The Intensive Family Preservation Program (IFP) is a brief, intensive, in-home program designed to prevent the placement of children who have been exposed to child abuse and or neglect. The program provides home-based family therapy, crisis-intervention, parenting education, advocacy, coordination with community service providers, assistance with concrete needs, and linkage to community resources. The program is strength-based, and assists parents to improve parent-child relationships and gain self-sufficiency and stability. Families are referred for Intensive Family services by th staff of the Greater New Haven, Metro New Haven, and Meriden area offices of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
Through a longstanding collaboration, Yale Child Study Center provides clinical supervision of the IFP program at New Haven Family Alliance, an organization offering case management, advocacy and empowerment services to New Haven youth and families.