Boys and Girls Village

Intensive In-Home Services (IICAPS)

Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) is a program for children and adolescents ages 6 to 18 with serious emotional disorders and their families.

IICAPS offers intensive clinical services and support to children and youth returning from out-of-home care or who are at risk of requiring out-of-home care due to psychiatric, emotional, or behavioral difficulties. Services take place in the child’s home and involve the family and community.

Our goal is to provide clinical intervention and supports necessary to help each client maintain their place in his or her home and community.

Program requirements and eligibility

  • Children and adolescents ages 6 to 18
  • Services are delivered for an average of 6 months. IICAPS staff also provide around-the-clock emergency crisis response.
  • Children who can be discharged from psychiatric hospitals or residential treatment facilities with additional in-home support
  • Children in acute psychiatric crisis for whom hospitalization is being considered
  • Intermediate-level children with community treaters who require more intensive intervention to assure stability
  • Referrals to IICAPS are typically made by the DCF area offices, System-of-Care Collaboratives, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, and community providers. Eligibility for IICAPS services does not require DCF-involvement.
  • Parents may also inquire directly to the agency about enrolling their child in the program.

Boys & Girls Village’s clinical team, including master’s-level clinician and a bachelor’s-level mental health counselor, provide oversight and services for all clients. Our team is supported by a clinical supervisor and a child & adolescent psychiatrist.

Program philosophy

All treatment, care and support services are provided in a context that is:

  • Child centered
  • Family-focused
  • Strength based
  • Culturally competent
  • Responsive to each child’s psychosocial, developmental, and treatment care needs
  • The program makes use of a consistent treatment team to provide comprehensive assessments, case management, individual and family treatment, and crisis intervention.

For more information, call our Bridgeport office, (203) 330-6790 and ask to speak with the IICAPS program manager.