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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.


Intensive in-home services provide therapeutic support and treatment for children, youth and families who have been identified as having mental health needs that require an intensive level of intervention and which are best addressed through flexible services specifically tailored to meet their individual needs.


A range of treatments can be provided through intensive in-home services such as behavior management support and parenting support.


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.


Referrals are accepted internally through Children’s Centre Thunder Bay. For more information, please contact us at 807-343-5000.