The AIHA program was designed in response to an identified need to provide services to the juvenile delinquent population.

The goal of the program is to reduce the number of youth removed from their homes and assist in the early return of youth who have been removed from their homes as a result of delinquency. To effectively treat the adolescent, it is essential that the entire family be involved.

The AIHA program provides culturally appropriate advocacy, support and connections with community-based services that enable families to remain together, successfully reunites the family with the adolescent in an out-of-home placement, and assists with problem solving that will assure family continuity, permanency and healthy functioning.

The AIHA program was designed in response to an identified need to provide services to the juvenile delinquent population and also for those adolescents who are at risk for becoming involved with the criminal justice system.

The AIHA program engages each individual client based on the entire family’s strengths and needs. The identified client is the at-risk adolescent, but service provisions are tailored to meet the entire family’s needs. For one family, this may mean assistance with transportation to employment interviews or assistance with locating court ordered community service opportunities. Among the typical services that are provided are crisis intervention, family counseling, parenting and other skills training, respite care, housing location assistance, child development and behavior management, along with concrete services such as emergency assistance for food, utilities, clothes and medicine and community-related resource referrals.

AIHA is an intensive home-based program with a mandated minimum weekly face-to-face contact with the family.

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