The Homebuilders Model
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Homebuilders is an intensive in-home family crisis intervention and education program designed to prevent the unnecessary out-of-home placement of children in state funded foster care, group care, psychiatric hospitals or corrections institutions. Homebuilders programs operate in four Washington State Counties-King, Pierce, Snohomish and Spokane. Since 1987, Homebuilders has also had a program in the Bronx, New York City. In the Homebuilders Program, families learn new behaviors in the environment where they will need to use them. In the majority of cases, parents can learn to set limits, control their emotions, and provide for their children's basic needs. The mother was trying to refer a friend who was having trouble to Homebuilders. Most families served by Homebuilders are very needy in a number of areas and the therapists' experiences with each family are often very intense. The nurse requested that the Homebuilders intervention coincide with the release of the Clark's infant daughter from the hospital.