Services

Can my child and family receive services through Clermont County Family & Children First?

WRAPAROUND:

The wraparound process is a tool for building constructive relationships and support networks among youth with emotional/behavioral challenges, their families, teachers and other caregivers. This process, which is based on a family-centered, strength-based philosophy of care, is used to guide service planning for children with or at-risk of emotional and behavioral disabilities and their families. In wraparound, a team works to identify the underlying needs, interests, and limitations of families and service providers, and to develop a plan that addresses these interests using natural, community supports whenever possible (Eber, Nelson and Miles, 1997; Burchard 2000).

Eligibility:

  • The child or legal guardian must be a resident of Clermont County
  • The child must be birth to 21 years of age
  • The child must have a diagnosed or emerging mental health condition
  • The child must be receiving services from multiple systems or agencies or be eligible to receive services from multiple systems or agencies
  • The child must display a significant disruption at school, in the community and/or at home

Wraparound youth and families may have access to an array of services including parent peer support, respite, in-home supports, as well as the wide spectrum of services already available through existing service providers.

The Wraparound referral form is available by clicking HERE. Referrals are accepted from families, schools, agencies and providers. Referrals can be faxed to 513-732-7491 or emailed to Rachel Sorg, Wraparound Coordinator, at rsorg@clermontcountyohio.gov.

SERVICE COORDINATION:

What is service coordination?

Similar to wraparound, service coordination is a planning process that is used to help coordinate services for youth and their families. During the process, a team of individuals work with the family to develop goals and meet those goals through accessing resources provided by local service agencies. Service coordination is less intensive than wraparound, and is designed to assist families who are either experiencing their first crisis or are needing to gain support from local agencies for the first time.

Can my family receive support through service coordination?

The most basic eligibility criteria for service coordination is that the youth and/or legal guardian must be a resident of Clermont County, the youth must be 0-21 years old, and the youth must have a mental health diagnosis or an emerging mental health diagnosis.  Service coordination is used to help families who are either experiencing crisis for the first time, or are needing to and are unsure how to access support from agencies and providers.

The service coordination referral form is the same as the wraparound referral form and can be accessed by clicking HERE.  Referrals are accepted from families, schools, agencies and providers and can be faxed to 513-732-7491 or emailed to rsorg@clermontcountyohio.gov.

HOME CHOICE:

What is HOME Choice?

Ohio’s HOME Choice program assists a family with the transition of their child from a residential treatment facility back to their home and community. HOME Choice is used to help ensure a smooth and successful transition and to help prevent a return to a residential treatment facility. Families and youth who participate in HOME Choice have access to a HOME Choice Transition Coordination, HOME Choice Case Manager, transportation funds, goods and services funds, and a wide array of other HOME Choice approved services that help promote long term success at home.

Can my family receive support through HOME Choice?

Eligibility for a family and youth to participate in the Clermont County Family & Children First HOME Choice program includes:

  • Family must have a youth between the ages of birth to 21 who is currently placed in a qualified residential treatment facility
  • Youth must be in facility for at least 90 days prior to discharge date
  • Youth must be on Medicaid

The HOME Choice referral form is the same as the wraparound referral form and can be accessed by clicking HERE. Referrals are accepted from families, schools, agencies and providers and can be faxed to 513-732-7491 or emailed to rsorg@clermontcountyohio.gov.