Rehabilitative Behavior Health Services

Rehabilitative Behavior Health Services program provides intensive home and community-based therapeutic interventions for emotionally and/or behaviorally disturbed children and their families. Services may also be used for reunification purposes for children reentering their environment after an out of home placement. Growing Home Southeast has incorporated this program into its array of services offered in South Carolina.

Rehabilitative Behavior Health Services are short-term, intensive, therapeutic, psycho-educational, with interventions being provided to families in their home and community setting. Services are individualized, strengths-based, family-centered services that are developmentally sensitive to the emotional, behavioral, social and physical needs of the child. Services utilize both formal and informal resources to promote the family functioning in the community through services that are delivered in the least restrictive setting and in the least intrusive manner to the child and family.

Services are designed to strengthen and maintain families. Overall service goals include:

Services are designed to support families in crisis in which children are either at imminent risk of placement or have been placed outside of their homes and are to be reunified.

The goal is to keep children safe and avoid both unnecessary removal and unnecessarily long separations from family in out-of-home care.

The welfare and safety of children, youth, and all family members must be maintained, and the family is strengthened and preserved whenever possible.

Services are focused on the family as a whole; instead of services focusing on family deficits or dysfunctions, family strengths are identified, enhanced, and respected; service providers work with families as partners in identifying and meeting needs.

Services, delivered in a way that respects cultural and community differences, are easily accessible and convenient for parents’ schedules, and are delivered in the home or community where the family resides. Services are provided at a time that is agreed upon by the family and best fits their schedule.

Services are flexible, are crucial to and respond to real family needs, and are linked to a wide variety of other services, such as housing, substance abuse treatment, mental health, health, job training, etc.

Services are community based and involve community organizations and residents.

Services are intensive enough to meet family needs and keep children safe, although the level of care may vary greatly between preventative and crisis services.