Outcomes

In relation to Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT), outcomes are measured at varying levels of competencies, from skill-set development and interpersonal and community relationships to measurable data that includes low recidivism and performance in school.

Outcomes in skill set development include emotional regulation skills, managing strong emotions or distress. It also includes enhanced communication and language skills,
processing information accurately, communicating clearly. Executive functioning skills are also further developed, helping youth with organizational and planning skills. Finally, cognitive flexibility skills evolve – managing transitions, changes, deviations – as do social skills, from interpreting social cues accurately to putting events and emotions in perspective.

Outcomes also are measured in the form of Set Development. This encompasses conflict management skills, negotiation, compromise, problem solving, mediation. It deals with social problem solving and decision making, making choices, taking responsibility, being accountable. It also deals with self-knowledge skills – understanding triggers, managing symptoms, and active prevention work – as well as personal safety skills and
safety to prevent re-traumatization through alternative coping options for self-harming behaviors

IHBT is an episode of care for a youth meeting a certain level of care, nonetheless, the needs of a youth may continue past the treatment episode. Therefore, continuing care planning is often needed as well as final planning with the youth and family team for further service coordination..Who will be there for the family when services end?
Where can they find additional resources and supports if and when needed? And how to continue building and re-building natural support systems and mentors/supports?