In-home Counseling Services
In-home health services are an important tool to help children or teens and their families build stable and nurturing relationships in the environment where they live. Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City’s Crittenton Children’s Center in-home behavioral health services are designed to help young people stay in their homes, reducing the need for inpatient treatment. Alternatively, this program can assist a child who is transitioning back into the home after a hospital or residential stay.
Highly trained and specialized therapists work with the child and family to strengthen relationships and address his or her behavioral and emotional concerns. The therapy is culturally sensitive and takes into account the values of the community in which the family lives.
The therapists work with the family to help develop and sustain safe, stable, and nurturing home environments. To this end, specific interventions can include individual family therapy, conflict avoidance counseling, crisis support, family safety plans, and assistance in securing basic needs such as food, housing, and medical care.
Case management activities are focused on care oversight, medication compliance, and coordination with community contacts such as mental health professionals, schools, sobriety groups, and faith organizations.