Supporting CHILDREN in CRISIS
UMFS’ Leland House provides short-term (up to 45 days) intervention and stabilization for children ages 12 to 17 in Fairfax County who are in crisis and cannot remain in their home or current residential setting.
To learn what to expect as a family member of a resident, please click here.
Caring, Comprehensive Intervention
We empower children to overcome their behavioral or emotional issues through individual, group and family therapy, education and recreational opportunities. Children receive clinical case management with the most up-to-date, evidence-based practices in a structured, therapeutic environment. With on-site, 24-hour supervision by compassionate adults, the children are stabilized so that they can return home or to another safe residence.
- Provides a 1:4 staffing ratio.
- Teaches social skills through experiential and project-based learning.
- Targets executive functioning skills using visual schedules and supports, as well as behavior self management
- Delivers individualized academic instruction on SOL curriculum and IEP goals.
- Offers multiple therapeutic opportunities to meet the child’s developmental, preventive and remedial needs.
- Offers continuity in academics with Fairfax County school teachers on site.
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Intensive Care Coordination
As part of the Systems of Care model, Intensive Care Coordination and Family Support Partners work as part of a team to support Fairfax County families who have children living with mental illness. Services are for Leland House residents or may be provided on an outpatient basis.
This unique approach offers the following benefits:
- 24/7 Support: Parent Support Partners are on-call around the clock for support.
- Long-term Care: Care can be provided for up to 15 months, if needed.
- Choice: Provides parents with unique treatment choices.
- Independence: Family builds formal and informal supports in the community that last a lifetime.
Criteria for acceptance into this program are:
- Children up to age 18.
- Non-aggressive except for isolated incidents.
- Minimum IQ of 68, with exceptions.