What is Intensive Family Preservation (IFP)?
NHFA/UCA has partnered with Yale Child Study Center for the past 25 years to provide the Intensive Family Preservation and Reunification Program (IFP) services to families in need. IFP is a program that was designed to support families within our community that are struggling financially, emotionally, and educationally as it relates to their ability to take care of and provide for the children within their family. IFP is results based and data driven with proven efficacy due to the tenure and strength of the collaboration between UCA, Yale Child Study Center, and the State of Connecticut’s Department of Children and Families.
Who Does IFP Serve?
IFP serves families that are involved with DCF and who are at risk of being separated due to a number of variables including abuse, neglect, homelessess, and addiction. These families oftentimes are the result of longstanding inequalities within our society which have forced communities of color into poverty creating barriers in terms of adequate education surrounding the upbringing of children, the continuation of trauma, and inaccessibility to move forward. In 2019 alone, IFP successfully served 32 families.