The purpose of of our Intake Process is to determine if the Secure Child intervention is the best way to meet the needs of the family. An important part of how we do that is to spend time with parents, describing the service and answering questions, so that they can make an informed decision about whether our service is a fit for them. The Intake is done at no charge to the community, and is made-up of the following components:
The Intake Process
INITIAL INTAKE: A detailed discussion with the referring agent. This first step considers the reasons why this child's difficulties may relate to his relationship patterns, and whether the in-home intervention is the best way to help the family with the presenting problems.
PARENT CONTACT: A discussion with parents to explain our service and answer their questions. This meeting is a chance for parents to tell us about their child and to decide if they think our service can help.
OTHER SERVICE PROVIDERS: When parents give permission, we talk with other service providers working with the family to make sure that the Secure Child intervention meshes with other services currently in place and will not interfere with established therapeutic relationships.
INTAKE SUMMARY FOR FAPT: A brief report that consolidates the above gathered information. This document articulates the reason for the referral; factors that suggest relationship challenges for the child; and the plan discussed with the parents for implementing the service.
CONTRACT: Once funding is approved, a contract is generated that covers the monthly fee for the intervention as well as the one-time fee for the videotaped parent/child observations.
To make a referral, call 434-242-2521, or send an email using the Referral Form below.