The Intensive Child and Adolescent Network exists to address the needs of children, up to age 18, and their families with mental illness, substance abuse, behavioral and conduct disorders, family problems, and other issues causing them to have difficulty functioning at home, in school, and/or in the community.
Through collaboration with natural supports and service providers, clients will be assisted to gain skills necessary to progress through life and realize their potential.
Services are provided at four county outpatient clinics, some schools, and sometimes in the homes.
Medicaid, insurance, and a sliding fee are accepted.
Intensive Child & Adolescent Services include an individualized treatment plan with goals identified by the child and/or his/her parent/guardian. These services may include individual and family therapy, in-school counseling, individual and/or group skill building, and case management. The Child & Adolescent Case Managers work closely with DCS family case managers, probation, schools, and other referral sources to ensure a comprehensive and successful outcome.
Children up to age 18 who score a 3 or higher on the CANS (Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths).
Network for Safe Families
A program that is voluntary and no-cost for families to gain home-based case management.
Families who are at risk of child abuse or neglect are eligible for services.
www.scan.com, NIW Referral, noting interest in Network for Safe Families service, County Department of Children Services. Contact SCAN (260)421-5000 or SCAN Website
Home based case management provided by partner agency within one of three service tracks: Mental Health Additions; Social Service; Mental Retardation Developmental Delay. Family assigned to service track based on presenting issue and home-based services provided by an agency specializing in that area of service. For a list of providers and referral sources, please contact a partner agency in your county or SCAN. Home based services are approached with a “do for”, “do with”, and a “cheer on” attitude.
What is Wraparound?
Wraparound is a planning process that follows a series of steps to help families realize and achieve their hopes and dreams. Wraparound brings together family members as well as those involved with the family to help them reach their goals. The wraparound program looks a little different for every family because every family has their own unique needs, strengths, and goals.
Through the wraparound process, a family and their team develop, implement, and fine-tune a plan of care that is individualized to achieve positive outcomes for the family.
Wraparound is funded through Medicaid and the Department of Child Services.
Who does wraparound work with?
Northeast Indiana Wraparound provides care for families located in Northeast Indiana.
The program works with teens and children having severe emotional problems as well as issues at school and home.
Northeastern Center serves as the access site for families to engage in the Wraparound program.
What can I expect from Wraparound?
A Wraparound Facilitator to contact you and schedule a time to visit you at home.
- The Wraparound Facilitator will get to know you and your family.
- Your family will create a family vision of what you want to achieve over time.
- Regular team meetings to discuss the care of your family.
- Copies of all plans and reports.
The philosophical principles of wraparound have long provided the basis for understanding this widely-practiced service delivery model.
- Family voice and choice: the family’s perspective is prioritized and the plan reflects the family’s values and preferences.
- Team based: wraparound meetings take place with a family team. A family team is made up of family members and those involved in their care (e.g. probation, neighbors, teachers, CPS workers).
- Natural supports: family team actively seeks out members from personal and community relationships.
- Collaboration: team members work together and share responsibility for creating, implementing, and monitoring plans.
- Strength-based: the wraparound process and plan identifies, builds on, and enhances capabilities, knowledge, skills, and assets of all family members.
Reasons Families Call Wraparound
- Family members are experiencing mental health or substance abuse problems.
- Children are having behavioral problems at home, at school, or in the community.
- Domestic violence situations.
- Family is adjusting to the death of a family member or divorce.
- Family would like to function without involvement with DCS.
- Parents are overwhelmed and don’t know what to do with the children.
- Family has many service providers and doesn’t know how to keep up.
To contact the Access Site call: (855) 349-2920.
For more information on any of our adolescent services, contact any one of the Northeastern Center offices listed below: