Intensive Child and Family Intervention

Children's Centre Thunder Bay offers Intensive Child and Family Intervention (ICFI), which helps parents and caregivers to develop and improve their parenting skills and knowledge through coaching, teaching, and hands-on learning within their own home environment.

Families are eligible for this program if they meet the following criteria:

  • The identified child/youth is up to 17 years old
  • The child/youth and family are currently receiving service from Children’s Centre Thunder Bay and have an assigned Case Manager
  • Parents are receptive to participating in hands-on coaching and support by a qualified professional in the family home

Intervention involves a Worker going into the family home, usually during the time of day when support is most needed. The Worker, in consultation with family members and the Case Manager, will determine treatment goals and create a plan to support the family. As each family is unique, the duration and frequency of involvement is individualized and will be determined in collaboration with family members, the Worker, and the Case Manager.

For more information, or to make a referral for services, please call the Access Network at 1-855-486-5037, or Children's Centre Thunder Bay at 807-343-5000.