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Tanner Intensive Family Intervention Program (TIFIP)

In-home counseling

The Tanner Intensive Family Intervention Program (TIFIP) focuses on treating children with emotional and behavioral difficulties. The program works to promote a healthy family environment and to prevent the need for placing the child in out-of-home situations, such as inpatient hospitalization, detention, therapeutic foster care or residential treatment.

TIFIP works with children in their family's home to assist the family and child in resolving the current crisis and reducing the likelihood of recurrence, helps the family to connect with needed community services and resources, improve the patient's ability to cope with his or her circumstances, as well as improve the parent's or legal guardian's capacity to care for a child with exceptional circumstances or special needs.

Services are directed towards the child identified to be in need of treatment, but include the whole family. Children and their families receive time-limited, in-home intensive support services in an effort to prevent the need for out-of-home residential treatment. Your child will have three therapists working with him or her and your family at least three times per week. A full-time program coordinator helps facilitate social work and the coordination of services. For those families that require it, the therapy team has access to our medical director, Jack Miller, MD. Dr. Miller is a developmental behavior pediatrician with more than 25 years of experience working with youth and their families.

If you think you or a loved one may benefit from the above program, please call our help line at 770.836.9551.

Willowbrooke at Tanner
20 Herrell Road, Villa Rica, GA 30180

Phone: 770.836.9551

24-Hour Help Line: 770.836.9551

Willowbrooke at Tanner’s 24-hour help line confidentially addresses behavioral and emotional concerns. Staff members trained in crisis intervention may refer clients to the closest Tanner emergency department for immediate intervention or to schedule free in-office screenings.

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