ServicesIntensive Placement Stabilization Program
Adjusting to a new home life can be hard on children, youth and caregivers. When a child is matched with a new foster family or reunited with their biological family, Kaleidoscope provides comprehensive support services to meet the child’s needs and ease the transition.
Change can be hard for any child, and it’s especially difficult for the children served at Kaleidoscope, who have already experienced the trauma of abuse or neglect. When a young person is placed in a foster home or reunited with their biological family, building trust and a sense of security is vital to helping them heal.
Children and youth who receive our Intensive Placement Stabilization Services are moving out of a residential facility, their biological family’s home or a foster family home. Whether they are moving into a new foster home or being reunited with their biological family, they receive extra services and support to make the transition easier on them and their caregivers.
In preparation for a move, Kaleidoscope’s team of clinicians meet to determine what services would best benefit the family, whether it is specialized in-home medical services, mental health therapy, group counseling or connections to housing, food and other resources in the community. Once the child is moved into their new home, we make regular visits to check in on the family, arrange necessary health services and medical care, and are available around the clock to meet the family’s needs as they adjust to living together.
Through this program, we ease the transition for children and youth, affirming their security and permanency in their home. Together, we ensure the child’s safety and well-being, reducing their stress and anxiety, building networks of support and reducing the need for further moves.
- In FY16, we ensured the safety, permanency and well-being of 125 youth through our Intensive Placement Stabilization Services.
- In FY16, 68 percent of youth served were able to stay in their same placements while they received IPS services.
- About 50 percent of youth who received IPS services during FY16 experienced a reduction in traumatic stress symptoms, and 30.7 percent of youth experienced a decrease in emotional/behavioral needs.
How You Can Help
The best way to help children and youth in our Intensive Placement Stabilization Services is to make a donation to support our work. We maintain low staff-to-family ratios to ensure that we can provide the specialized care and attention that each of our families need. This commitment to care is at the core of our mission, and it relies on individual donors to help us fund our programs. Make your gift now to help keep families as our focus.