Intensive Family Preservation

Intensive Family Preservation (IFP)

“Keeping families together is what the Family Preservation Program is all about.”

The people we serve:

  • Families with children at high risk of being placed in out-of-home care by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) due to abuse and neglect
  • Families just reunified following a period of time spent in out-of-home care
  • Foster families and/or pre-/post-adoptive families and children in relative care

How the program works:

  • IFP is designed to quickly intervene and reduce immediate safety factors and the risk of future neglect and abuse of children.
  • Services are intensive and short-term: twice a week for the first four weeks and a minimum of one visit for the remaining weeks of service based on the needs of the family and the length of service being 4-6 months.

Characteristics of IFP:

  • All referrals from the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) serving Region 6  New Britain/Meriden DCF offices and surrounding towns
  • The program utilizes a strength-based, family-centered, supportive approach
  • Services focus on active engagement and support, improving family functioning, parent education, crisis management, connection to needed services, and assistance with obtaining essential concrete needs
  • All services are centered in the home and in the community
  • Program offers case management services as well as concrete needs, such as securing food, clothing and basic necessities of daily living; and assistance with connecting families to community resources

For additional program information, contact:

Corey Pisani, LMSW, IFP Program Supervisor
(860) 515-2368        

Sonia Colón-Mora, LMSW, IFP Director

(860) 515-2367        

COVID-19 SafeguardsKlingberg Family Centers

As COVID-19 continues to spread through our country and region, a number of safeguards have been put into place to protect our clients and families, staff, visitors, and surrounding communities. In addition to increased cleaning efforts, hand sanitizer, and distribution of information, we are taking the following steps to prevent the spread of the virus.

  • The Raymond Hill School will be closed at least until April 20.
  • The Extended Day Treatment Program is also closed.
  • Our group homes are closed to visitors in order to protect the welfare of our clients.
  • The Nexus Professional Development Center, Tilcon Center, and RHS auditorium have been closed for use by outside groups effective immediately.