time-limited services in the natural environment of families weekly or as determined based on the needs of the family. Meetings are used to establish goals, evaluate the client’s preparation for and progress in meeting those goals, and to establish and build the skills necessary in goal attainment.
- The Home-Based Caseworker will provide referrals when necessary for intensive substance abuse services, medical services, developmental services, psychiatric
evaluations/services and employment training services.
- Documented suggestions for further treatment or interventions are provided.
- The Home-Based Caseworker, when family goals indicate, will work with the local school system to monitor the child's educational progress, behavior at school, and organize
services to assist the child in successful educational progress
Home Based Family Centered Therapy Services
A Home-Based Therapist will offer the provision of structured, goal-oriented, time-limited services in the natural environment of families weekly or as determined based on the needs of the family.
Goals will be established through the identification of client/family strengths and challenge areas. Meetings are used to establish goals, evaluate client’s preparation for and progress in meeting those
goals, and to establish and build the skills necessary in goal attainment.
- Specific therapeutic models and skills utilized will be determined as appropriate for meeting the needs of the client/family.
- Therapist assists clients in exploring potential concerns that may hinder success including substance abuse, sexual activity, violence, or other potentially harmful behaviors.
Homemaker/Parent Aid services will offer the provision of structured, goal-oriented, time-limited services in the natural environment of families weekly or as determined based on the needs of the family. The Homemaker will provide assistance or instruction of individualized needs.
- Addressing housekeeping issues
- Scheduling medical appointments
- Grocery shopping
- House/apartment hunting
- Other necessary skills
Traditional Visit Supervision
Traditional Visit Supervision will offer the provision of structured, goal-oriented, time-limited services as determined by the needs of the family. Visit Supervision is available at both the bachelor and paraprofessional levels. These services provide a safe environment for parents and children to build and maintain healthy bonds while children are in substitute care. Visit Supervision can be provided at a YSB or DCS office, in the community, or in the home. The intensity of supervision may range from fully supervised to intermittent supervision. YSB Visit Supervisors are able to provide transportation for the children and/or parents to facilitate these services.
- Children and families who have substantiated cases of abuse and/or neglect and will likely develop into an open case with IA or CHINS status
- Children and their families which have an Informal Adjustment (IA) or the children have
the status of CHINS or JD/JS
- Children with the status of CHINS or JD/JS and their Foster/Kinship families with whom
they are placed.
- All adopted children and adoptive families.
Questions may be directed to the Homebased Director or Program Manager at:
Referrals may be submitted through the MaGIK system (KidTraks)