About this Program

Intensive Family Stabilization (IFS) provides culturally sensitive intensive intervention, through clinical and case-management services utilizing a team-approach by a Master’s-level clinician and a BA/BS-level or equivalent case worker.

These cases are typically short-term in nature, and given the significant level of challenges faced by the families involved, are intensive.

The approach requires clinical assessment of needs and strategies identified by DCF, the family, and clinical staff with clinical intervention by the clinician and case management by the Family Support Worker through community service connection, parenting skill building, parent/child mediation, and life skills training. Visits to the family are one visit by each staff member weekly.

Contact Information

Kathy Garrity, MSW LCSW
Director of Case Management Services
508-798-1900 Ext 252