Home Based Crisis Intervention Program
Provides an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization and/or placements for at risk children, ages 5-17. Intervention is conducted at the family’s home or other natural setting (i.e. park, library).
The program is short term, lasting 4-6 weeks.
At the end of this period if additional services are required the program will make the necessary linkages.
24-hour on call coverage.
Management of psychotropic medication.
Assertiveness and communication skills training.
Referrals to legal, medical, mental health and other entitlements.
Children must be deemed “at risk of psychiatric hospitalization” by a Psychiatristin order to be admitted to the program.
A psychosocial summary and a psychiatric evaluationare required documentation for acceptance.
All services are provided by bilingual/bicultural workers. (English/Spanish).
Staff Consists of Program Coordinator, 5 Counselors and a Psychiatrist.
12 Park Street (lower level)
Brooklyn, NY 11206