FAMILY TRAUMA INTERVENTION PROGRAM (FTIP)

Our Mission:

We are a team of compassionate clinicians who provide client-centered therapy and support to children and families. We are committed to fostering strong relationships, reducing the risk of maltreatment and promoting healing by sharing our expertise in trauma, child abuse and neglect, and intimate partner violence.

Program Description: 

The Family Trauma Intervention Program is a therapeutic, home-based program that serves children and families impacted by all types of trauma, including: child abuse/neglect, maltreatment, intimate partner violence, and grief-related issues such as family member fatalities and community violence.  Intensive, ongoing individual and/or family therapy is provided to children and caregivers depending on the family’s needs.  Additionally, clients with case management needs are linked with appropriate community resources to ensure that their concrete needs are being met. Our program consists of Master’s level clinicians and experienced case managers who partner with families to promote healing.  General goals include mitigating the impacts of trauma on mental and physical health, repairing and/or strengthening parent-child relationships, and supporting the overall health and development of the child. Our services are child-centered, family-focused, trauma-informed, based in evidence, and flexible in nature to ensure that we are meeting the unique needs of each child and family we serve.

There are two teams of therapists and case managers who provide services.  They both have expertise in trauma in children and families.  The 0-18 team specializes in working with all ages of children and their caregivers.  The Infant and Early Childhood team specializes in working with children ages 0-6 and their caregivers.  Three therapists are co-located at Bivona Child Advocacy Center and collaborate with other members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team to enhance safety and holistic well-being for infants and young children who have experienced, or may have experienced, sexual abuse.

FTIP

How to Refer

Many of our referrals come directly from Monroe County DHS and Bivona Child Advocacy Center, however, community professionals and community members can refer children and their families to the program. To begin this process, contact one of our program supervisors:

Clinical Supervisors:

Leah Elliott
lelliott@spcc-roch.org 

Michelle Almeida
malmeida@spcc-roch.org 

Or by phone: (585)325-6101 x215

FTIP Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for FTIP?

Children under 18 who have experienced trauma and their caregivers are eligible for services.

What is the cost of FTIP?

Thanks to funding from Monroe County Department of Human Services and the NYS Office of Victim Services, there is no cost to families.

How do I coordinate FTIP services?

FTIP therapists and case managers regularly coordinate with community professionals involved in the lives of the families they serve, including DHS staff, school and daycare personnel, medical and other mental health professionals, and others who are involved in caring for the children.  With child and caregiver permission and a signed release form, we can provide information and attend meetings in order to provide recommendations and support.

Internship Opportunities

Interested in finding out what to expect from an internship placement in FTIP? Click on the link to find a full description of the FTIP program, a detailed list of what interns can expect & a list of qualities that the program is looking for in an intern.

Community Partners

Victim Compensation | Office of Victim Services

Victim Services
The Office of Victim Service now accepts online claim applications through the Victim Service Portal. Before filing an online claim: Consider contacting a victim assistance program for help. Victim advocates can help ensure OVS has all the paperwork necessary to determine if you are eligible for assistance. 

Monroe County DHS Prevention Unit

The Preventive Services Unit, a division of the Monroe County Department of Human Services, is committed to contracting for the most effective, efficient, and accessible services for families whose children are at risk of placement out of the home. These services are intended to prevent foster care placements, hasten the return home of children already in placement, divert youth from entering the Family Court system, prevent and reduce incidents of child maltreatment and strengthen family life.

Department of Human Services

The Department of Human Services has as its goal a common sense human service delivery system that is comprehensive, responsive, coordinated and based on measurable results.  The department provides various forms of assistance to citizens of Monroe County including income support, medical assistance and comprehensive services designed to promote a higher quality of life for children, families and disadvantaged or elderly adults.

Rochester City School District

Do you need help accessing services in our district such as Student Placement, Transportation or Special Education? Do you have a question, compliment, or concern about your child's school? Contact At Your Service today and we'll respond within 48 hours to help. Email atyourservice@rcsdk12.org

Bivona Child Advocacy Center

Child Advocates in Rochester, NY

Bivona Child Advocacy Center delivers excellence in child abuse response, healing, and prevention through collaborative service, awareness, education, and leadership.

Impact Team DHS

CPS Impact Team housed at Bivona Child Advocacy Center
Child Protective Services is a program area of the Children and Family Services Division of the Monroe County Department of Human Services that:
  1. Receives and investigates reports of suspected abuse and neglect of children;
  2. Protects children who have been abused or neglected; and
  3. Provides support and rehabilitative services to families where children have been abused or neglected.

RPD Victim Assistance

Victim Assistance - Rochester, NY
If you are the victim of a crime, the Rochester Police Department's (RPD) Victim Assistance Unit is here to help. The office is located on the second floor, Room 270, of the Rochester Public Safety Building, 185 Exchange Blvd., Rochester, NY. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon; telephone (585) 428-6630.

You have the right to be protected against intimidation and harm. If you are threatened, immediately call 9-1-1.

Parents as Teachers

Parents as Teachers promotes the optimal early development, learning, and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents and caregivers. We advance the delivery of high-quality services for families through a comprehensive system of supports and innovative solutions.

NYS Association of Infant Mental Health

NYS Association of Infant Mental Health overall mission includes creating and supporting the development of a higher quality workforce in the Infant Mental Health Field. Endorsement® will recognize those who have specialized skills and training to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, their parents and other caregivers.

Willow Domestic Violence Center

Domestic Violence Center

Each year, Willow Center provides services to over 7,500 clients and reaches another 12,000 through prevention education in the Greater Rochester area.

Rochester Monroe County Domestic Violence Consortium

A unified organization leading an inclusive, collaborative community response to domestic violence by promoting safety for victims, survivors and their families; ensuring offender accountability; and fostering community awareness.

Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

OVW does not provide services directly to the public. If you are in immediate danger, please call 911. Find local resources on our map or call one of the national hotlines.

Monroe County Courts

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Legal Aid Society of Rochester, NY

Highly Qualified and Zealous Advocates
Providing full and meaningful access to justice, to counsel, and to the court system in Rochester, NY.

NYS Department of Health

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WIC's mission is to partner with you and your family, providing; Breastfeeding promotion and support, healthy lifestyle promotion and support, individualized food packages, nutrition counseling focused on your needs and concerns, convenient hours, locations and services, as well as referrals to other health and social services.

Act for Youth

The ACT (Assets Coming Together) for Youth Center for Community Action connects research to practice in the areas of positive youth development and adolescent/young adult health. With generous support from the New York State Department of Health.

Reach Inside and Strive for Excellence (RISE)

RISE is the City of Rochester's Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention program, led by the Bureau of Employment Skills Training and Youth Services. RISE is a collaboration of community service agencies working together to reduce teen pregnancies and reduce STD/HIV  rates among youth within the City of Rochester.

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