Intensive Home-Care

Gaston Adolescent Center Intensive In-Home program is Nationally Accredited and recognized by CARF International as a leading program that serves children 5 years of age to 18. The Intensive In-Home program is led by a License Clinical therapist who coordinate a three-person teams that provide person-centered and family-focused treatment for children and adolescents who are at risk of out-of-home placement and/or need to be stabilized within the home setting.

Teams provide skill-building training to the child/ adolescent and their family in the home and equip caregivers with parenting skills to maintain and/or stabilize the child or adolescent in the home using Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques and interventions.

Goals of Intensive In-Home services:

  • Provide individual and family therapeutic services that address high-risk behaviors, emotional and mental health problems.
  • Provide first-responder intervention and support to address crisis situations.
  • Link to appropriate community services and resources
  • Prevent out-of-home placement for the child or adolescent.

Gaston Adolescent Center provide -School-Based Therapy on site in over 15 of Gaston County Schools. Therapists work directly with the students, parents and school staff to identify students who may benefit from therapy services at the school level. School Based therapy services offer individual, group, and family therapy, crisis intervention, teacher/staff consultation, and appropriate referrals to other mental health services, if needed. School-based therapists provide therapeutic counseling in dealing with emotional and behavioral problems including, but not limited to:

  • Anger management
  • Peer pressure
  • Bullying behaviors
  • Issues of divorce
  • Abuse or neglect
  • Issues of adjustment
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Truancy, absenteeism, and tardiness
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Conduct Disorder