Services Provided

Description of Services

Author: Behavioral Health Staff/Friday, August 23, 2013/Categories: Individual Care Grant

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The following is a list of services provided by the Individual Care Grant. (ICG)
  • Provide families with information that will help in the decision of applying for an Individual Care Grant
  • Assist families with the documentation compilation necessary to apply for an ICG
  • Assist families in submitting a completed ICG application
  • Assist families with education in the decision of placing client within community based services or residential services.
  • Mental Health Assessment (Residential and community based clients).
  • Treatment Plan Development (Residential and community based 
  • clients)
  • Individual Therapy and Family Therapy (Community based client)
  • Case Management
  • Coordinate and interface with the multiple providers involved with each ICG client so that the client receives comprehensive community based services. (Community based client)
  • Assure that services provided through alternate arrangements follow the treatment plan and are provided as intended. (Community based client)
  • Treatment Participation (Residential and community based clients)
  • Family therapy, Staffings, Residential team meetings, Psychiatric planning, Discharge Planning, Educational and Vocational Planning, Transitional Service Quarterly and Annual Reviews. 
  • Visits twice yearly to residential in-state sites or surrounding states.
  • Visits once a year to out-of state sites.
  • Coordinate services with the community support workers and monitor on a weekly basis. 

The Individual Care Grant Program incorporates the following values and principles:

  • The System of Care should be child centered and family focused, with the needs of the child and family dictating the types and mix of services provided. 
  • The System of Care should be community based, with the locus of services as well as management and decision-making responsibilities resting at the community level.
  • The System of Care should be culturally competent, with agencies, programs, and services that are responsive to the cultural, racial, and ethnic differences of the population they serve. 
  • Children with emotional disturbances should have access to a comprehensive array of services that address the child’s physical, emotional, social, and educational needs.
  • Children with emotional disturbances should receive individualized services in accordance with the unique needs and potentials of each child and guided by an individualized service plan.
  • Children with emotional disturbances should receive services with the least restrictive, most normative and clinically appropriate environment. 
  • The families and surrogate families of children with emotional disturbances should be full participants in all aspects of the planning and delivery of services.
  • Children with emotional disturbances should receive services that are integrated, with linkages between child-serving agencies, programs and mechanisms for planning, developing, and coordinating service. 
  • Children with emotional disturbances should be provided with case management or similar mechanisms to ensure multiple services are delivered in a coordinated and therapeutic manner, and that they can move through the system of services in accordance with their changing needs.     
  • Early identification and intervention for children with emotional disturbances should be promoted by the system of care in order to enhance the likelihood of positive outcomes.     
  • Children with emotional disturbances should be ensured smooth transitions to the adult service system as they reach maturity. 
  • The rights of children with emotional disturbances should be protected and effective advocacy efforts for children and youth with emotional disturbances should be promoted. 
  • Children with emotional disturbances should receive services without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, physical disability, or other characteristics, and services should be sensitive and responsive to cultural differences and special needs. 


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