Home and Community Based Treatment Services for Children (Section 65)

Home and community-based treatment (HCT) is an in-home service provided by a licensed counselor or social worker and a behavioral health professional. A child in this program has a behavioral health diagnosis that resulted in adverse or unsafe behavior. A youth in the HCT program often works toward replacing maladaptive or aggressive behavior with positive and safe coping skills.

Our team consists of a therapist and a behavioral health professional who will meet with the family and child to establish individualized treatment goals aimed at increasing safety and maintaining the child in the family’s home.

The therapist holds a minimum of a master’s degree in social work or counseling with licensure in the state of Maine and the behavioral health professional has a minimum of a bachelor’s level education. Our staff receive behavioral health professional certification, crisis response and intervention training, and CPR/First Aid training. In addition to these trainings, field staff receive ongoing clinical supervision to build their knowledge of the latest practices in working with youth.

Eligibility Criteria