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Adult Behavioral Health Therapeutic Homes

Structures of the program:

  • Homes serve between one and three residents, with providers available to monitor them on a 24-hour basis.
  • Each resident has their needs assessed and a specific ABC (Antecedent Behavior and Consequence) treatment plan is then tailored to help them achieve their goals along with a full Functional
  • Behavioral Assessment.
  • Intermountain Coordinators provide support and oversight of the homes and the resident’s treatment progress through weekly home visits.
  • As the resident meets their goals, new ones are set until they are ready for the next step in their recovery.

Skills we teach:

  • Basic independent living skills such as household budgeting, cooking, laundry, and navigating Tucson’s public transportation system.
  • Social and communication skills.
  • Conflict management, setting and maintaining boundaries.
  • Interviewing and job placement techniques.
  • Anger management: how to identify triggers, identification of coping skills, and support in the application of these skills.
  • Managing symptoms of medical conditions and identifying triggers for substance use
  • Addiction recovery through community support groups; assistance in choosing a sponsor.

Our therapeutic providers:

  • Are highly-trained individuals at least 21 years of age who meet both DHS and Intermountain Centers’ licensing standards.
  • Can clearly demonstrate patience, compassion for residents, teamwork, and sound judgment.
  • Have received at least four hours of clinical supervision per month from Intermountain Coordinators.
  • Monitor the self-administration of residents’ prescription and over-the-counter medications.
  • Must complete on-going training to total 24 hours of annual continuing education.

Adult Developmental Homes

  • Developmental homes are foster homes that serve adults with the following diagnoses:
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Autism
    • Epilepsy
    • Cognitive/Intellectual Disabilities
  • These homes are designed to maximize the functioning of the individuals placed in them.
  • Intermountain Centers’ program focuses on individualized support plans that promote the development of self-care, leisure, academic, vocational, social and community skills.
  • Care providers assist individuals placed in their charge to achieve and maintain a quality of life that promotes their vision of the future.
  • With the help of Intermountain’s support staff, care providers’ homes are licensed and certified as developmental homes.
  • Intermountain staff supports care providers to ensure that the needs of the individuals placed in their homes are met.
  • Intermountain establishes a contract with the developmental home provider that includes a rate of reimbursement for each person placed in a developmental home.