Intensive Family Preservation (IFP)
- Are families whose children/adolescents are at imminent risk of out-of-home placement.
- Must be willing to participate in the IFP Program. Participation from at least one parent/ care giver is voluntary, from the program’s perspective.
- Are not abusing or under the influence of illegal substances or alcohol.
- Assess and resolve concerns regarding safety and basic needs that may prevent proper care of the child in his/her home.
- Enhance and strengthen family functioning and relationships
- Increase parent’s knowledge and use of effective problem solving and parenting skills
- Connect families to appropriate community resources
Our Referral Process
- Referrals are made through the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).
- A Social Worker will contact the IFP Program to discuss the appropriateness of the referral, and to determine if there is available space in the program.
- Service will begin when an IFP worker receives a referral from the Ministry. IFP will contact the participant directly to arrange home visitation.