Multicultural Community Services of the Pioneer Valley, Inc.

In-Home Clinical Supports (IHCS)

MCS offers in-home behavioral support services for individuals and families enrolled in the Family Support program. Referrals to this program are initiated by the Department of Developmental Services through a closed referral process.

Behavioral Support Services is a structured, person-centered, relationship between the In-Home Clinical Specialist and the identified individual and his/her family for the purpose of addressing developmental, emotional, and behavioral needs. IHCS provides an integrated team approach with the collaboration of other service providers. The program goal is to enhance the family’s ability to respond effectively to challenging daily situations and promote each family’s capacity to care for their member with an intellectual disability.

The Behavioral Support Specialist creates a strategic treatment plan that is uniquely crafted for each individual and family that addresses family attitudes, approaches, and behaviors. Information is gathered from in-person interviews and observation, parent consultation, provider collaboration, and documentation analysis. Whether sessions take place at home, in the community, virtually, and/or at a day program, the clinician offers alternative methods and ideas that create a learning environment for the individual and their loved ones. The goal of the program is to help the identified client and his/her family understand and apply the concept and fundamental principles of recommended interventions and strategies.