Intensive Family Preservation (IFP)
Intensive Family Preservation (IFP) is a short-term, intensive, in-home service designed to intervene quickly to:
- Reduce immediate safety risks
- Curb the risk of future abuse and/or neglect
- Prevent the need for out-of-home placement
IFP is designed to empower and strengthen families, so they can survive traumatic situations. To achieve this, IFP staff visit the home a minimum of two times (five hours) per week for 12 weeks, offering interventions designed to:
- Develop effective parenting skills
- Increase self-sufficiency and coping abilities
- Connect the family with needed community resources
- Provide support and guidance to ensure safety in the home
Who IFP serves
IFP serves biological families, relative (kinship) foster families, and pre-/post- adoptive families living in the greater Bridgeport area with at least one child from birth to 17 at high risk of removal and/or placement disruption, and who are currently involved with the Connecticut Department of Children and Families.
For more information, call our Bridgeport office, (203) 330-6790 and ask to speak with the IFP program manager.