The goal of intensive care coordination services is to help individuals safely and effectively transition or return to their home, a relative's home, family-like setting, or community as soon as his/her needs are adequately addressed.
Intensive care coordination services are for those who:
- Are already in residential care; or
- Are at risk of entering residential care
An intensive care coordinator, as defined under the State Executive Council guidelines, provides these services, which are beyond the regular case management services available within public child-serving systems.
- Identify appropriate services for the child and his/her family.
- Implement a plan to monitor and review services and residential placement for the child to ensure appropriate service.
- Implement a plan to return the youth to his/her home, relative's home, family-like setting, or community at the earliest appropriate time after his/her needs are addressed. Identify public or private community-based services to assist during transition to community-based care.
- Identify the strengths and needs of the individual and his/her family by comprehensive assessments including, but not limited to, information gathered through the mandatory uniform assessment.
Referrals & Funding
The cost for intensive care coordination services is covered by Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) funds and authorized through local Family Assessment Planning (FAP) and Community Policy Management (CPM) teams.