Home Based Case Work
Providers work directly with parents and guardians to reduce maltreatment, improve caretaking and coping skills, enhance family resilience, support healthy and nurturing relationships, and children’s physical, mental, emotional, and educational well-being.
Home base case management is a service provided to families involved with DCS and probation. These services are delivered through home and community services. These services are available for both pre and post adoption as parents who are working to establish safe and nurturing parenting skills. The goal of these services is to keep children from entering a foster home. This in-home service is guided through evidenced based practices that promote family centered, and culturally competent curriculums. HBCW is administered by individuals who have training and education in human related fields like social work and psychology. Home based case management goals are effective in reducing maltreatment, improving caretaking and coping skills, enhancing family resilience, supporting healthy and nurturing relationships, all while attending to the children’s physical, mental, emotional, and educational wellbeing.
Our team of HBCW’s will conduct home visits, engage in DCS case planning, provide supervised visitation including parenting with children present, and assist with coordination of services. RM HBCW’s will also assist with conflict management, emergency/crisis services, influence child development, parent, and domestic violence education. Our Home-Based contractors work to increase family communication and behavior modification that leads to successful case closure. Home-Based contractors assist with facilitating transportation and participation in child and family team meetings. HBCW services will provide reactive attachment disorder (RAD) support and foster family support as well as advocate for families. HBCW’s work to assess the family and complete referral follow ups to ensure methods are effective and accurate. HBCW’s will help develop structure/time management for families to meet their long- and short-term goals. Our HBCW’s will assist families with budgeting/money management, meal planning/preparation to, and life skills training to increase the chances of long-term case closure. Lastly, RM Home Based Case Workers monitor the families progress of parenting skills and overall resilience. These services are our tool to fight recidivism for our families reentering the DCS system.
Providers observe parents/children/siblings and/or others who have been separated due to a substantiated allegation of abuse or neglect. Through supervised visitation parents are able to reconnect and reestablish the parent/child/family relationship in a safe environment. Providers teach and encourage parents to learn and practice new concepts.
“I just want to see my babies. I’ll do whatever I have to do to get them back.”
Like our DCS partners, Resilient Minds strongly believes that it is the fundamental right of children to visit with their parents and siblings. Important foundations of the parent/child relationship such as bonding, dependency, and nurturing must be protected and encouraged to thrive for the emotional well-being of children. Resilient Minds Visitation Facilitators provide supervision between parents, children, siblings, and/or others who have been separated due to a substantiated allegation of abuse or neglect or involvement with juvenile probation. Our contractors fill a variety of roles including but not limited to parent coaching, assessing parent/child relationships, parenting education with evidence-based curricula, and maintaining a safe, structured environment during visits. Our goal is always reunification of families whenever possible, which usually involves an incremental, strengths-based approach to increased parenting time from fully supervised, to pop-in visits, to overnights, to weekends, to eventual placement. Resilient Minds provides Supervised Visitation on every level to any family referred by the Department of Child Services, regardless of language, creed, color, or sexual orientation/identity. We are proud to offer a wide range of interpreters and sensitivity-trained professionals to serve the families in our community with all their Supervised Visitation and Parenting Education needs.
Providers engage fathers in services that will improve safety, stability, well-being, and permanency for their children. Providers work with DCS personnel to provide assistance and support to fathers whose children are involved with DCS.
Father Engagement summary:
“I feel like you’re the only person in this whole thing who’s on my side. Thank you for having my back.”
The Father Engagement Liaison is an advocate and educator of fathers in our community whose children are involved with the Department of Child Services. In partnership with DCS, Resilient Minds Family Services uses the DCS Family Case Plan and state approved father engagement curriculum to successfully engage fathers in services that will improve safety, stability, well-being, and permanency for their children while helping them navigate DCS processes and legal requirements.
Home Maker Parent Aid
Paraprofessional staff assists the family through advocating, teaching, coaching, demonstrating, monitoring, and/or role modeling new, appropriate skills for coping with the following areas in an effort to build self-sufficiency
Homemaker/parent aides (HMPAs) are caring, skilled professionals who work with clients in their homes providing services to a variety of populations with DCS and Probation. HMPAs provide assistance and support for parents who are unable to appropriately fulfill parenting and/or homemaking functions. Paraprofessional staff assists the family through advocating, teaching, demonstrating, monitoring, and/or role modeling new, appropriate skills for coping with the following areas in an effort to build self-sufficiency:
Care of Children
Transportation that is goal directed and part of approved case plan (i.e. housing search)
Identifying support systems
Service is provided to raise the academic performance of school aged youth to a level consistent with the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) Academic standards.
Tutor is an advocate and educator who can enhance the learning experience of adults and/or children by making it productive and rewarding for everyone, regardless of age. Working in partnership with the Department of Child Services (DCS), Resilient Minds supports and advocates the policies and practices to engage in and provide successful tutoring services.
Our Goals include helping adults and children by navigating to improve educational quality while remaining flexible and patient. Successful tutoring results from helpful listening, sharing experiences, collaborating about new and old material, teaching, building confidence, and sharing reliable resources. All of these goals and qualities combined, allow the student, regardless of age, to excel and raise academic performance while facilitating the education process.