Intensive In-Home Child & Psychiatric Service (IICAPS)

IICAPS (Intensive In-home Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Services) is a Yale University Child Study Center model providing intensive treatment for children with severe emotional disorders.

  • IICAPS addresses the comprehensive needs of children with psychiatric disorders whose families need assistance in managing their behaviors to keep them safe at home and in the community.
  • The IICAPS program was developed in 1996 by a team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and mental health providers at Yale University to meet the growing needs of families with children with persistent psychiatric disorders.
  • IICAPS is proven to be useful with children who are returning home from psychiatric hospitalization, at-risk for institutionalization or hospitalization, or need more support than traditional outpatient services.

A Program that Comes to You!

IICAPS is a home-based, family-focused treatment program accommodating the family's everyday schedule. It helps identify and resolve problems that could result in hospitalization or out-of-home placements and improves the child's relationships and functioning at home, in school and in the community.

By recognizing a child’s strengths, IICAPS focuses on them as part of a specialized treatment plan developed in conjunction with the family and child.

IICAPS Offers:

  • Intensive in-home therapy individualized to meet each child's specific mental health needs
  • Comprehensive assessment of the treatment needs of the child and family
  • Time-limited, individual and family therapy
  • Connections to additional child and adolescent psychiatric services in the community
  • 24-hour, 7 day per week crisis response
  • Parent guidance and training in behavioral management techniques
  • Culturally competent, multi lingual interventions
  • Multi-systems collaboration with schools, the juvenile justice system, medical and others in the child's environment
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication management available upon request

Hope Can Be Found at Home!

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