Home-based services for children: What is it?

Home-based services for children: What is it?

One of South Bay’s most unique attributes is that the majority of our services are conducted outside of our offices, such as in community settings. Our Early Childhood clinicians frequently travel to homes, schools, foster homes, residential programs, churches, childcare programs etc. – wherever our consumers feel most comfortable.

We understand that inviting an outside party into your home to work with your child can be scary and intimidating. There’s also a common misconception amongst our consumers that a South Bay clinician is the only party involved in the child’s development. It takes a joint effort of the entire family and our Early Childhood team to ensure growth, stability and well-being during the child’s early years. We explain everything you need to know about home-based services for children below.

The clinician’s role

When serving a child, South Bay’s Early Childhood clinicians work with the entire family – not just the child. The clinician’s role is to identify developmental delays and provide support to families if there are environmental barriers that are contributing adversely and may impact the child’s development. Such barriers may include drugs, alcohol, traumatic birth, etc. Once the developmental delay is determined, clinicians provide consultation among the team …

Intervention: reaching out before it’s too late

Intervention: reaching out before it’s too late

Drug or alcohol addiction is not a weakness – it’s an illness. Do you have a loved one who is suffering from addiction but doesn’t know how or where to get help? The first step is making the decision to intervene. Addiction is not something that goes away over time, and it cannot be ignored.

Don’t let the fear of your loved one’s anger stop you from intervening. In fact, oftentimes when people with an addiction recognize their loved ones will no longer ignore their addictive behavior, they opt to get the help they need.

South Bay’s clinicians can provide support for those suffering from addiction, their families and loved ones. Below, we walk you through how.

Before the intervention

Before making the intervention, it’s important to secure a spot for your loved one to receive treatment. Realize that you can’t just choose any treatment – you need to find the one that best fits your loved one’s needs. For example, does your loved one need inpatient treatment, or will outpatient treatment suffice? Our clinicians are able to assess one’s addiction and help make the right treatment decision for him or her.​

During the intervention

​While intervening, there’s a delicate …