Comprehensive Assessment Research & Evaluation (CARE) Clinic

Children’s Intensive Services (CIS)

The CIS program provides short-term therapeutic, supportive, and intensive home-based services to families with children/youth, up to 21 years of age, who may have recently been hospitalized or are at risk of being hospitalized or removed from the family and put into out-of-home placement. CIS provides a family-based approach to defuse the current crisis, evaluate its nature, stabilize the home, and prevent out-of-home placement. This program helps preserve the family and reduce the likelihood of a recurrence. Families have access to interventions through crisis response 24 hours a day and seven days per week by the CIS team.

Services Provided:

  • Behavioral Skills
  • Parent Education
  • Family Therapy
  • Building Communication Skills
  • Connecting to Resources
  • Mutually Developed Goals

What Families Learn

  • Crisis-Resolution—CIS assists the entire family in crisis resolution through individualized services developed in partnership with the family.
  • Establishing Home Stability—CIS strives to keep the family intact by providing home-based behavioral support.
  • Coping and Social Skills—CIS provides self-help and living skills to the child while providing parenting skills to help family members cope with the child/youth’s disorder.
  • Providing Support—CIS monitors effectiveness of interventions and progress while ensuring connections to needed community resources for food, utilities, housing, clothing, and other needs.

CIS is not a stand-alone service. It is used to support an ongoing primary mental health service such as mental health therapy or case management.

For more information, please contact our office at (760) 552-6700