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Intensive Services

Intensive Services

Intensive services help children birth to 18 years of age experiencing severe emotional and/or behavioral problems to avoid hospitalization, placement out of their homes or schools, or serious problems in their social and family relationships. Treatment includes a broad array of services to:

  • Reduce acute symptoms
  • Teach effective coping skills
  • Help family members or caretakers find solutions for their child’s behavioral or emotional problems
Request an Appointment

To request an appointment, please call our Intake Department at (401) 276-4020

Children referred for intensive services will receive a clinical assessment to determine eligibility. Eligibility criteria include behavioral and emotional symptoms that significantly interfere with the child’s functioning at home, in school and/or in the community. Length and amount of intensive services received is determined by insurance.

About Our Intensive Services

Intensive services are provided by teams of child and family specialists, including therapists, family support specialists and family service coordinators. The team develops individualized treatment plans with families to guide them in making positive, healthy changes for the whole family. Services are provided in the family’s home, in the child’s school, at The Providence Center and in other settings within the family’s community so that children will have the opportunity to put their new skills to work where they live, learn and play.

Our Services Include
  • Crisis/emergency assessment and intervention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Family support and care coordination
  • Family assessment
  • Behavior management and parenting strategies
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Service coordination with other providers in the community
  • Assistance navigating service and treatment options

Health Transition

HT youth and young adults are ages 16-25 living with a Serious Emotional Disturbance or Serious Mental Illness including: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizotypal personality disorder, schizophreniform disorder, schizoid personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, bipolar disorder, cyclothymic disorder, major depressive disorder (recurrent), persistent depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, delusional disorder, psychotic disorder, or first episode psychosis, and who may have a co-occurring substance use disorder.

This includes but is not limited to young people aging out of foster care and/or the Rhode Island Training School. The expectation of this program is that this program will improve emotional and behavioral health functioning and overall health so that youth and young adults served can maximize their potential to assume adult roles/responsibilities and lead full and productive lives.

RIHT Teams offer a holistic array of services including:
  • Prescription, medication management, and support
  • Nursing, health, and wellness services
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Group therapy including but not limited to DBT
  • Family therapy
  • Family support
  • Psychoeducation
  • Supported employment
  • Supported education
  • Primary care coordination
  • Case Management
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment
  • Peer recovery services

This is a Grant funded program.