Intensive Family Support Program

“One Family, One Team, One Plan”

IFSP

Youth & Family Services, in collaboration with the SOCC, are working directly with families and youth referred into the Intensive Family Support Program to make family directed systems changes and help them develop the skills necessary to maintain a healthy, safe, nurturing, and stable family environment.

The Intensive Family Support Program will reduce the number of youth with behavioral health needs who require residential placement, whether in enter the juvenile justice system or residential drug and alcohol treatment facilities.

The Intense Family Support Program is designed to:

• Work directly with families and youth to make family-directed systems changes

• Help families and youth develop the skills necessary to maintain a healthy, safe, nurturing, and stable family environment

• Reduce the number of youth with behavioral health needs who require residential placement, enter the juvenile justice system, or enter residential drug and alcohol treatment facilities

More Information

• The Intensive Family Support Program is an innovative, community-based program developed in response to findings of the Rapid City Systems of Care Collaborative (SOCC) and at the request of the SD Department of Social Services.

• The ultimate goal of the Intensive Family Support Program is to increase the number of families who develop the skills necessary to maintain a healthy, safe, nurturing, and stable family environment and reduce the number of children and youth with behavioral health needs that require residential placement.

• The Intensive Family Support Program will show that partnering with families successfully affects family systems changes, improves family members’ healthy behaviors, and reduces out-of-home placements.

• The program also will show that this holistic family systems change approach is more cost effective and results in more long-term positive outcomes for the target population and the community than residential care.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number H17MC30734, Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.