Intensive In-Home/HOPE

We offer therapeutic techniques to help families and children in their home through the Intensive In-Home (IIH) and HOPE Programs. The IIH Program serves children and their families who are enrolled in the Santa Maria Children’s Mental Health Clinic and the HOPE Program focuses on children who are in placement; i.e., foster care, relative guardian, or a non-related family member. Both programs’ primary focus is to stabilize the home and prevent placement disruption.

Interventions are focused on evidenced based practices to help decrease problematic behaviors and stabilize the home or placement. We provide caring and compassionate support to our clients as we work with them in their homes. Both programs are short-term (six months); however, if the client has not met the treatment goals the referring agency may approve an extension of our services.

Children’s Services Screener (CSS)
The CSS provides mental health and/or developmental screenings and associated treatment recommendations for children detained by Child Welfare Services or children who have an open case with CWS through voluntary Family Preservation.

BeWell Intensive In-Home Services:
The In-Home Counselor provides intensive therapeutic services to a child who has been assessed and admitted to the Children’s Mental Health Clinic. The case will then be assigned to an Assessor who will determine whether the client needs psychiatric intervention as well as therapeutic services. The In-Home Counselor meets with the client as many as 3 to 4 times per week and schedules weekly caregiver meetings as well.

Helping Others Parent Effectively (HOPE)
The In-Home Counselor provides services to children who have been placed in foster homes or with a relative guardian, having been detained from their biological families for various reasons by CWS.

Child Welfare Services Intensive In-Home Program (CWS IIH)
The CWS IIH Family Specialist provides intensive in-home therapeutic services to children and their families who have been recently reunited and are under the supervision of the Juvenile Court as well as those who have been recently assessed to need therapeutic placement to prevent detention of children.

For more information, please contact:

Julia Bÿl, M.A., LMFT #53282
Program Manager  IIH & HOPE Program
j-byl@smvyfc.org