Psychosocial support is a service which encompasses expert procedures and other forms of assistance and support aimed at encouraging the development and improvement of cognitive, functional, communication, speech and language, social and educational skills of beneficiariesPsychosocial support services may be granted to individuals, families or foster parents, and they are provided individually or in groups.
Psychosocial support services are provided in the beneficiary’s family, foster family, at other service providers who meet the prescribed requirements, or in other locations as needed by the beneficiary.
Psychosocial support services may be provided in the presence and with the participation of family members.
Psychosocial support services may be granted for a period of up to one year, and, by way of exception, for as long as the need persists, based on expert assessment.
Psychosocial support services for individualsPsychosocial support services for individuals are granted in order to help them overcome difficulties and empower them to face their developmental and other disabilities, old age, emergency situations, domestic violence, participating in everyday community life, overcoming traumatic experiences, behavioural issues and other unfavourable circumstances.
Psychosocial support services are granted to individuals based on a risk assessment, as well as an assessment of strengths and needs in accordance with an individual change plan.
Psychosocial support for children with developmental disabilities or persons with disabilities is granted based on an expert assessment carried out by the service provider regarding the type, duration and frequency of service, based on which an individual change plan is created.
Psychosocial support is provided within the beneficiary’s family or foster family for up to five hours a week, and at other service providers for up to six hours a week, and no more than three hours a day, including up to four hours individually, and the rest within a group.
Psychosocial support services for familiesPsychosocial support services for families are granted so as to overcome difficulties within the family, gain parental skills, and strengthen the family in order to enable them to function in everyday life.
Psychosocial support services for families are granted when issues and difficulties may only be resolved through changes in the family, when the family requires expert assistance and support for the education and care of their children, in order to gain knowledge and skills to become better parents, or for the purposes of everyday care and support, i.e. when working with family members is aimed at improving their relationships.
Psychosocial support services are granted to families based on a risk assessment, as well as an assessment of strengths and needs in accordance with an individual change plan.
Psychosocial support is provided within the family for up to five hours a week, exceptionally at service providers for up to six hours a week, and no more than two hours a day.
Psychosocial support services for foster familiesPsychosocial support services for foster families encompass expert assistance for the purpose of overcoming difficulties and strengthening the foster family in order for them to gain skills needed to fulfil specific needs of children and adults who have been granted foster family accommodation services.
Psychosocial support for foster families is provided within the family for up to five hours a week, exceptionally at service providers for up to six hours a week, and no more than two hours a day.