1. The child or youth has emotional or behavior problems that:
a. Have persisted over a significant period of time or, though only in evidence for a short period of time, are of such a critical nature that intervention is warranted;
b. Are significantly disabling and are present in several community settings, such as at home, in school or with peers; and
c. Require services or resources that are unavailable or inaccessible, or that are beyond the normal agency services or routine collaborative processes across agencies, or require coordinated interventions by at least two agencies.
2. The child or youth has emotional or behavior problems, or both, and currently is in, or is at imminent risk of entering, purchased residential care. In addition, the child or youth requires services or resources that are beyond normal agency services or routine collaborative processes across agencies, and requires coordinated services by at least two agencies.
3. The child or youth requires placement for purposes of special education in approved private school educational programs.
4. The child or youth requires foster care services as defined in § 63.2-905.
B. For purposes of determining eligibility for the state pool of funds, "child" or "youth" means (i) a person younger than 18 years of age or (ii) any individual through 21 years of age who is otherwise eligible for mandated services of the participating state agencies including special education and foster care services.
Click on the link to read the entire code: Code of Virginia: State Pool Funds Eligibility
Parents can become overwhelmed by a child’s difficult behavior. We recognize that every family has its unique strengths and challenges. Parents work with a partnering agency representative to determine the best service for the child. The job of the FAPT is to ensure that parents (through the partnering agency representative) have access to the services needed to understand and manage their child’s behavior.