I N - H O M E  I N T E N S I V E

Many families raising children with attachment and complex trauma issues sometimes find themselves cycling through various therapists and services with little improvement in presenting problems. The families then logically conclude that their child must need residential placement.


However, the real issue is often that there are not adequately trained professionals in their local community to meet the complex needs of the child and family system. Families in such circumstances can benefit from an intensive targeted intervention to get them on the right treatment trajectory and often can then be supported with more traditional weekly therapy sessions as a follow-up. Chaddock's In-Home Intensive Program addresses the needs of these families.


The In-Home Intensive Program addresses the needs of children who have not progressed with community based therapy, day treatment services or partial hospitalization. There are no geographic constraints as the Intensive Team can travel anywhere in the United States. By delivering services in the home, the team works in a setting familiar to the child/family and observes the family’s dynamics in their natural environment.

The program is delivered in three phases by a team that includes a clinical therapist and a parent coach.


During the Pre-Intensive Phase:

  • The family participates in video conferences and phone calls with the Intensive Team (a master’s level licensed therapist and parent coach).

  • The Intensive Team collaborates with local therapists, school counselors and other providers to ensure progress continues following the Intensive. 

During the In-Home Phase:

  • The therapist and parent coach work in the home providing individual and family therapy, parent training and coaching. Teams are specially trained in the evidenced-based trauma and attachment interventions proven successful in Chaddock's residential Developmental Trauma and Attachment Program and spend 8-10 hours a day for up to four consecutive days with each family.

  • Teams implement and model effective strategies and train parents to put clinical theories into practice. In some cases, the Team may participate in IEP meetings or classroom observation at school. 


During the Post-Intensive Phase:

  • The family participates in follow-up consultations with the Intensive Team to reinforce interventions introduced in the home, address challenges or barriers to implement the strategies and assess progress on the treatment goals. These consultations occur by phone or video conference.

  • The Intensive Team can also consult with local mental health professionals providing continued services with the child.

Chaddock's In-Home Intensive Program has served children and families from 14 states.
Of those children, three out of four have remained in their homes and avoided out of home placement.

For more information on the In-Home Intensive Program contact:

TONY VINCENT, Admissions Manager  |  tvincent@chaddock.org  |  217.592.0347

JES CAIN, Admissions Manager  |  jcain@chaddock.org  |  217.592.0402


205 South 24th Street

Quincy, Illinois 62301



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