In Home Therapy Services (IHTS) is a combination of evidence-based therapy services and coordination of care interventions to be provided in the home setting for individuals with complex clinical needs that traditional outpatient cannot adequately address in a time-limited fashion. For some individuals in high-risk situations, such as families involved in domestic violence or child protective services, traditional outpatient services alone are not sufficient to address the needs and prevent future incidents.
The population targeted for this program is children and adolescents in need of individual and family therapy services, as well as coordination of care due to complex psychosocial situations and/or multisystem involvement. These are not individuals whose mental health needs are yet at a severity that is putting them at risk for residential treatment or other forms of out-of-home placement, but rather individuals who need focused family systems work and coordination. Children and adolescents appropriate for IHTS have family systems issues that are complicating factors placing them at risk rather than the severity of the diagnosis alone. The use of this service will prevent consumers from receiving more restrictive levels of care and will intensively engage the families in treatment, which has been demonstrated to lead to successful outcomes.
These activities also can be provided through face-to-face interventions with schools, juvenile justice system, etc. – beyond the scope of traditional outpatient therapy (even when provided in the home). This will make the service delivery seamless for the consumer and family and allow for flexibility in the intensity of coordination over the course of treatment with the ability to quickly address any issues that arise rather than having to wait for issues to become
so severe that the individual meets special population criteria for care coordination.
This service is currently offered in Charlotte with the MCO Alliance.
Founder and President, Clarence Sutton, created CTS through his vision of improving the quality of life for children who have experienced unfortunate situations beyond their control. Clarence’s passion for fostering and restoring a child’s belief in his/her potential has continued to be a motivating factor in the agency's and staff's best practices.