The Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) program provides in-home therapy services to strengthen families so that youth can be safely and healthfully maintained in their own homes.
Oesterlen’s Home-Based Therapists use a supportive approach to partner with families and help parents improve the functioning of their families. This evidence-based approach to family therapy has been shown to be highly effective in helping families improve youth behaviors, including compliance with family and community expectations, maintenance of a safe and drug-free lifestyle, improving school success and increasing youth and parent emotional health, communication and hopefulness.
IHBT gets its well-documented success by engaging families in an intensive but time-limited home-based therapy process.
Families involved in the IHBT program must commit to meeting with the therapist 2-3 times weekly for 3-6 months. IHBT focuses its efforts on empowering parents to help their youth improve their behaviors. Parents’ participation in each therapy session is essential to the program’s success.
IHBT therapists also enhance the families’ success by ensuring that all services provided to the family are working together in a well-coordinated and effective manner. To accomplish good inter-system collaboration, IHBT therapists work closely with other service providers including the schools, juvenile court and family and children services. For example, an IHBT therapist will often accompany a family to a juvenile court hearing or a school meeting (if the family requests this) to help the family advocate for their needs).
Referrals to the IHBT Program can be made directly or through the Family Stability Committee. (The Family Stability Committee is a team of community service providers whose goal is to ensure the safety of children. They collaborate to assist families by linking them to appropriate services in the community.)
Families or providers interested in referring a family to the IHBT program can get referral forms by contacting the Oesterlen’s IHBT program at (937)-399-6101.
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