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Medicaid Services

This program provides intensive, time-limited in-home services for children and adolescents under the age of 21 who are at risk of being moved into an out-of-home placement or are being transitioned to home from an out-of-home placement.


As of December 1, 2016, children and adolescents with Medicaid no longer need to obtain a VICAP in order to receive in-home counseling services. Families can call Family Priority directly and an assessment can be immediately scheduled. Once approved by Magellan, services can begin.

Services Provided

  • Individual counseling
  • Crisis intervention and 24-hour emergency response
  • Communication skill development (problem-solving, interpersonal skill development, anger management).
  • Service coordination of services with other providers

Eligibility Requirements

Child or adolescent must:

  • Have Medicaid insurance
  • Be between the ages of 4 and 21
  • Demonstrate a clinical necessity arising from a condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities, which places them at risk for removal from their home.

Home-Based Counseling

Our mental health services are offered in our Fairfax and Williamsburg locations. They include:

In this strengths-based and family-focused program, our home-based counselors serve as advocates for children and their families. They provide assistance, support and training to build natural supports, attaining and sustaining community placement, preserving the family structure, and assisting the parents to effectively meet the needs of their children in a safe, positive, and healthy manner. They identify and coordinate needed services and provide services including, but not limited to:

  • Family counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Parenting
  • Skill building
  • Anger management
  • Communication
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Supervised visits
  • Behavioral interventions
  • Crisis treatment

Level 3 Counseling

When traditional in-home services are not enough and residential treatment is too much, Level 3 Development Services include attachment services, developmental services and trauma services.

Attachment services seek to support children and their families to form more secure attachments.

Services include:

  • A comprehensive assessment of parent-child relations, to include areas of strength as well as areas requiring continued growth
  • Parent psycho-education didactic interventions based upon current research models

Developmental services address children’s behaviors through the lens of development.

Services include:

  • Developmental assessment to examine the child’s level of functioning in areas such as problem solving, communication and rules development
  • Individualized intervention plan that supports the child’s growth to the next developmental level
  • Parenting psycho-education
  • Didactic strategies to meet children’s current developmental needs

These services have been shown to be extremely effective for children transitioning from a residential or hospital setting back into the home; or to prevent an out-of-home placement.

Trauma services seek to provide clinically proven interventions to help children and their families manage and recover after trauma.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive trauma assessment
  • Development of an individualized Trauma Intervention Plan
  • Evidenced-based cognitive behavioral therapeutic approaches

Parent Coaching

Our home-based individualized parent education program will provide parents a unique opportunity for empowerment and family growth.  Parent Coaching may be done when a youth is living in the home, or prior to the transition home from an out of home placement.

Family Priority’s Parent Assessment consists of three essential components:

  • Assessing a child’s developmental levels and determining related parenting needs
  • Identifying family, parent, and child strengths that can be utilized in increasing family cohesion
  • Exploring natural supports within the family and additional community resources that can be utilized to increase family support
  • Identifying risks and protective factors within the family

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This group or team, functions to serve the youth and family’s achievement of safety, permanency, stability and well- being. The family team will bring together the wisdom and expertise of family and friends, as well as the resources, experience and expertise of formal supports. The team will work together to meet the needs which the youth and family have identified and prioritized.

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