For those clients and families who require an in-depth, vigorous, wide-reaching and often urgent treatment program, the Family Institute of Virginia provides an all-encompassing course of assessment and therapy. The 360 Services Program addresses each particular need an individual or family may have from a comprehensive perspective recognizing the interrelated nature of both requirements and solutions. Individual and family mental health and emotional well-being, needs and treatment options cannot be effectively incorporated into a comprehensive treatment program without taking into consideration physical well-being, financial stability, family dynamics and legal soundness.
Our therapists work in concert with a network of seasoned, skilled professionals in every pertinent field to develop and implement a treatment plan that places patients in FIV 360 Services on a path toward wellbeing. The program’s flexibility and interdisciplinary approach means that it can be tailored to the specific needs of individuals, families, men, women, children, adolescents, young adults and the elderly.
When an individual family member has moderate to severe mental health issues that prevent them from independent living, impinges upon their ability to interact with others, or otherwise impacts their day-to-day lives, it often affects other family members. Similarly, the insights provided by involving and understanding the family as a whole can be instructive in identifying the underlying issues and appropriate treatment options. This is why we include the family as part of the treatment and assessment protocol.
Treatment under this comprehensive and rigorous program involves several stages including as appropriate:
An in-depth, multiple-session evaluation with a team of FIV therapists
A thorough psychiatric assessment and diagnosis
Interviews with all immediate family members and possible extended family, as well as other friends who occupy an important role in the family or with the client on a case-by-case basis
The duration of the initial stage varies, from two days to two weeks, based upon the severity of the problem and the needs of the client or client family. Clients and their families as well as significant others will leave this extensive evaluation with a complete diagnostic assessment.
Families from as far as
Residential Treatment: From a few months to several years’ duration as needed to help the client attain independent and safe productive living
Follow-Up: The follow-up care is customized to the client’s needs. FIV will choose the life coaches/caretakers and medical professional to best address the client’s mental health issues, which may be compounded or triggered by such concerns as substance abuse, medical problems, developmental crises and/or family stressors. In the past this care and support has included basic living/independent skills and relapse intervention.
If the client needs to learn to live within a community with more
independence, we have developed a customized living situation to
achieve this objective.
Some of the components include living in an apartment in
When the FIV Staff identifies a need for additional resources beyond those we provide directly, our experience and contacts provide the patient access to a network of competent professionals with whom we have longstanding relationships and about whom we have in-depth knowledge in order to further meet the needs of our clients and their families. These relationships allow us to direct the patient and family to appropriate and trusted service providers to address specific needs such as legal needs related to family law, providing support to adult children of elderly clients who need specialized/medical assistance, providing assistance in finding the appropriate facility for a client’s care such as assisted living or educational/vocational placements. In each instance FIV can help coordinate and collaborate with these experienced consultants and professionals to ensure that the overall goals of the treatment plan are being met.
The FIV 360 services Program is unique in both its dedication providing a comprehensive treatment program to individuals and families and in its willingness and ability to pull together and coordinate the resources to ensure the successful implementation of the program. Collaboration with other professionals both inside and outside FIV is one of our strong suits and is part of why we are successful. No one professional or group could possibly know what an individual or family needs under all circumstances and then have expertise to address all those needs in the best possible manner. Whether a particular circumstance requires a nutritional or physical coach, vocational training; helping a client commence or re-enter an academic program; helping secure employment or volunteer opportunities or putting in place specialized medical care we can guide you to the correct and trusted resource and help you establish a relationship in coordination with the overall treatment plan Bottom line – we at FIV know we don’t know everything which is why we have made it our business to establish a group of professionals in many disciplines to give us access to the best resources available to aid our clients and their families. It is our recognition of the value of this collaborative process and our willingness to draw together and coordinate those resources, whether our own or others, that makes us unique and that drives the success of the 360 Services Program approach where the clients interests and needs are always at the forefront.
The specialized service of the 360◦ Program is one of a kind, and Family Institute of Virginia has the ability to offer this extensive treatment because each member of our group has more than two decades of experience.