Community-based treatment is the heart of DHHR’s

Safe at Home program.

Learn more by watching DHHR’s The State of Health: 

Did you know?DHHR’s Bureau for Children and Families has a webpage dedicated to the Safe at Home West Virginia program.

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The wraparound service model will change how providers serve families. Work with families will begin much earlier.  Discharge planning for youth in residential care will begin on the day they are admitted- and we will need to become much more flexible and creative.  This means that we may create services to meet the individual needs of a family or youth and that we will use less formal services.

The benefits of a wraparound approach to children and families include:

  • Supports one child and family team across all service environments.
  • Allows the family’s wrap-around plan to unify residential and community treatment.
  • Helps families build long-term connections and supports in their communities.
  • Provides concurrent community work while the youth is in residential care for a smooth transition.
  • Reduces the occurrence and negative impact of traumatic events in a child’s life.
  • Provides access to mobile crisis support, 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
  • Supports crisis stabilization without the need for youth to enter/re-enter residential care.

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Safe At Home – Wrap around service model

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