Government Contract | Arkansas
Intensive Family Services

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00002052230

Bid Title: Intensive Family Services

Agency Bid No. Title: 710-20-0019

Received Date: 02/07/2020

Close Date: 03/02/2020

Purchase Type: Term:

Delivery Point: Not Stated, Arkansas

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Bidder Preregistration


Specifications include, but are not limited to: A. Contractor shall use Homebuilders model which is an evidence-based model that uses time-limited intensivecounseling, in-home crisis intervention, life-skills building, support services, and referrals to resources to helpstrengthen families and prevent out-of-home placement of children. Contractor services must promote thesafety of all family members while helping the family learn how to stay together successfully. The goal is safelykeeping children, when possible, with their families and preventing unnecessary out-of-home placement byproviding intensive, on-site intervention, and teaching families new problem-solving skills to prevent futurecrisis. Contractor shall include the family in assessment, goal setting and treatment planning.B. Contractor shall provide services to families with children from birth to seventeen (17) years old who are atimminent risk of an out-of-home placement, including post adoption situations. It also may include, undercertain circumstances, families who have already experienced an out-of-home placement and reunification isplanned. Exceptions may also be approved by DCFS In-Home Program Manager or designee, on a case bycase basis, when IFS would prevent a child from multiple placement disruptions.C. The Contractors therapist shall provide a wide range of counseling services, using research-based motivationalinterviewing and cognitive behavioral interventions to increase life skills and improve individual and familyfunctioning. In addition, the therapist shall assist families enhance their social support network and accessbasic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing. Services must be intensive and individualized specifically tothe clients needs. These services must be delivered within a trauma-informed care network and providers mustbe well versed in the impact trauma has on family dynamics. In-home prevention cases often require activitiessurrounding improving the safety of the home, supervision of the children, addressing parental depressionand/or alcohol and substance abuse, and helping families access community supports. Reunification casesoften require activities related to helping the parent prepare for the child to come back home, such as findingchildcare and re-enrolling in school, and helping the family adjust to living together again.D. Contractor shall cultivate relationships with other community providers for the purpose of helping familiesaccess community supports.E. Contractor shall accept referrals by the DCFS family service worker. Contractor shall work with the DCFSCounty Supervisor or designee to determine appropriateness of referral, using Arkansass definition ofcandidate for foster care and the referral criteria set by HomeBuilders.

Product Code: 95243

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: State of Arkansas - Department of Human Services

State: Arkansas

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Margurite Al-Uqdah Office of Procurement, 700 Main Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201

Phone: 501-682-8743

Fax: 501-682-1000




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