FAMILY TRAUMA INTERVENTION PROGRAM (FTIP)
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.
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.
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 FTIP Clinical Supervisor Sarah Kliman by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (585-479-4737).
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.
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- Receives and investigates reports of suspected abuse and neglect of children;
- Protects children who have been abused or neglected; and
- Provides support and rehabilitative services to families where children have been abused or neglected.
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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.