Crisis services can be utilized to prevent the removal of the child(ren) and the family centered practice of home based services is the best avenue to provide crisis services.
These crisis services are for families who have children at imminent risk of removal. Imminent risk is defined as: immediate threat of injury or harm to a child when no interventions have occurred to protect the child. The goal is to resolve the immediate crisis, prevent removal of the child, and to transition and/or link the family to needed services.
Ireland Home Based Services is available to provide crisis intervention services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additionally, our staff can be available to meet with a family in crisis within one hour of receiving a referral. A summary of the intervention will be sent to the referring worker within 24 hours.