STAAND Youth Services, Inc. (STAAND) is a Community Based Therapeutic Day Treatment and Intensive In-Home Mental Health Services Program established in 2016 to meet the needs of youth in Sussex County, Virginia. STAAND provides two programs to the children and families through a unique partnership with Sussex County Public Schools. Therapeutic Day Treatment Services (TDT) Through our TDT program, we provide interventions and therapy services in both the school and home designed to successfully address a child’s mental health, emotional, and behavioral issues that create a barrier to learning. Typically, STAAND’s mental health service providers work on the same schedule as the teachers within the school and offer additional flexibility to meet student and school needs. STAAND’s qualified staff are available on teacher workdays and before and after school for collaborative meetings, family sessions, and other events as needed. Individual and group counseling to improve social functioning and emotional regulation. Intensive In-Home Services Intensive In-Home Services are home-based mental health services that are designed to meet each child and family’s unique needs through crisis management, intensive case management, counseling, family therapy, and skills training. It is a time-limited service, which aims to provide youth and their families with assistance diffusing current crises, improving coping skills, and strengthening relationships. The primary goal of the service is to prevent out-of-home placement or provide transition services from out-of-home placement back into the home. Intensive In-Home services are designed to provide assistance to parents with learning effective discipline techniques and parenting skills. Additionally, these services assist families in developing stronger relationships and communication skills. The purpose of the service is to help families solve problems within the context of their families rather than through placement outside of the home. Services are based on the belief that the family is the most powerful social institution and that families should be supported and maintained whenever possible. Intensive In-Home services seek to develop, support and empower the family unit by teaching problem-solving skills, assisting parents in becoming advocates for themselves, and coordination of available community resources. Intensive In-Home Services require complete family involvement and cooperation by all family members as well as the family’s dedication to the service for the most favorable outcome. Families must be willing to commit to the length and intensity of the service. The Intensive In-Home Service staff is available to families for crisis response 24 hours a day, seven days a week.