IIFT is a highly effective model of family treatment for more serious childhood mental health issues such as oppositional defiant disorder, depression, anxiety, self-harm, substance use, and so on in which weekly outpatient therapy alone hasn’t been effective.
IIFT is soundly grounded in science-based treatment approaches and clinical interventions . At its theoretical core lies attachment-based family therapies designed to reduce conflict, enhance communication, reduce symptom severity, and build closer, stronger family connections.
With more parents struggling to find treatment for their son or daughter's mental health struggles, Intensive In-Home Family Treatment (IIFT) has become a powerful treatment model. Research has shown that one of the most effective ways to treat childhood mental illness is through effective family therapy. IIFT provides a specialized team of clinicians that resolve the most challenging emotional and behavioral needs of children and teens through an innovative approach using 24/7 real-time coaching.
KCRA3's Project Community featured a story on California's innovative community-based groups addressing mental health issues. Intensive In-Home Family Treatment (IIFT) was highlighted as a break through treatment option. Watch this video to learn more about one family's perspective and how it has helped them succerssfully treat their son's depression and highly oppositional behavior.
A Family-Based Model of Treatment for Children and Adolescents Who Suffer From Depression, Anxiety, and Other Serious Mental Health Issues
If families so choose, optional virtual technology (cameras in the home) allows for real-time coaching, thereby making IIFT available to families anywhere in the U.S. Our clinicians provide advice and support 24/7 to help guide families to peacefully resolve conflicts as they occur.
A Highly Effective, Family -Based Treatment Approach