Integrated Family Stabilization Program

Excelsior’s Integrated Family Stabilization (IFS) and Integrated Family Preservation (IFP)  programs work with youth (ages 0-18) and their families to build upon strengths to improve the overall mental health and well-being of the family system. Individual, group and family services are delivered in home- and community-based environments in order to reduce family conflict, reduce child behavior problems and prevent out-of-home placement and/or help youth transition successfully back into the home. Both programs are time-limited and goal-oriented with limited objectives.

Integrated Family Stabilization Program

The Family Stabilization program provides up to 90 days of intensive therapy services for youth and families assessed at a high level of acuity. This program is limited to youth at imminent risk of out-of-home placement or those transitioning home from a higher level of care.

Services & Therapies Offered*:

• Case Assessment and Interagency Case Management Services
• Individual & Family Psychotherapies, Coaching, Training, Peer Support
• Specialized Group Therapies for youth (ages 10-18) and their families
• Early Childhood Psychotherapies, Education, Coaching, Peer Support (ages 0-7)
• Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders: Trauma, Sexual Exploitation, Substance Abuse
• Crisis Intervention Services
• Mental Health and Co-occurring Condition Diagnostic Services
• High-level Trauma Assessments
• Sexual Exploitation Assessment
• Substance Abuse Assessment
• Transition Planning and Management, Safety Planning
• Education, Skill Building and Home Management Assistance
• Wraparound Services (Family and Peer Support Partners)
• Afterschool Groups and Activities
• Animal-Assisted Therapy (Canine and Equine)
• Expressive Arts, Movement and Play Therapies
• Behavioral Coaching

Evidence-Based Modalities Used:

• Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
• Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
• Child/Parent Psychotherapy Model (CPP) (ages 0-6)
• Solution-Focused Therapy
• Trauma-informed Care
• Motivational Interviewing

*Treatment plans are individually tailored to meet the unique needs of each child and their family. Any combination of these services are available to clients in the Integrated Family Stabilization program.

Download a Copy of Excelsior’s IFS Brochure