Intensive Family Support Program

Intensive Family Support Program

The Intensive Family Support Program (IFSP) at The Buckeye Ranch is an intensive, home-based treatment program designed for children suffering from mental health issues, trauma, and/or substance abuse. We adhere to the Integrative Family and Systems Treatment (I-FAST) approach, which is organized around elements that are common in successful evidence-based models. The I-FAST approach focuses on treating the family as a whole, building solutions, achieving change, and using available resources in the community.

What kind of care does the IFSP program offer?

  • Intensive interventions
  • 2 to 4 meetings per week in the family‚Äôs home
  • 24-hour crisis intervention
  • Transition assistance from hospitalization, residential treatment, inpatient substance abuse treatment and foster care
  • Case management
  • Aftercare linkages with other programs within The Buckeye Ranch

Who can receive IFSP treatment?

Children between the ages of 5 and 17.5 can receive IFSP treatment depending on their needs and situations. Your child could benefit from IFSP services if you can answer yes to any of the following questions:

  • Does your child have self-harmful behaviors?
  • Do they suffer from severe depression? Aggression?
  • Are they abusing alcohol or drugs?
  • Has your child survived trauma and is working to overcome it?
  • Is there anything else that concerns you?