What is Home Based Children’s Services?
Home Based Children’s Services (HBCS) provides services for children and adolescents up to the age of 21 who have medical, physical, behavioral, developmental and/or psychiatric conditions, and who meet certain eligibility requirements.
Services are designed to address the unique concerns of each child in order to maintain, stabilize and/or improve current levels of functioning. They are delivered in the child’s home, at the Trudeau facility and within the community. Children must be Medicaid-eligible through the Katie Beckett, SSI, or Rite Care programs. ABA services can be approved through private insurance.
All HBCS programs are funded by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) as a component of Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment.
Family Support Services
Our team of clinicians, therapists, and coordinators work directly with your child and family to provide consistent teaching practices that can be applied across all settings.
Our team also coaches parents/guardians on how to implement therapeutic interventions and techniques. These sessions provide an opportunity to receive feedback from experts working closely with your child and allow you to take an active therapeutic role in your child’s progress.
We tailor each goal-driven program to facilitate your child’s success and independence. Data is collected and analyzed to help us assess effectiveness in changing behavior and teaching new skills.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA is an evidence-based practice derived from the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, a scientific study of behavior and how it is impacted by the environment. ABA uses techniques and strategies that are designed and proven to increase skill acquisition and behavior change in a socially significant way and uses principles such as positive reinforcement to explain how learning occurs.
Our techniques ensure your child is receiving the best treatment available. This includes using results of the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and other cutting edge assessment tools to create behavior-based language intervention programs that are designed specifically to help children with language and developmental delays.
Center-Based ABA Services
Our services offer individual and group behavioral treatment and academic instruction to children aged two to seven with Autism Spectrum Disorders and/or developmental delays. Sessions address developmental disabilities, behavior, communication, social play and daily living skills.
Pre-Treatment Consultation (PTC)
This service provides a parent and/or family with specific therapeutic intervention strategies as well as psychological and behavioral treatment approaches. It is designed to increase the child’s independence in communication, functional daily living skills, and reduce challenging behaviors. PTC further identifies areas of concern for a child with special health care needs.
Home Based Therapeutic Services (HBTS)
Services are provided to children living at home (including children living with a foster family) who have been diagnosed with a moderate to severe physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional condition that benefits more from a behavioral health approach. Active treatment is provided in areas of social, emotional/behavioral, self-care, life skills and other areas of development.
Each child is given a set of specific goals and objectives that treatment interventionists are required to address. Parents and guardians also receive training in therapeutic approaches to successfully work with their children.
HBTS can only be provided when there is a medical necessity as indicated by a physician and documented evidence that we can meet the needs of the child.
Personal Assistance Services and Supports (PASS)
Trudeau recognizes that the family is the constant element in the lives of the children we serve. The goal of PASS is to provide families with the services and resources they need to help their children learn daily living skills, make informed decisions and successfully participate in social settings.
Families and service providers interact throughout the process of identifying, planning, accessing and evaluating formal and informal services and resources.
Shared responsibility, negotiation and collaboration will occur between the family and service systems at all levels of organization, program development, and policy formation.
These services provide family members with temporary relief to allow them time to participate in other activities, relax, or attend to the needs of other children living in the home.
The respite provider ensures the safety and well being of the child while the parent is away, as well as an opportunity for the child to interact with another trusted adult.
Having three children makes it very difficult to tend to the special needs of my son. Home Based Services provides the help he needs without the stress or inconvenience of taking him to appointments outside the home.Parents of a Home Based Services participant
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get my child involved in the Home Based Children's Services program?
A child can receive Home Based Children’s Services through the following referral sources:
- A Primary Care Physician or specialist
- Self-referral from a family member
- Your child’s school
- CEDAR Family Center
What is a Cedar Family Center?
CEDAR is a site that provides evolving, family-centered, intensive care management and coordination in order to assist families in reaching their full potential and thrive in their own communities.
How do I contact a Cedar Family Center?
For more information go to: http://www.eohhs.ri.gov/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/CSHCN/CedarFactSheet121516.pdf