Monday, June 7, 2010


We are going to try the IFI (intensive Family intervention) program. 

The V Center’s Community Service programs are designed to provide mental health and substance abuse services for youth ages 5 through 17 and their families in a home setting.  The community -based programs are Intensive Family Intervention (IFI) and Community Support Individual Services (CSI).
Intensive Family Intervention (IFI)
Services are delivered by a team of clinical and community support workers, and are intended to improve family functioning and preserve in-home placement as opposed to residential care placement.  Led by licensed therapists the team is focused on providing services that work to strengthen the family’s functioning of each member individually and as a family.  Treatment focuses on crisis intervention, individual and family therapies, skills building, case management, and linkage with community resources.

Community Support Individual Services (CSI)
Mental health and substance abuse services are provided in the community to assist the child/youth with needed resources in order to more fully function.  The child/youth is assisted with personal development and school performance as well as enhancement of natural support and identifying substance abuse risk factors.  In addition, the child/youth and family may receive individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, plus psychiatric and nursing services.

Keep your fingers crossed.